Forbes has identified Kingsport-based Eastman as one of its 2019 America’s Best Large Employers.

The company was ranked 133rd out of the 500 large employers, which are defined as companies with more than 5,000 U.S. employees. This is the second consecutive year Eastman has made the list, ranking 232nd in 2018.

Companies are selected based on the opinions of American workers. The most important factor in determining a company’s ranking on the list comes from the likelihood of current employees recommending their company to friends or family. 

In collaboration with analytics firm Statista, Forbes asked 50,000 American employees working for large firms or institutions to rate — on a scale of 0 to 10 — their willingness to recommend their own companies. In addition, participants were requested to evaluate other employers that stood out either positively or negatively in their respective industries.

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