H-E-B becomes largest privately held employer in Texas

SAN ANTONIO – H-E-B announced Wednesday it is the largest privately held employer in Texas and one of the largest privately held retailers in the nation, with more than 100,000 employees.

H-E-B employs more than 90,000 people in 332 Texas stores and more than 10,000 in 56 stores throughout Mexico.

“This milestone represents our deep commitment to improving the lives of Texans and their families, and creating a work environment that brings the spirit of community to life every day while encouraging innovation, engagement and success,” said Craig Boyan, president and COO. “It takes great people to build a great company, and we look forward to providing even more Texans with meaningful career opportunities that bring new experiences, growth and lifelong connections at H-E-B.”

Since 2008, H-E-B has created more than 24,000 jobs in Texas, according a news release.

“In business and in life, people matter most,” said Tina James, senior vice president for Human Resources for H-E-B. “Though simple, this philosophy has shaped H-E-B for 112 years. It’s why we call our employees Partners – because we work together to achieve success and create a strong sense of pride within our stores and throughout the more than 300 communities we serve.”

The company plans to add nine new stores in Texas and six new stores in Mexico in 2017, creating hundreds of jobs, the company said.

H-E-B was listed on the 2017 Temkin Experience Ratings and on this year’s list of Glassdoor’s best places to work in the nation.