LAUNCH Named to Forbes' America's Best Startup Employers 2020 List

Posted on March 10, 2020

Oak Brook, IL – Today LAUNCH Technical Workforce Solutions announces its recognition in Forbes’ America’s Best Startup Employers 2020 list. The list features the top 500 startups in America who have created an outstanding culture for their employees and whose inception was between 2010-2018.

Forbes Magazine and Statista (leading provider of market and consumer data) selected America’s Best Startup Employers based on an innovative methodology, independent of the companies chosen. They began with a list of 10,000 companies, culled it to 2,500 and then studied those in detail. Over 7 million data points were collected and employer excellence was evaluated in three ways:

  • Employee Satisfaction: extensive research was conducted on ‘Average Length of Employment’, ‘Employee Ratings’, and ‘Quantity of Ratings’.
  • Employer Reputation: a measurement of social media success; company specific information was algorithmically extracted from social media channels such as news sites, micro-blogs, blogs and social networks.
  • Company Growth: extensive metric calculations were evaluated including ‘Website Traffic’, ‘Job Openings’, ‘Headcount Information’, and ‘Funding Information’.

LAUNCH CEO and founder, Mike Guagenti, commented, “We are excited to receive this recognition from Forbes, and more importantly, from our employees. We’ve made it our mission to be the leader in technical workforce solutions and to be committed to the satisfaction of our employees.”

Jean Rollo, LAUNCH President/COO and founder, agreed, adding, “There is something special about the people who make up LAUNCH. They are the reason for our impressive growth, and we wouldn’t be a part of this group of companies if not for their efforts and dedication.”

The Best Startup Employer title serves to reinforce LAUNCH’s reputation as an outstanding employer. While the company has seen its revenue grow five-fold since its first year, the efforts towards creating a high-quality culture for all staff and contract employees is at the heart of its vision.

Questions or requests for additional information about this award should be directed to LAUNCH. Additional details about the list itself and the methodology used for determining finalists can be found on the Forbes website or you can read the full editorial article.


LAUNCH is the premier source for technical workforce solutions and is transforming how aviation and other industries achieve business success. More than just providing labor solutions, LAUNCH discovers and responds to the unique needs of each of our clients and contractors. As the world’s largest workforce solution for the aviation industry, no other company can match LAUNCH’s customer-driven and technologically advanced systems, our steadfast professionalism, and our deep commitment to both our clients and our contractors. We lead. We partner. We care.

We are LAUNCH, supporting teams and clients in 400+ locations worldwide.