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Four Virginia companies make Fortune list of top employers

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Four Virginia-based companies have been named to Fortune magazine’s annual list of 100 best employers.

The companies are Henrico County-based CarMax Inc., No. 54; McLean-based Mars Inc., No 76; McLean-based Capital One Financial Corp., No. 85; and Vienna-based Navy Federal Credit Union, No. 96.

CarMax moved up 20 places from No. 74 on the 2014 list of 100 Best Companies to Work For. The company has annual revenue of $10.96 billion and employs 18,000 people. The publicly traded company experienced one-year job growth of 12 percent.

Mars Inc., the candy maker famous for M&Ms, is privately owned by the Mars family and has annual revenue of $33 billion. Like CarMax, Mars Inc. vaulted up the Best Companies list, moving up 19 spots from No. 95 last year. It has 60,000 employees, of whom just under 11,500 work in the U.S. Jobs grew 4.3 percent last year.

Capital One moved up two spots from No. 87 in 2013. The credit-card and banking company has more than 40,250 employees, of whom only 1,874 work in foreign countries. The publicly traded company has annual revenue of $21.5 billion and had job growth of 11.9 percent last year.

Navy Federal Credit Union dropped 40 places on the list from 2013 when it ranked 56th. The credit union has assets of more than $55 billion and serves more than 4.6 million members, who included military personnel and their families. It has 9,735 employees, of whom only 211 are based outside the U.S. It had job growth of 15 percent last year.

The top company on the Fortune list was California-based Google.


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