UNMH "Best Company for Hourly Workers"

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New York, April 2, 2013—Working Mothermagazine today named UNM Hospitals one of the “Best Companies for Hourly Workers” for 2013, awarding those employers that have the best policies and programs for promoting women and a dynamic work life culture.

The survey, conducted by the Working Mother Research Institute, reveals that 41% of hourly employees at theBest Companiesparticipate in family health insurance programs through their employers, and 61% participate in employer-sponsored personal health insurance programs. Women in full-time service jobs are often completely uninsured, with 35% of restaurant workers, 36% of cashiers and 26% of retail sales assistants lacking insurance versus only 16% of all U.S. women, according to an analysis of 2010 Census Bureau data by the National Women’s Law Center.

Carol Evans, president of Working Mother Media, says, “Since 2006, the retail and wholesale sector has cut 1 million full-time jobs and added more than 500,000 part-time jobs. 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, says, “The Best Companies for 2013 have found solutions to providing opportunities for nonexempt employees to advance into salaried and management roles.”

University of New Mexico Hospitals CEO Steve McKernan agrees, saying, “At UNM Hospitals, all of our employees share the workload and so they should, and do, share the benefits. Our hourly employees work very hard at taking care of our community and have responsibilities for their roles in providing quality healthcare to the state. Offering training, services and benefits to our hourly staff is smart for our workforce, and it’s good business.”

Here are the 12Best Companies for Hourly Workers of 2013:

Best Buy

Richfield, MN
Bon Secours VirginiaRichmond, VA
Capital One FinancialMcLean, VA
General MotorsDetroit, MI
Hilton WorldwideMcLean, VA
Marriott InternationalBethesda, MD
Mercy Health SystemJanesville, WI
SodexoGaithersburg, MD
University of New Mexico HospitalsAlbuquerque, NM
University of Wisconsin Hospital and ClinicsMadison, WI
ValassisLivonia, MI
WellStar Health SystemMarietta, GA
All of the Best Companies offer career advancement opportunities, including technology training and mentoring. Ten out of the 12 offer career counseling and language skills training.

The full results of theWorking MotherBest Companies for Hourly Workersreport can be found at workingmother.com/hourly. Please visit us on Twitter (@_workingmother_ and @BestCompaniesWM) as well as at facebook.com/workingmother. Working Mother Media is owned by the Bonnier Corporation.

About Working Mother Media

Working Mothermagazine reaches 2.2 million readers and is the only national magazine for career-committed mothers; WorkingMother.com(www.workingmother.com)gives working mothers @home and @work advice, solutions and ideas. This year marks the 27th anniversary of Working Mother’s signature research initiative, Working Mother 100 Best Companies, and the tenth year of the Best Companies for Multicultural Women. Working Mother Media, a division of Bonnier Corporation (www.bonnier.com), includes the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE,www.nafe.com), Diversity Best Practices (www.diversitybestpractices.com) and the Working Mother Research Institute. Working Mother Media’s mission is to serve as a champion of culture change.

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