U.S. News & World Report and education non-profit Innovate + Educate have honored Big Ass Fans® as part of the inaugural HIRE Awards.
The HIRE Awards recognize employers utilizing innovative techniques for hiring and training to close the U.S. skills gap. The awards honor companies focused on cultivating employees who are often overlooked by traditional hiring practices, as well as businesses promoting a diverse workforce.
Big Ass Fans, along with the City of Albuquerque (N.M.), received one of two honorable mentions in the awards. Others companies honored include AmeriHealth Caritas, Bank of America, Boeing, Gilchrist Construction Company and Southwire.
Judges for the awards included Jobs for the Future, the National Association of Workforce Boards, Society for Human Resources Management, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and U.S. News & World Report.