Arlington, Va. - The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has received the 2010 CARE award from Northern Virginia Family Services (NVFS) as a recognition of the association's leadership among Northern Virginia employers in providing family-friendly benefits to help employees balance work and life.
This is CEA's second consecutive year winning and third CARE award overall.
"CEA is proud to continue to support a family-friendly workplace that encourages work-life balance," said CEA president and CEO Gary Shapiro. "Employee input helped develop CEA's benefits package, allowing us to implement policies and benefits that directly improve overall work/life balance."
NVFS commended CEA for its leadership among Northern Virginia employers offering family-friendly benefits, including: a unique mortgage assistance benefit through which qualified CEA employees can receive a $25,000 unsecured, forgivable loan to apply to a down payment on the purchase of a primary residence in Arlington County, near CEA headquarters; access to a 24/7 on-site gym and boot camp, strength training and yoga classes at no cost to CEA employees; a 35-hour work week with flexible hours, and the opportunity to work from home one day a week - telecommuting is environmentally friendly and good for employee efficiency and morale.
The CARE award was created in 1992 to encourage companies to institute family-friendly programs. By recognizing companies that have developed innovative benefits and policies, NVFS aims to increase family-friendly policies within the Northern Virginia business community.