Heartland Dental Care Ranks Third in Nation in Inc. Hire Power Awards

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Published on October 25 2013 7:35 pm
Last Updated on October 25 2013 7:47 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Heartland Dental of Effingham, one of the leading dental support organizations in the country, as recently included in the 2013 Inc. Magazine Hire Power Awards, which recognizes the Top 100 companies who are creating career opportunities, restoring lives and playing a significant role in advancing the economy.  In terms of jobs created, Heartland Dental was ranked #3 out of the 100 recognized companies.

"I'm extremely thankful to be acknowledged by Inc. for our efforts in creating new employment opportunities and strengthening our economy," said Rick Workman, DVD, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Heartland Dental.  "I'm also proud that Heartland Dental is being mentioned alongside so many of today's most influential, pioneering businesses."

With over 5,000 current employees, Heartland Dental has added 1,759 new jobs since the end of 2011.  In addition to ranking #3 in job creation nationally, Heartland Dental ranked #1 in the state of Illinois, #1 in the business products and services industry and #3 in companies with over 1,000 employees.

(HEARTLAND FOUNDER AND C-E-O DR. RICK WORKMAN (3rd from left) AND PRESIDENT AND C-O-O PAT BAUER (2nd from right) AT RIBBON-CUTTING FOR HEARTLAND'S EFFINGHAM HEADQUARTERS EXPANSION EARLIER THIS YEAR)

Patrick Bauer, President and Chief Operations Officer of Heartland Dental added, "Since Heartland Dental was founded, it's been our mission to create an environment that fosters continual growth and provides exceptional, long-term career opportunities for our team members.  We're thrilled to be recognized by Inc. for these achievements."

Created by Inc. last year, the second annual Hire Power Awards feature America's top contributing private companies to employment growth, spanning all industries, states and company sizes.  The awards continue to draw national attention for spotlighting the positive impact businesses are making on the job market and economy.  To qualify, applicants must be US-based, have been founded in 2011 or earlier, and have at least 10 full-time employees as of December 31, 2012.  In total, the companies on the list created more than 51,000 jobs over the past 18 months.  To view the complete Hire Power Awards list, visit www.inc.com/hire-power/list/2013.