Universal Services of America Places on the Los Angeles and Orange County Business Journal's Best Places to Work Lists of 2012

Aug 22, 2012, 12:34 ET from Universal Services of America

SANTA ANA, Calif., Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Services of America, one of the largest providers of security services in the U.S., placed on both the Los Angeles and Orange County Business Journal's Best Places to Work lists in the large company division. The awards, divided into three categories based on the number of employees, honors outstanding employers whose staff love to come to work every day. The Best Places to Work 2012 awards recognize leading workplaces in Los Angeles and Orange County, and are given based on surveys from the company's employees. Companies with excellent communication and respect for their employees topped the list, and were honored by the Los Angeles and Orange County Business Journal for their ability to help minimize the impact of a rough economy.

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"I am extremely grateful and proud that once again our employees recognized Universal as a great place to work," said Steve Jones, Co-CEO/COO of Universal Services of America. "It is a testament to our management team and the clients we work with that help make Universal a special place."

"Universal continues to achieve great results from our employees. We are happy that we have made the list in Orange County for two years in a row and now have been recognized in Los Angeles, which proves that our culture is successful in many marketplaces," said Brian Cescolini, Chairman/Co-CEO of Universal Services of America. "I applaud our management for making our great company what it is by ensuring our employees are happy and taken care of, which is a difficult challenge when our employees serve at hundreds of locations and not all under the same roof."

Employees were asked to rate their companies based on categories such as fairness, flexibility, benefits and values. Universal knows employees are the cornerstone to their continued success and views them as their most valuable assets. Universal's benefits, training programs, contests and profit-sharing plans are all part of the packages their employees receive. The Los Angeles and Orange County Business Journal's Best Places to Work of 2012 award is an honor that Universal is proud to accept.

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About Universal Services of America
Founded in 1965, Universal Services of America combines an innovative mix of tradition with cutting edge systems and technology to keep pace with the ever-evolving needs of today's business environments. Headquartered in Santa Ana, Calif., with offices located throughout Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Washington, Universal employs hands-on, highly experienced management teams and continuous training to deliver consistent, high quality security solutions. Universal is made up of four unique divisions: Universal Protection Service, which offers a wide range of security professionals for commercial properties of every type; Universal Building Maintenance, which specializes in green cleaning services for every kind of facility; Universal Security Systems, which provides full-service security systems; and Universal Fire/Life Safety Services, which offers all aspects of emergency preparation. (State licenses: 1003458, 14417, 1025514, 0600, 58361, 11-1376, A2000170). Visit us at: http://www.universalpro.com. Keep up with the latest news at: http://www.universal1965.com.

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