Carlson Recognized as One of the 100 Best Companies for Wroking Mothers

. October 14, 2008

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, September 25, 2006. Carlson Companies has been recognized as one of the 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers by Working Mother magazine. It is the fifth time in the last six years that Carlson has been selected as a "100 Best" company.

The publication's 21st annual list, released today, recognizes companies that help employees balance their work and family lives, and provide family-friendly benefits.


Among Carlson's benefits and programs are onsite childcare; adoption assistance; alternative work arrangements, and an employee assistance program, which provides services ranging from advice on family matters and health and financial assistance, to home repairs.

"We appreciate receiving this recognition because it reinforces our commitment to creating a workplace that helps our employees do their best work every day," said Jim Porter, Carlson's executive vice president of human resources. "Balancing home and work responsibilities is a major challenge for employees, and successful companies know that developing programs to address those challenges is a good investment."


Carlson also offers paid maternity leave of up to six weeks, paternal leave, lactation facilities, domestic partner benefits, and on-site medical services through a MinuteClinic at the company's headquarters. In addition, the company offers programs to assist with personal development, tuition, mentoring, referrals for family matters and subsidized cafeteria services.

"The range of our benefits and programs has continued to improve over the last several years," said Charles Montreuil, Carlson's vice president of corporate human resources. "In addition to traditional benefits such as health care and vacation time, employees value the 'extras' we provide, such as our annual Family Day at ValleyFair and team-building activities, including picnics and holiday events, which our business groups undertake individually."

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