Working Mother magazine named SC Johnson as one of the 2013 Working Mother 100 Best Companies for its commitment to workplace programs, including childcare, flexibility, advancement and paid family leave. The company is also being inducted into the quarter century roster of the 2013 Working Mother 100 Best Companies because this is the 25th time it has won the award. The 2013 Working Mother 100 Best Companies are featured in the October/November issue of Working Mother and on www.workingmother.com.
"As a 127-year old family company, SC Johnson cares about the families who use our products as well as the families who help make them," said Fisk Johnson, chairman and CEO of SC Johnson. "To be a winning company with the best talent, it's so important to have a long-standing commitment to working parents that includes offering the right tools that enable them to excel both at home and at work."
According to Pew Research, roughly 40% of all households with children under the age of 18 include mothers who are either the sole or primary source of income for the family. In addition, data shows that the U.S. workforce is 47% female, with 65% of married moms currently working – a sharp comparison to the 37% that worked in 1968. As an increasing number of women juggle parenting with career advancement, SC Johnson provides a variety of benefits to better meet the diverse needs of its employees. Benefits include a Childcare Learning Center, flexible work arrangements, compressed work weeks, generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave, and a recreational center.
"Now in its 28th year, the 2013 Working Mother 100 Best Companies are leaders in building initiatives that truly support all employees," said Carol Evans, president, Working Mother Media. "It's time for all employees and their companies to step out from the shadows and embrace workplace flexibility as a core business strategy that will enable them to compete and succeed in an increasingly competitive global economy."
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