OTTAWA, Oct. 15, 2010 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) --
Strong Corporate Values, Employee Engagement and Contributions to the
Community Make the Company an Exciting Place to Work
For the second straight year, MDS Nordion, a leading provider of products and services to the global
health science market, has been named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers by Mediacorp Canada, the nation's largest publisher of
employment-related periodicals and online directories.
"MDS Nordion's employees are the company's greatest asset and our
success in attracting, developing and retaining talent is reflected in
being recognized for a second straight year," says Steve West, Chief
Executive Officer, MDS Inc. and President, MDS Nordion. "On a daily
basis our dedicated and performance driven work force contributes not
only to the success of our business, but to the health and well being
of people in our communities and around the world. At Nordion, we don't
just make a living… We make a difference."
"Everyone at MDS Nordion is very enthusiastic about what they do and it
shows. The culture is relaxed and respectful, teamwork is evident and
valued, diversity is welcomed and encouraged, and healthy living is
promoted and supported," says Alaina Vossen, Senior Production
Technician, who has been with the company for 10 years. "My career at
MDS Nordion is what I wish to make of it. I am provided every opportunity to maximize my talents and achieve my
personal and professional goals."
Now in its 11th year, Canada's Top 100 Employers is an annual
competition to recognize Canada's best places to work. The project aims
to identify the companies and organizations that lead their industries
in attracting and retaining employees. MDS Nordion competed against
2,750 employers across the country for the 2011 honour and was
evaluated against several criteria including business growth, employee
input and feedback, stimulating work environment, benefits and
compensation programs, as well as training and skills development.
Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2011 were announced October 15, 2010.
About MDS Inc.
MDS Inc. (TSX: MDS; NYSE: MDZ) is a global health science company that
provides market-leading products and services used for the prevention,
diagnosis and treatment of disease. We are a leading provider of
innovative technologies for use in medical imaging and
radiotherapeutics, and sterilization technologies benefiting the lives
of millions of people in more than 65 countries around the world. Our
products and services are used daily by pharmaceutical and
biotechnology companies, medical-device manufacturers, hospitals,
clinics and research laboratories. MDS has more than 600 highly skilled
employees in four locations. Find out more at www.mdsnordion.com.
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