It was all smiles for a Catawba Ridge High School employee when the school opened. Forbes ranked the school district as a Top 10 employer in the state. (File photo/Fort Mill Sun)

Forbes has named the Fort Mill School District as a top ten employer in South Carolina in its 2022 America’s Best Employers by State, according to a press release.

The district ranks as the number eight employer in South Carolina. Plus, the placement is the only K-12 school district listed in the top 10. The district is only one of three K-12 districts to make the list of 55 best employers in the state.

Forbes partnered with market research company Statista to compile their fourth annual list of America’s Best Employers by State. The list is divided into 51 rankings – one for each of the 50 states, plus the District of Columbia – and was compiled by surveying 70,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 500 employees.

“Whatever the motivation, employers increasingly realize that their brands and their values have to resonate at a local level to attract the kind of talent to get things done,” the magazine said in the lead story.

Superintendent Dr. Chuck Epps (file photo)

Superintendent Dr. Chuck Epps released this statement on the recognition: “It is a priority of the school board and our district administration to maintain a positive and supportive work environment for all employees. We believe that maintaining the family atmosphere among our staff is key to successfully serving our students and community.”

You can view the full list on the Forbes website here

Greg "Ricky Bobby" Rickabaugh has lived in the Fort Mill and York County community since 2006. He has covered the area while a reporter for The Charlotte Observer and a freelance writer for The Fort Mill...