At Pearson, we celebrate the contributions of all our employees and place significant value on their record of accomplishments and their embrace of innovation to make a difference in student achievement. Pearson is honored to receive recognition as one of the Best Companies for Workers Over 50
Upper Saddle River, NJ (PRWEB) September 24, 2008
Home of award-winning digital learning for students of all ages, Pearson Education was recognized today by the AARP and included in their prestigious list of Best Employers For Workers Over 50. This annual list showcases companies whose policies and practices provide an enriching environment for all its employees, including those over 50. Pearson is the only publisher chosen this year.
Major areas of consideration include recruiting practices, education and career development, job sharing, flexible scheduling, health care and retirement benefits, and workplace accommodations.
"At Pearson, we celebrate the contributions of all our employees and place significant value on their record of accomplishments and their embrace of innovation to make a difference in student achievement. Pearson is honored to receive recognition as one of the Best Companies for Workers Over 50," said Christine Trum, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Pearson.
The Best Employers winners will be honored at a dinner on Oct. 7th at Chicago's InterContinental Hotel. In addition, AARP The Magazine will feature the winners in its November-December issue, along with a feature on re-careering and discovering new passions at age 50+. The complete article and list can be found online at http://www.aarpthemagazine.org.
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to either political campaigns or candidates. We produce AARP The Magazine, the definitive voice for 50+ Americans and the world's largest-circulation magazine with over 33 million readers; AARP Bulletin, the go-to news source for AARP's 40 million members and Americans 50+; AARP Segunda Juventud, the only bilingual U.S. publication dedicated exclusively to the 50+ Hispanic community; and our website, AARP.org. AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. We have staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Pearson (NYSE:PSO), the global leader in education and education technology, reaches and engages today's digital natives with effective and personalized learning, as well as dedicated professional development for their teachers. This commitment is demonstrated in the company's investment in innovative print and digital education materials for preK through college, student information systems and learning management systems, teacher professional development, career certification programs, and testing and assessment products that set the standard for the industry. The company's respected brands include Scott Foresman, Prentice Hall, Addison Wesley, Benjamin Cummings, PEMSolutions, Stanford 10, SuccessNet, MyLabs, PowerSchool, SuccessMaker, and many others. Pearson's comprehensive offerings help inform targeted instruction and intervention so that success is within reach of every student at every level of education. Pearson's commitment to education for all is supported by the global philanthropic initiatives of the Pearson Foundation. Pearson's other primary businesses include the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group. For more information, go to http://www.pearson.com.
rod.granger @ pearson.com