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Employers Make New Commitments to Back-Up Child and Elder Care Solutions with Bright Horizons
Date:5/14/2009

Organizations rely on child and elder care benefits to increase productivity and ease burden for families during recession

WATERTOWN, Mass., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Bright Horizons Family Solutions LLC today announced that more than 35 companies have signed on to offer employees back-up child and elder care since the beginning of the year, helping employers meet productivity needs and easing the burden for working families in the midst of the global recession. Back-up care enables working parents to bring their child, including school-agers, to a convenient, high-quality child care center, or use an in-home provider for child or elder care, allowing parents to concentrate on work knowing their loved ones are being well cared for. Many families rely on back-up care in the summer to cover gap weeks when schools are closed and camps are not yet in session.

Companies adopting Bright Horizons(R) back-up care solutions come from a wide range of industries, including organizations in the pharmaceutical, manufacturing, retail, financial, legal and technology sectors. Clients include Archer Daniels Midland Company, Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc., Discovery Communications, Juniper Networks, and Wyeth.

"We are pleased to welcome these new back-up care clients to Bright Horizons and partner with them to provide critical supports to employees. These employers understand that taking care of employees' families makes strategic business sense and is critical to their long-term sustainability. Through back-up care, organizations increase productivity, while making it possible for employees to effectively manage their work and home lives," said Bright Horizons Chief Executive Officer Dave Lissy.

Reducing Costs of Lost Productivity, Even During National Health Emergencies

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