Raleigh, NC, August 23, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Inc. magazine today ranked The Select Group No. 2,144 on its sixth annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy — America’s independent entrepreneurs. Unified Payments tops this year’s list. The Select Group, a Raleigh-based IT and engineering recruiting firm, joins Yelp, yogurt maker Chobani, Giftcards.com, KIND and famed hatmaker Tilly’s, among other prominent brands featured on this year’s list.
“This award is a testament to our dedicated employees and our unwavering goal to achieve excellence in customer satisfaction,” says Sheldon Wolitski, the company’s founder and CEO. ”We are honored to rank among some of the best companies in the Unites States for six years in a row.”
In a stagnant economic environment, median growth rate of 2012 Inc. 500|5000 companies remains an impressive 97 percent. The companies on this year’s list report having created more than 400,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $299 billion.
Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/5000.
"Now, more than ever, we depend on Inc. 500|5000 companies to spur innovation, provide jobs, and drive the economy forward. Growth companies, not large corporations, are where the action is,” says Inc. Editor Eric Schurenberg.
The 2012 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2008 to 2011. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2008. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent — not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies — as of Dec. 31, 2011. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2008 is $100,000; the minimum for 2011 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at www.inc.com/500.
The Select Group and others on the list will be honored during a ceremony and conference Oct. 3-5 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix.
About The Select Group
The Select Group is an award-winning, full-service recruiting partner with a fresh and personal approach. Specializing in the placement of technology and engineering professionals, the company aims to connect great companies with quality talent. Founded in 1999, The Select Group is headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., with sales offices throughout North America. It continues to be recognized for its innovative approach and rapid growth, earning CareerBuilder’s “Best of Staffing” recognition for outstanding client feedback and Staffing Industry Analyst’s 2011 Fastest Growing Staffing Firms. Additional accolades include placement on Inc. magazine’s Inc. 500 list, as well as local awards such as Entrepreneur of the Year, Fast 50, Top Company to Watch, HR & Staffing Impact Leader, Best Overall Company, and Best Places to Work. To learn more about The Select Group, call (919) 459-1049 or visit www.selectgroup.com.