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Under Armour Makes LinkedIn’s List of ‘Where the U.S. Wants to Work Now’

Free tickets to sporting events and concerts is one of the “sweet perks” offered to Under Armour employees that caught the attention of LinkedIn users.

The Baltimore-based athletic apparel and footwear company ranks No. 16 on LinkedIn’s list of the 50 companies “where the U.S. wants to work now.”

With 14,000 global employees, LinkedIn said Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank encourages employees with mantras like “Expedite the inevitable” and “Respect everyone, fear no one.” LinkedIn says this competitive spirit is part of what has “supercharged” Under Armour to become an $5 billion company and one of Nike’s “fiercest competitors.”

Under Armour is in good company. Tech giants Alphabet, Amazon and Facebook nabbed the top three spots. The list also highlights the popularity of working for giant companies in the U.S. On average, companies on the U.S. list have 66,279 global employees, roughly 20 percent more than the list’s global average. Amazon (#2) leads the U.S. list in number of employees, with 341,000 workers.

The annual ranking highlights the companies in top markets around the globe that are most sought-after by professionals, based on LinkedIn data and billions of actions by LinkedIn’s 500-plus million members.