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Globe Staff / June 2, 2010

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The news came in a conference call that reached every one of Comcast Corp.’s local employees: The cable giant was being honored in The Boston Globe’s Top Places to Work survey as the best employer in Massachusetts for 2009.

“I have to tell you, there was unmistakable pride that washed over the management team, as well as the employees, to get this recognition,’’ said Stephen L. Hackley, Comcast’s senior vice president for Greater Boston.

Comcast placed the survey logo on all of its internal communications, and Hackley hung the cover of the Globe’s Top Places magazine on his office wall, where he looks at it every day, he said. “It felt like a magic moment when we won,’’ he said. “Ever since, it’s been terrific to have it as a reinforcement for me and my people.’’

Now, that experience is up for grabs: Nominations are being accepted for the 2010 edition of Top Places to Work, the Globe’s annual survey of the organizations that offer the most rewarding work experiences.

Anyone can nominate a company, nonprofit, educational institution, or government agency. And it’s easy to do. There’s a simple form at www.boston.com/topplacestowork/nominate.

Only organizations with at least 100 employees are eligible, and the nominations must be in by July 7.

Once nominated, the employer will be asked to allow the Globe and its survey partner, WorkPlace Dynamics, to ask employees to complete a short, confidential survey about their workplace. Last year, more than 86,000 employees at 269 organizations completed Top Places to Work surveys.

Once the surveys are in, they’ll be used to compile the 2010 rankings, to be published in November in a special magazine in the Boston Sunday Globe and online at Boston.com.