Hughes gets 4 awards from Alliance for workplace excellence

Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), a broadband satellite networks and services company, has been recognized by the Alliance for Workplace Excellence (AWE) as one of the best workplaces in the Greater Washington, D.C. area for the 18th consecutive year, the company said.

Hughes received the 2017 AWE Workplace Excellence and Health & Wellness Seals of Approval as well as the AWE EcoLeadership and Diversity Champion Awards at The AWE Annual Awards luncheon held today at the Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center.

The AWE awards honor organizations that promote professional fulfillment and personal wellness at work, at home, and in the community, as well as their commitment to sustainability and workplace diversity.

Candidates for AWE awards undergo a rigorous assessment process led by an independent review panel of business professional and master´s and Ph.D. level students in the fields of business, industrial and organizational psychology, human resources, environmental science, public health and diversity and inclusion.

A total of 54 employers will be recognized for their exemplary commitment to building excellent places to work in Montgomery County and throughout the United States, including organizations of all sizes and in all industry types.

The Alliance for Workplace Excellence (AWE) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 1999 by Montgomery County, MD and Discovery Communications. Over the past 17 years, AWE has been dedicated to empowering employers to build excellence in the workplace as a means of supporting the quality of life for employees, their families, and the community at-large.

Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) is a provider of broadband satellite technology and services for home and office. Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes operates sales and support offices worldwide, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), a premier global provider of satellite operations.

EchoStar is a premier global provider of satellite communication solutions. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., and conducting business around the globe, EchoStar is a pioneer in secure communications technologies through its Hughes Network Systems and EchoStar Satellite Services business segments. For more information, visit