[Press Release] uTest honored for Job Creation in Massachusetts by Inc. Magazine’s Hire Power Award
Friday, October 25, 2013
Boston, MA October 24, 2013 – uTest, the world’s leading provider of in-the-wild software testing, has
been featured in the 2nd
annual Inc. Hire Power Awards,
recognizing the private businesses that have generated the most jobs in the
past three years. uTest created 60 jobs from January 1st, 2012 to June
30th 2013 – representing a 107%
increase in employees – which places the company among the top
job creators among private businesses within the state of Massachusetts.
uTest is among the 437 private growth
companies that are Hire
Power Award honorees, leading the way in creating more American
jobs. In helping companies design
and implement killer apps since uTest’s inception in 2008, the demand for its
in-the-wild testing services and overall app quality solutions has not only landed
uTest on consecutive Inc. 500 lists, but has also made it one of Massachusetts’
fastest-growing private companies.
expectations of web and mobile apps are growing sharply, and companies need their
apps to work as well in the hands of customers as they do in the test lab,”
said uTest CEO Doron Reuveni. "This
Inc. Hire Power Award points to the criticality of hiring talented staff in
order to meet the fast-growing demand for uTest’s in-the-wild testing services in
today’s apps economy."
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 others
just like uTest 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.”
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.”
An award ceremony, sponsored by Bank of America
Merrill Lynch, will take place November 12, 2013 in San Francisco.
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.
uTest provides in-the-wild testing solutions
that span the entire software development lifecycle – including functional,
security, load, localization and usability testing. The company’s community of
100,000+ professional testers from 200 countries and territories put web,
mobile and desktop applications through their paces by testing on real devices
under real-world conditions. Thousands of companies – including Google, USA
Today, Amazon, Virgin, Sony, Box and Trulia – rely on uTest as a critical
component of their testing processes for fast, reliable and effective testing
results. Visit uTest at www.utest.com and keep tabs on @uTest via Twitter.
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand
dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with
the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Total monthly audience reach for the brand
has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today. For more information, visit www.inc.com.
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