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Companies that have NEVER sacked anyone

Last updated on: May 30, 2012 13:33 IST

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While companies are laying off employees across the board around the world, there are some that have never sacked a single staff in their whole history.

Let's take a look at some of these companies listed by CNN Money.

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Wegmans Food Markets

It is a family-owned US regional supermarket chain headquartered in Gates, New York, near Rochester. Wegmans has over 75 stores in the mid-Atlantic region, in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts.

Founded in 1916 in Rochester, Wegmans has appeared on Fortune's annual "100 Best Companies to Work For" list since its inception in 1998, and has ranked among the top 10 for eight consecutive years.

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Image: A view of Wegmans Food Markets.
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The Container Store

It is a specialty retail chain that sells storage solutions for home and office. On July 1, 1978, The Container Store opened its doors in a small, 1,600-square-foot retail space in Dallas. Kip Tindell (Chairman and CEO), Garrett Boone (Chairman Emeritus), and Architect John Mullen opened a retail store offering a mix of products devoted to helping people simplify their lives.

In doing so, they originated a new category of retailing, that of storage and organisation.

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Image: A tote bag at The Container Store.
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Nugget Markets

Nugget Markets is a family-owned upscale supermarket chain operating within the greater Sacramento metropolitan area. It is headquartered in Woodland, California.

As of October 2009, the company operated nine of its flagship Nugget-brand stores, as well as three Food 4 Less franchises.

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Image: Nugget Markets is headquartered in Woodland, California.
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St Jude's Children's Research Hospital

Founded in 1962, it is a paediatric treatment and research facility focused on children's catastrophic diseases. It is located in Memphis, Tennessee, and is a non-profit medical corporation chartered as a tax-exempt organisation under tax regulations.

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Baptist Health South Florida

Baptist Hospital of Miami is a non-profit hospital located in Miami, Florida, United States operated by Baptist Health South Florida.

Founded in 1960, the 650 bed facility is now one of the largest hospitals in the Miami area. The Corporate headquarters is located in Coral Gables, Florida, and has facilities throughout Miami-Dade County, into the Florida Keys, and in southern Broward County.

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Image: Baptist Hospital of Miami is a non-profit hospital located in Miami, Florida.
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Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

It is a not-for-profit healthcare organisation formed in 1998 when Egleston Children's Health Care System and Scottish Rite Children's Medical Center merged.

Both hospitals maintained their original locations, but the merger brought together Egleston's teaching and research strengths with Scottish Rite's successful private-practice model.

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Image: Children's Healthcare of Atlanta was formed in 1998.
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Baker Donelson

It is a large US law firm and lobbying group with offices in the Southeastern United States, Washington, DC, and London, England.

According to the National Law Journal's 2010 rankings, it is the 72nd largest law firm in the United States, and the largest in the state of Tennessee.

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Image: It is a large US law firm and lobbying group.
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Scripps Health

Scripps Health is a non-profit health care system based in San Diego, California. The system includes four hospitals and 19 outpatient facilities, and treats a half-million patients annually through 2,600 affiliated physicians.

The system also includes clinical research and medical education programmes.

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Atlantic Health System

It is on the forefront of medicine, setting standards for quality health care in New Jersey and the New York metropolitan area.

Renowned for its breadth of cardiac services, including bypass surgery, angioplasty, and implantable pacemakers, Morristown Medical Center performs the second most heart surgeries in the New York metropolitan area.

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QuikTrip

QuikTrip is a Tulsa-based chain of convenience stores primarily found in the Midwestern and Southern United States.

The first QuikTrip was opened in 1958 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, by Chester Cadieux and Burt B Holmes. QuikTrip promotes its petrol as "high-quality" through guaranteeing it.

In 2005, QuikTrip and Chevron were the first two retailers to earn a "Top Tier" rating from General Motors, BMW, Honda, Volkswagen, Audi, and Toyota.

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Image: QuikTrip is a Tulsa-based chain of convenience stores.
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Aflac

It is the largest provider of supplemental insurance in the United States, founded in 1955 and based in Columbus, Georgia.

In the United States, Aflac underwrites a wide range of insurance policies, but is perhaps more known for its payroll deduction insurance coverage, which pays cash benefits when a policyholder has a covered accident or illness.

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Image: It is the largest provider of supplemental insurance in the United States.
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Publix Super Markets

It is an American supermarket chain based in Lakeland, Florida. Founded in 1930 by George W Jenkins, it is an employee-owned, privately held corporation.

Publix is currently ranked No 67 on Fortune magazine's list of 100 Best Companies to Work For 2011 and was ranked No 6 on Forbes' 2011 list of America's Largest Private Companies and is the largest in Florida.

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Image: It is an American supermarket chain based in Lakeland, Florida.
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GoDaddy.com

Go Daddy is an Internet domain registrar and web hosting company that also sells e-business related software and services.

In 2010, it reached more than 45 million domain names under management. Go Daddy is currently the largest Icann-accredited registrar in the world, and is four times the size of its closest competitor.

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Navy Federal Credit Union

Navy Federal Credit Union (or Navy Federal) is a credit union headquartered in Vienna, Virginia, chartered and regulated under the authority of the National Credit Union Administration of the US federal government.

Navy Federal is the largest natural member (or retail) credit union in the world, both in asset size and in membership. As of March 2012, Navy Federal had over $48.0 billion in assets, and over 3.9 million members.


Image: Navy Federal Credit Union is headquartered in Vienna, Virginia.
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