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JOANN Stores Named as a Winner of the Northeast Ohio Top Workplaces 2021 Award


Hudson, Ohio, June 30, 2021 - JOANN Stores has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2021 honor by Plain Dealer Top Workplaces. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage LLC. The anonymous survey measured culture drivers that are critical to the success of an organization.

“We are so excited and proud to be named a Top Workplace by our own Team Members, particularly after such a tumultuous year,” said Janet Duliga, Chief Administrative Officer, JOANN. “Our Team Members have always been our greatest strength, and our culture is stronger than ever before. We are proud to receive this award and will continue to drive positivity, productivity and collaboration at JOANN.”

In addition to earning a spot on the Plain Dealer Top Workplaces list, JOANN also earned 10 Culture Badges. These awards, based on Energage’s 12 Culture Drivers, highlight key aspects of workplace culture that are the keystone of a high-performance culture. To earn these badges, JOANN scored in the top 25 percent compared to its peers across the country who have been surveyed by Energage in the past 12 months.

Of the 12 Culture Badges that companies could receive, JOANN earned 10 based on feedback from current employees. The 10 badges that team members recognized JOANN for include:

  • Innovation
  • Cross-Team Cooperation
  • Open Minded
  • Leaders-in-the-Know
  • Strong Values
  • Company Direction
  • Meaningful Work
  • Trusted Leader
  • Clued-In Employees
  • Supportive Managers

"During this very challenging time, Top Workplaces has proven to be a beacon of light for organizations, as well as a sign of resiliency and strong business performance," said Eric Rubino, Energage CEO. "When you give your employees a voice, you come together to navigate challenges and shape your path forward. Top Workplaces draw on real-time insights into what works best for their organization, so they can make informed decisions that have a positive impact on their people and their business."


For more than 75 years, JOANN has inspired creativity in the hearts, hands and minds of its customers. From a single storefront in Cleveland, Ohio, the nation’s category leader in sewing and fabrics and one of the fastest growing players in the arts and crafts industry has grown to include 855 stores across 49 states and robust e-commerce business. With the goal of helping every customer find their creative Happy Place, JOANN serves as a convenient single source for all of the supplies, guidance and inspiration needed to achieve any project or passion.

About Energage

Energage is a purpose-driven technology company that powers Top Workplaces, the premier employer recognition program. Analyzing data from a short, research-based employee survey, Energage identifies people-first Top Workplaces across the country, as well as regionally in partnership with 58 of the nation’s most reputable media outlets. National, quarterly awards recognize Top Workplaces in culture-specific topics important to job seekers, such as Appreciation, Compensation, DE&I, Remote Work, Woman-Led, Work-Life Flexibility, and more. Energage empowers organizations to exceed the competition, evaluate where they stand in the market, and engage with employees. More than 70,000 organizations have completed over 23 million employee surveys, including some of the nation’s leading brands: Accenture, Ace Hardware, The Atlanta Hawks, Go Daddy, Facebook, Hubspot, Microsoft, Progressive Insurance, Salesforce and Wayfair. For more information or to nominate your organization, visit or

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