Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Looking for family-friendly employers

Published by The Reporter
Posted: 04/12/2011 05:31:50 AM PDT

First 5 Solano and the Alliance of Business for Children (ABC) invite nominations of local businesses for its 2011 "Family-Friendly Business Awards" program.

The program will honor Solano businesses with workplace policies and practices that support employees with young children. There are separate categories for small (20 or fewer employees), medium (21-99) and large (100-plus) businesses.

"The most successful businesses in Solano County know that 'family comes first.' Employees who are parents are more productive when they have reliable child care, flexible work schedules that accommodate family needs and workplace support," said Michael Amman, president of Solano Economic Development Corp. "Family-friendly business practices is a competitive advantage that generates greater profits by attracting and retaining well-qualified employees."

The awards will be presented at the June 29 Solano Economic Development Corp. breakfast and are sponsored by First 5 Solano Children and Families Commission.

Applications are due by May 6. Nomination form and program details are available at or by calling 784-1332.