Brill Street Announces Top 50 Employers for Gen Y Emerging Talent in Chicago

Dec 17, 2013, 09:00 ET from Brill Street

CHICAGO, Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Brill Street announces the 2013 Top 50 Employers for Gen Y Emerging Talent in Chicago. The list recognizes Chicagoland companies that have created atmospheres where Gen Y can thrive. The top five Employers for Gen Y Emerging Talent are: Coyote Logistics, Enova International, ContextMedia Health, Sprout Social and UrbanBound.


Leading the list is Coyote Logistics, a third party logistics firm providing multimodal solutions to more than 5,000 customers through its network of 40,000+ transportation providers. Encouraged by a pack mentality, Gen Y employees at Coyote have the freedom to take control of their careers and all have the opportunity to make a real impact on the future of the company.

Jeff Silver, CEO of Coyote Logistics, attributes the success of the company to their Gen Y employees. "We have built our entire business on Gen Yers," said Silver. "This generation is incredibly hardworking – as long as they feel that they are working for a purpose and toward a goal. And that purpose goes beyond just the workplace. They want meaningful lives, not just work lives. We feel a huge amount of pressure to pay these kids back by bringing them opportunities to participate in company sponsored activities outside of the workplace, such as our charitable efforts with St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital or our partnership with the City Colleges of Chicago. It is an absolute privilege to work with these inspiring professionals every day!"

Gen Y, which Brill Street defines as anyone born between 1980 and 2000 (currently ages 13 – 33), is a purpose-driven, social and tech-savvy generation that is looking for employers who trust them and can offer flexibility. Brill Street has been ranking the Top 50 Employers for Gen Y Emerging Talent in Chicago since 2009.

Chicago employers qualified for the award by having a minimum of 10 employees, with at least 10 percent of their workforce comprised of Gen Y. Companies were first evaluated on company offerings and employee satisfaction in six categories: professional development opportunities, benefits, environment, company reputation and culture and perks. The final score also takes into consideration the enthusiasm of company leadership for Gen Y and the percentage of Gen Y employees.

"Gen Yers are challenging employers to adapt to their lifestyles and work habits, and these companies exemplify those characteristics, bridging generational gaps," said Kevin Carlson, CEO of Brill Street. "This year's list was our most competitive yet and is truly representative of the best Gen Y employers in Chicago."

To learn more about the companies named as the Top 50 Employers for Gen Y Emerging Talent in Chicago, please visit

The complete 2013 list:

  1. Coyote Logistics
  2. Enova International
  3. ContextMedia Health
  4. Sprout Social
  5. UrbanBound
  6. BigMachines
  7. Pear
  8. CareerBuilder
  9. Fooda
  10. Load Delivered Logistics
  11. MSDSonline
  12. SWC Technology Partners
  13. Braintree
  14. kCura
  15. Vodori
  16. Leapfrog Online
  17. Zocalo Group
  18. Divvy
  19. Groupon
  20. Kenrich Group
  21. Pangea Properties
  22. Hireology
  24. Orbitz Worldwide
  25. Sandstorm Design
  26. Sonoma Partners
  27. NogginLabs
  28. Morningstar
  29. Spartz Media
  30. Meeting Tomorrow
  31. HealthScape Advisors
  32. DevBridge
  33. Be Found Online
  34. alligatortek
  35. Walker Sands Communications
  36. CNA
  37. Assurance
  38. Echo Global Logistics
  39. Fruition Partners
  40. Orbit Media Studios
  41. Threadless
  42. edo
  43. cleverbridge
  44. Shiftgig
  45. Resolution Media
  46. SThree
  47. Prominence Advisors
  48. Total Quality Logistics
  49. SurePayroll
  50. SpringCM

At Brill Street, we see talent differently. Founded in and focused on Chicago, Brill Street connects emerging professionals with companies, helping Gen Y (defined as those born 1980-2000) find meaningful work. Brill Street provides clients with advisory services, sourcing resources and contingent labor options, all with the Gen Y perspective in mind. We coach our clients to hire based on attitude, willingness and capabilities as Gen Y is a tech-savvy and purpose-driven generation that wants to grow with a company. For more information about Brill Street, please visit Follow Brill Street on Twitter @brill_street.

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