Aerospace Named One of Forbes America’s Best Midsize Employers

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Feb. 13, 2024 – The Aerospace Corporation (Aerospace) was named one of America’s Best Midsize Employers 2023 by Forbes magazine for the fourth consecutive year. This is Aerospace’s eighth year and ninth time overall to be recognized by Forbes.


Aerospace secured a position on the list as a best midsize employer from 2016 until 2019, and from 2021 until 2024. Additionally, Forbes recognized Aerospace as one of the Best Employers for Diversity in 2019.

"We’re honored to be on Forbes Best Midsize Employer list for the eighth time," said Heather Laychak, Aerospace's Chief People Officer. "It is a remarkable achievement and underscores our employees’ unwavering dedication and commitment to building an exceptional workplace environment."

Collaborative initiatives are at the core of our work and underscore a commitment to teamwork and innovation. Our technical experts span every discipline of space-related science and engineering, positioning Aerospace to solve the hardest problems facing our nation’s space programs. Aerospace's implementation of a flexible, hybrid work model empowers employees and promotes a strong work-life balance while continuing to meet that mission.

To foster inclusivity, Aerospace has prioritized diversity through robust employee resource groups, providing platforms for varied perspectives, and through the Space Workforce 2030 initiative, which is a collective effort from 30 space companies to improve diversity in the industry and to provide measurable results.

These strategic enhancements reflect Aerospace's dedication to addressing complex challenges, creating a dynamic and progressive workplace, and to shaping the future of the space industry as a whole. 

The Forbes America’s Best Midsize Employers list was compiled through an independent survey of 50,000 Americans who worked for businesses with at least 1,000 employees. Participants were asked their willingness to recommend their employers and to nominate other organizations. These rankings were based on the number of recommendations each company received.

About The Aerospace Corporation

The Aerospace Corporation is a national nonprofit corporation that operates a federally funded research and development center and has more than 4,600 employees. With major locations in Chantilly, Virginia; El Segundo, California; Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Colorado Springs, Colorado, Aerospace addresses complex problems across the space enterprise and other areas of national and international significance through agility, innovation, and objective technical leadership. For more information, visit Follow us on X: @AerospaceCorp.


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