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Five Companies That Help Working Parents

By: Margaret Hansen

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Five Companies That Help Working Parents

Summer doesn't always mean rest and relaxation for all. For working parents, the struggle to manage schedules, secure quality childcare and stay focused and productive at work becomes increasingly difficult in summer.

Many companies know this and are taking steps toward a more supportive workplace to attract and retain experienced workers. Here are five employers who are leading the trend with unusually refreshing perks for parents:

Unusual perks:

  • Health insurance no matter how many hours they work
  • Five paid days off per year to spend at a child's school or participate in a school-related activity
  • Fridays off in July and August (working a compressed week)
  • In-home and center-based backup care for $2 to $4 per hour

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Margaret Hansen has been writing professionally since receiving a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Maine. She has worked for multiple organizations as a weekly newspaper reporter, a weekly newspaper editor, and in a variety of internal/external marketing communications roles. Her freelance career has focused on writing and editing for print, email and web publications in the employment industry, as well as manuscript editing and resume writing.