G&K Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:GK) is proud to announce that G&K Services Canada was named one of the 50 Best Employers in Canada for the tenth consecutive year. This recognition is based on the results of a study conducted by Aon Hewitt, a global human resources consulting and outsourcing firm. "Receiving this recognition for the tenth consecutive year marks a significant milestone in our company’s history – one that I knew we could, and would, achieve," said Robert G. Wood, President of G&K Services Canada. "At G&K, the input of each team member is not only valued, it’s encouraged and expected. Helping people and teams develop and succeed together is integral to our culture, and is built into our company’s core values. These results, a decade in the making, are an expression of our collective engagement, and a true reflection of the passion and commitment that drives our team.” “G&K has a world class team, so it’s gratifying to receive this recognition,” said Douglas A. Milroy, G&K’s Chief Executive Officer. “Being named a Best Employer for ten consecutive years is a tremendous achievement. We are proud to be one of a select few companies in Canada that can celebrate this distinction.” The primary requirement for being recognized as a Best Employer is creating and sustaining a highly engaged workforce. This is measured by surveying each participating company’s employee base. The results of this survey provide organizations with the opportunity to learn about employee perceptions across key drivers of engagement, such as senior leadership and manager effectiveness, enabling employee productivity, and employee value and appreciation. G&K Services Canada has a long history of excellence, both as an employer and as a leading provider of uniforms and facility services. The company is the market leader in Canada, employing approximately 1,300 people, many of whom have been with the company for more than 20 years. G&K’s success in engaging employees is built around a culture that promotes openness, collaboration and a commitment to continuous learning and professional development.
The 2014 list of the Best Employers in Canada will appear in the November 7, 2013 issue of Maclean's Magazine and the November 20, 2013 edition of La Presse. In addition, the study results can be accessed at www.bestemployerscanada.comAbout G&K Services, Inc. G&K Services, Inc. is a service-focused market leader of branded uniform and facility services programs in the United States, and is the largest such provider in Canada. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, G&K Services has nearly 7,800 employees serving approximately 170,000 customers from 165 facilities in North America. G&K Services is a publicly held company traded over the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol GK and is a component of the Standard & Poor’s SmallCap 600 Index. For more information visit www.gkservices.com.