RACINE, Wis., Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, 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 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 percent 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 percent female, with 65 percent of married moms currently working – a sharp comparison to the 37 percent 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 of 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."
Working Mother magazine will showcase the selected companies at this year's Work Life Congress from Oct. 21-23 in New York City. The complete list of 2013 Working Mother 100 Best Companies can be found here. To learn more about SC Johnson, please visit www.scjohnson.com
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About SC Johnson
SC Johnson is a family company dedicated to innovative, high-quality products, excellence in the workplace and a long-term commitment to the environment and the communities in which it operates. Based in the USA, the company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of household cleaning products and products for home storage, air care, pest control and shoe care. It markets such well-known brands as GLADE®, KIWI®, OFF!®, PLEDGE®, RAID®, SCRUBBING BUBBLES®, SHOUT®, WINDEX® and ZIPLOC® in the U.S. and beyond, with brands marketed outside the U.S. including AUTAN®, TANA®, BAMA®, BAYGON®, BRISE®, KABIKILLER®, KLEAR®, MR MUSCLE®, and RIDSECT®. The 127-year-old company, that generates $9 billion in sales, employs nearly 13,000 people globally and sells products in virtually every country around the world. www.scjohnson.com
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