FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Catholic Relief Services
Baltimore, MD, December 5, 2011 – Catholic Relief Services (CRS) was named one of 75 top workplaces in Baltimore by the Baltimore Sun, ranking eighth in a field of 20 mid-sized companies. The international humanitarian agency has called Baltimore home for its world headquarters since 1989 and has a Baltimore-based workforce of 393. This is the first time CRS has won the designation.
“It is an honor to be named as a Top Workplace in Baltimore,” said David Piraino, executive vice president of human resources. “It’s a testament to the value we place on our employees and the strides we take to support them holistically – as professionals, family members, and individuals.”
The ranking was the result of a confidential survey of employees in companies nominated for the award. Working with an outside consultant, Workplace Dynamics, The Baltimore Sun received 15,625 employee surveys from 117 companies; data was compiled and winners were categorized into bands based on size of workforce. CRS is in the top end of the midsize band.
“We truly care about the people in our CRS family,” said Piranio. “Our mission to help people overseas in times of disaster and bring relief and development to poor communities places enormous demand – both physical and emotional – on our staff. To live up to this mission, it’s essential we support, protect and nurture our employees. It’s rewarding to have an outside organization confirm we’re on the right track.”
Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. The agency provides assistance to people in need in nearly 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. For more information, please visit www.crs.org or www.crsespanol.org.