Sierrah Ambo and Hannah Hansen prepared for Murdoch's Bucket Sale in this April 2016 photo. Both team members work at the retail store in Missoula, Montana.
Bozeman, MT – Murdoch’s Ranch & Home Supply was named this year’s Montana Employer of Choice, a distinction that is awarded annually by a collaborative partnership through the Montana Department of Labor.
Businesses are nominated by their respective employees, and businesses compete in two size categories: 1) more than 25 employees, or 2) less than 25 employees. Local Job Services determine one winning employer from each category to compete at the state level.
The Montana State Employers’ Council is responsible for administering the award, which is a division of the Department of Labor.
Murdoch’s was chosen to represent the Bozeman large employer category this year and went on to win at the state level as well.
The award is given based on the following criteria: Employee Benefits/Initiatives, Leadership & Workplace Culture, Employee Training/Development, and Community Orientation.
Murdoch’s employs approximately 600 team members in Montana. Murdoch’s started in 1994 in Bozeman and now operates an e-commerce website and 30 stores across Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska and Idaho. Roughly 1,400 team members comprise its workforce.
“The Murdochians who make up our family of stores, distribution centers and offices are what make this company a truly fantastic place to spend our work days,” said John Parkes, Murdoch’s Chief People Officer. “What an honor for the State of Montana to recognize our team members’ good work – and it takes each and every team member to make it great. It really does.”
Murdoch’s is a retail business known for its selection of agriculture supplies, fencing, animal health products, feed, tools, auto accessories, pet food and toys, footwear, firearms and accessories, work wear, western fashion, hardware, lawn and garden supplies, tack, gifts and kids’ toys.
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