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Hard Rock International Tops Forbes Best-In-State Employers 2021 List in New Jersey and Florida

September 23, 2021

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., Sept. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Forbes has distinguished Hard Rock International among America’s Best Employers by State, ranking #1 employer out of 90 companies in the state of New Jersey and ranking #2 out of 100 companies in Florida.

Forbes partnered with market research company Statista to compile the annual list by surveying 80,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 500 employees from October 2020 to June 2021. Respondents were asked to rate their employers across various parameters where the results were divided into 51 rankings, one for each state, plus the District of Columbia. The final list ranks the 1,330 employers that received the most recommendations.

“It is a tremendous honor to receive this prestigious ranking from Forbes, especially as the results were driven by our valued team members,” said David Carroll, Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Hard Rock International. “Hard Rock International is committed to fostering a work environment where people feel appreciated, and we strive to provide an energizing and supportive culture that in turn allows our team members to create memorable experiences for our guests.”

In addition to this award, Forbes recently named Hard Rock International as one of the Best Employers for New Grads and America’s Best Large Employers, earning the highest ranking among companies in the “Travel & Leisure” industry.

Hard Rock has been committed to expanding its workforce of 45,000 team members worldwide through career development programs and growth opportunities throughout the business.

For more information about Forbes America’s Best Employers by State list, click here. To learn more about career opportunities at Hard Rock, click here.

About Hard Rock
Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies with venues in 68 countries spanning 241 locations that include owned/licensed or managed Hotels, Casinos, Rock Shops®, Live Performance Venues and Cafes. HRI also launched a joint venture named Hard Rock Digital in 2020, an online sportsbook, retail sportsbook and internet gaming platform. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s largest and most valuable collection of authentic music memorabilia at more than 86,000 pieces, which are displayed at its locations around the globe. In 2021, Hard Rock was awarded the Top Employer in the Travel & Leisure, Gaming, and Entertainment Industry by Forbes, designated as a U.S. Best Managed Company by Deloitte Private and The Wall Street Journal and named the top performing hotel brand in J.D. Power’s North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Study for the third consecutive year. In 2020, Hard Rock was honored as one of Forbes Magazine’s Best Employers for Diversity and a Top Employer for Women. Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos also received first place ranking in the 2020 Casino Gaming Executive Satisfaction Survey conducted by Bristol Associates Inc. and Spectrum Gaming Group. Hard Rock destinations are located in international gateway cities, including its two most successful flagship properties in Florida and home to the world’s first Guitar Hotel® in South Florida, Global Gaming’s 2020 Property of the Year. The brand is owned by HRI parent entity The Seminole Tribe of Florida. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit or

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