CRC Once Again Named ‘Best Workplace’
CRC Employees at Best Workplace celebration.

Best Workplace LogoAustin, Minn. – Cooperative Response Center, Inc.’s (CRC’s) Austin, Minn., facility has once again been recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in Southeast Minnesota by Workforce Development, Inc. This is the 10th time CRC has received this honor.

Recently Workforce Development identified and announced 15 companies in the southeast Minnesota area as the best businesses to work at for 2024. Companies were divided into either small- (under 50 employees), mid-size- (50-150 employees), or large- (over 150 employees) sized categories. CRC’s Austin Center fell into the mid-sized category.

“We are thrilled to be named one of the best places to work in Southeast Minnesota,” said Shawna Johnson, CRC’s vice president, human resource development. “This recognition is a testament to CRC’s commitment to creating a positive work environment for its employees. Our employees are the heart of our organization, and we are committed to providing them with a positive work environment and opportunities for growth and development.”

Local companies recognized by Workforce Development for the Best Workplace honor were celebrated at the 2024 Workforce Development Forum celebration held Thursday, April 25, at the Rochester International Event Center in Rochester, Minn.

About CRC

CRC is a nationwide, cooperatively owned, 24/7 contact center and alarm monitoring center. Founded in 1992, CRC has steadily increased the size and scope of its operation with offices in Austin, Minn., Dunlap, Tenn., Abilene, Texas, and Kirksville, Mo. CRC serves over 550 members and associate members in 47 states, representing 12.5 million consumers. Visit CRC on the web at

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