WALTHAM, Mass., April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of Military Appreciation Month in May, Care.com, (http://www.care.com/), the largest online care destination in the world with more than 8 million members, is once again offering a free, one-year premium membership for active duty service members and their families stationed in the U.S. Effective immediately, military families who register on Care.com will have full access to the company's extensive database of caregivers to find child care, including special needs care, senior care, pet care, tutoring and housekeeping in all 50 states.
According to a 2011 Demographics Report from the U.S. Department of Defense, there are 3.6 million active duty personnel, of which 43.9 percent have children, and more than 37.4 percent of those children are under the age of 5 years old.
"Care.com has a long-standing relationship with military families and we want to thank them for their service once more," said Michael Marty, Vice President, Strategic Operations and military veteran. "Locating quality care is difficult for any family, but military families face a unique set of challenges like finding care during deployments or at a new duty station every few years. Care.com is proud to play a small part in easing the load for these amazing families who sacrifice so much."
In 2012, Care.com's celebration of Military Appreciation Month drew a tremendous response from active duty service members and their families, with more than 8,800 military families signing up to find care on the website. In addition to being able to search Care.com's extensive network of caregivers by ZIP code, service and pay rate, premium members also have access to content and tips to aid them in their search and in managing care. Also available are preliminary background checks, recorded references, use of monitored messaging systems and Care.com's Safety Center, which features an array of tools and resources to help families make informed decisions during the search and hiring process. Military families can redeem this offer through June 30th 2013 by visiting Care.com and registering.
About Care.com, Inc. Launched in the U.S. in 2007, Care.com (www.care.com) is now the largest online care destination in the world with 8 million members spanning more than 16 countries, including the United Kingdom and Canada, as well as Germany through the acquisition of Berlin-based Besser Betreut, now a Care.com company. Care.com enables families seeking care to connect with millions of caregivers, share caregiving experiences and get advice. The company helps families address the unique lifecycle of care needs they go through - child care, including special needs, senior care, pet care, housekeeping and more. Care.com is also unique in the scope of services it offers its members. Care.com HomePaySM offers members access to the nation's largest provider of comprehensive household payroll services and Care.com's expert team of in-home back-up care specialists provides gap care solutions for corporations and families alike. Care.com also provides tools and resources to help families make safer, more informed decisions throughout the search and hiring process, including monitored messaging, background check services, recorded references, and an online Safety Center. Fortune 500 companies, educational institutions, technology companies, and professional services firms offer Care.com's services as a benefit to employees through its Workplace Solutions program.