Sterling Receives Local Honor

Sterling Jewelers Inc. was named one of the best workplaces in Northeast Ohio during the 10th annual NorthCoast 99 Awards. This is the eighth time the Akron, Ohio-based headquarters was recognized for its exceptional working environment.

The annual recognition program honors 99 great workplaces for attracting, motivating and retaining top talent in Northeast Ohio. The program was developed and hosted by the Employers Resource Council, Northeast Ohio’s largest organization dedicated to Human Resources and workplace programs, practices, training and consulting.

In addition to being selected as one of the best workplaces, Sterling Jewelers was also honored as one of three recipients of the Diamond Award. The Diamond Award recognizes organizations that best demonstrate unique and highly innovative approaches to attracting, retaining and motivating top performers in relation to the ERC’s seven fundamental workplace characteristics: flexibility, opportunity, recognition, development, security, support and talent integrity.

NorthCoast 99 seeks nominations directly from employees throughout the region. Once nominated organizations complete a detailed description of their policies, benefits and workplace characteristics that makes them attractive from an employee perspective.

“We were honored to learn that our Sterling team members once again considered us for the nomination,” said Mark Light, president and chief executive officer of Sterling Jewelers Inc. “The talented people who work here are the foundation of this company. The passion and professionalism displayed among our team members are the reasons our organization is the industry leader, and continues to thrive and create new opportunities for the future.”

Akron, Ohio-based Sterling Jewelers Inc. operates more than 1,414 stores the U.S. and employs more than 17,000 team members nationally and 2,300 in Greater Akron. Sterling Jewelers Inc. is the U.S. division of Signet Jewelers Ltd., making it part of the largest specialty retail jeweler in the world.