By Brecken Branstrator
Day’s Jewelers has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Maine for a fourth time.

Waterville, Maine—Day’s Jewelers has done it again.

The retailer has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Maine by the Society for Human Resource Management Maine State Council and the Best Companies Group for a fourth time.

The program was started in 2006 to identify and recognize the state’s most notable companies, placing particular attention on each business’ workplace policies, practices and demographics as well as the overall employee experience.
Day’s Jewelers was founded in Portland, Maine in 1914. Current owners Kathy and Jeff Corey, along with Jim Corey and Mark Ford, purchased the company in 1988 and still are active in the business.

Day’s said holds to the family values the founders instilled more than a century ago, driven by the common goal of respect, appreciation and dedication to quality relationships, as well as offering quality product.
“Day’s values people. The company’s guiding principles emphasize our dedication to fostering relationships with our customers, communities, business partners and, most importantly, our employees,” Human Resources Manager Kristie Jandreau said. “We are in the business of love and lifetime commitments; the same efforts we put into selecting jewelry that will last for generations is put into standing by our employees through life’s ups and downs.”
Co-owner Jeff Corey said Hal Rosenbluth’s book “The Customer Comes Second” has inspired his leadership style and treatment of employees. In the book, the author asserts there are five things most likely to lead people to loving their jobs: interesting work, recognition for a job well done, being part of the decision-making process where opinions and ideas are valued, benefits and pay.

An awards ceremony for recipients of the Best Places to Work in Maine awards will be held Oct. 9, and the honored companies also will be listed in a special publication by Mainebiz.

Day’s employs 140 people in Maine and New Hampshire. The retailer currently has seven brick-and-mortar locations, with plans to open the eighth in Nashua, New Hampshire, this fall.

The Women’s Jewelry Association awarded the company with the Corporate Award at its 2017 Awards for Excellence event.

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