Softchoice Makes Globe and Mail ‘Best Workplaces’ List for Fifth Year in a Row

Toronto, ON – April 28, 2010 – Softchoice is delighted to announce it has again been named to the Globe and Mail’s list of “Best Workplaces in Canada”. Considered the ‘gold standard’ for evaluating exemplary workplaces, the annual award recognizes employers that have gone above and beyond in fostering environments that emphasize trust, open communication, camaraderie and opportunities for merit based advancement. Softchoice was one of only 75 organizations in all of Canada to receive this award.

“It is a great honor to be ranked on this prestigious list for the fifth consecutive year,” says David MacDonald, President and CEO of Softchoice Corporation. “This achievement tells us that as we expand our business and our value to customers, we continue to create opportunities for our people to grow and share in our success.”

Over the past three years Softchoice has broadened its portfolio of offerings to include the technical services and expertise required to design and implement some of today’s most advanced IT solutions. In doing so, the Company has created new trajectories for employees to grow professionally in their careers. In addition to providing new job opportunities in direct marketing, professional services and solution architecture, Softchoice employees are encouraged to develop leadership skills by participating on Softchoice’s Green Team as well as the Softchoice Cares Board – the employee-led steering committee responsible for guiding the Company’s philanthropic strategy.

“At the end of the day environment is everything,” says Maria Odoardi, Vice President of People. “We’re proud to offer an environment that provides so many avenues for people to grow both personally and professionally.”

The Best Workplaces award is administered by the Great Place to Work Institute of Canada. Companies that have been recognized through this program have been shown to consistently outperform their peers on the stock market over the long run.

About Melissa Alvares

Melissa was the head of Softchoice’s campaign marketing team, responsible for providing organizations with information on the latest technology trends, insights and solutions from the desktop to the data center.