New York, NY (October 24, 2013) – Glastonbury, CT-based Shoptech Software, maker of the E2 Shop System for manufacturers, featured in the 2nd annual Inc. Hire Power Awards, recognizing the private businesses that have generated the most jobs in the past 18 months.
Shoptech Software, maker of software for job shops and small- to mid-sized manufacturers, generated 40 jobs from January 1st, 2012 to June 30th 2013, placing it among the top private business job creators within the software industry and number 1 in the state ofConnecticut in all industries. “We are honored to receive such a prestigious award,” says Phillip Hutchinson, President and CEO of Shoptech Software. “The growth that we have experienced with our customer base has created a need to hire some of the best in the industry to continue to drive our success.”
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that only 222,000 full-time jobs were added in 2012—compare those numbers to the honorees of the Inc. magazine’s HIRE POWER AWARDS, which created 69,182 jobs between January 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013. The numbers become even more amazing when you look closer—the top job creator, Universal Services of America added 14,240 employees to a workforce of 35,000; second-place Vivint added 1,943 to 6,496 and third-place Heartland Dental Care added 1,759 to 4,965. These small to mid-sized companies and other just like Shoptech Software could hold the key to restoring America’s economic vitality.
“For the second year in a row, we are pleased to recognize the employers who are putting Americans back to work for a second time,” says Eric Schurenberg, Editor-in-Chief of Inc. “The HIRE POWER AWARDS are the only awards that single out job creators. We think it’s fitting to pay tribute to company founders not just for their business prowess but also for their immense contribution to the welfare of U.S. workers and the vitality of the U.S. economy.”
Shoptech Software is among the 437 private growth companies that are HIRE POWER AWARDS honorees, leading the way in creating more American jobs. While the honorees are found across the country in 25 categories, industries with the most Hire Power companies include health, financial services, software, human resources and IT services. States with the most honorees include California, Florida, Texas, Ohio, New York, Massachusetts, Illinois and Utah.
“At Bank of America Merrill Lynch, we understand the vital role of small and mid-sized businesses in the local economy,” said George Smith, head of Business Banking, Bank of America Merrill Lynch. “And we are proud to partner with Inc. to sponsor the Hire Power Awards to recognize these business leaders.”
The Inc. Hire Power Award is for US-based, private companies (both for profit and non-profit). Companies must have been founded in 2011 or earlier and have employed at least 10 full-time US based employees as of December 31, 2012. Companies must complete the Employee Verification Report. Top award finalists may also be asked to provide their 2012 EEO Employer Information Report.
Award categories include most jobs created in the US, most jobs created by state, most jobs created by industry and highest employee growth percentage,). Companies featured in Inc.’s November issue represent the top tier winners for the Higher Power Award and a complete list of the winners can be found on www.Inc.com.
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About Shoptech and E2
The E2 Shop System, manufacturing software for job shops and contract manufacturers, provides small to mid-market manufacturers the ability to control the quality, productivity and profitability of their businesses with a fully integrated software solution. Established in 1984, Shoptech is headquartered in Glastonbury, Connecticut and has regional offices in Cincinnati, Chicago, Houston and Las Vegas.