Edible Arrangements International, the pioneer and leader in hand-sculpted, fresh-fruit arrangements, has been named one of Connecticut's Top 5 companies in Inc.'s first Hire Power Awards.
The new award recognizes private businesses that have led the way in creating American jobs from 2008-2011.
Edible Arrangements International added 56 new positions to its corporate headquarters in the past three years. Based in Wallingford, Connecticut, the company staffs 150 corporate employees, in addition to the hundreds of franchisees who own and operate more than 1,100 locations worldwide.
"We are honored to be recognized for creating American jobs in the state of Connecticut," says Edible Arrangements CEO Tariq Farid. "As an entrepreneur, one of the best parts of achieving the American Dream is that it creates the opportunity to provide jobs for others. This award is a testament to our franchisees and our employees, who continue to wow our customers on a daily basis, thus creating a growing demand for our products and, as a result, an opportunity to create more jobs for more people."
The Hire Power Awards will appear in the December/January issue of Inc. Magazine. The inaugural awards are sponsored by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, which is proud to recognize American companies that have greatly increased their workforces.