Working Mother Magazine recently released their list of best companies for hourly workers who work outside the home for the year 2013. This list contained the name of General Motors, a company that not only offers excellent work opportunities for working mothers but also offers work life programs and policies that support working mothers, allowing for promotion and conducive work culture for promoting working women. General Motors is the only automaker to make it to the list this time.
This survey was conducted by Working Mother Research Institute which revealed that 41% of hourly workers at these top companies took part in family health insurance programs while 61 participated in employers sponsored personal health insurance programs.
It has been noticed that women in full time service jobs are often uninsured and this caused major detriments due to lack of basic personal insurance. Providing programs wherein hourly woman workers are also provided with equal opportunities where personal insurance programs are concerned is not only good for the business but is the right thing to do to ensure equal opportunities for hourly woman workers. Working Mother Magazine reaches a total of 2.2 million readers and is the only national magazine for career committed mothers.
GM Chief Diversity Officer Ken Barrett said, “General Motors sets a standard of excellence for having not only work life programs and policies that supports this distinction, but for having a company culture that enables it to flourish.” Carol Evans, president of Working Mother Media said “Since 2006, the retail and wholesale sector has cut 1 million full-time jobs and added more than 500,000 part-time jobs.” She added, “ Creating programs to help employees succeed at hourly jobs has become not only good business but also the right thing to do.”
Jennifer Owens, editorial director of Working Mother Media said, “The Best Companies for 2013 have found solutions to providing opportunities for nonexempt employees to advance into salaried and management roles.”