Nevada headquartered Las Vegas Sands has lauded its inclusion on Forbes’ second annual list of ‘America’s Best-in-State Employers’, with the firm ranking in 14th place for the state of Nevada.

Forbes partnered with market research company Statista to pinpoint organisations liked best by employees, with the list divided into 51 rankings, one for each of the 50 states plus the District of Columbia, and compiled by surveying 80,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 500 employees.

Surveys were conducted on a rolling basis from October 2019 to May 2020, and responses regarding the same employers were compared throughout the process, so as to account for any statistically significant variations in the results collected before and after the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.

“Our company has built an enduring reputation as a global hospitality and business leader, due in large part to the dedication of our team members and leadership team. Our inclusion on the best-in-state employers list reinforces and validates that that reputation is well-earned,” explained Sheldon Adelson, Sands chairman and CEO.

“We set the standard for delivering an exceptional guest experience, maintaining consistently solid financial operations and being a responsible corporate citizenship in our communities, making them better places to work and live. 

“We pride ourselves in providing an exceptional work environment, competitive compensation and unmatched benefits programs for our team members. During the coronavirus pandemic, the health and safety of our team members has been our number one priority. We’ve made testing widely available for our team members and their families and have put in place strong safety protocols across our Las Vegas properties.  

“Additionally, while we have seen dramatic decreases in our business levels, we have continued to provide pay and benefits to our team members from the moment the pandemic began – something we believe is unequaled in our industry.”

Also making the ranking for the Silver State was Wynn Resorts in sixth, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in eighth, International Game Technology at sixteenth and Boyd Gaming at 24.