Working Mother Magazine Honors Pearson as a Top 100 Company for its Successful Work-Life Programs

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Publishing and Technology Company Supports Employees' Quality of Life, Celebrates Workforce Diversity

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The education technology and solutions company Pearson celebrates diversity in its workforce and distinguishes itself with a consistent investment in its employees' quality of life. As a testament to that commitment, Working Mother magazine recently honored Pearson for its programs that encourage flexible work arrangements, such as flex hours, part-time work and telecommuting, and educational opportunities that support a healthy lifestyle and encourage employee development.

For the ninth time in ten years, Working Mother recognized Pearson as one of the 100 Best Companies for its dedication to family-friendly benefits, such as childcare reimbursement and resource services, flexible work programs, manager training and accountability and a company culture that encourages a healthy work-life balance.

"Approximately 60 percent of Pearson's more than 17,000 employees in the United States are female, making the 2009 Working Mother award particularly relevant for our workforce. Pearson has a long history of supporting diversity among our employees, and national recognitions demonstrate the breadth of our commitment to our people and the communities in which we operate," said Christine Trum, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Pearson.

In 2009, Pearson also was named an AARP Best Employer for Workers Over 50 for the second year in a row, a Top Employer by the National Association for Female Executives and a Top Company in the media sector in the annual review for the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes.

Pearson's investment in the education and health of its employees are fundamental elements of the company's honored quality of life programs. Full- and part-time employees are eligible for tuition reimbursement and training opportunities. The company's healthy living programs include a National Employee Health and Fitness Day, comprehensive health screenings, fitness and nutrition demonstrations, online classes about healthy behaviors and a national Weight Watchers program.

"As a company, we will continue to invest in policies, programs and initiatives that benefit the widest spectrum of our diverse population," said Trum.

To learn more about Pearson or how to join the Pearson team, visit .

About Pearson
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 pre-K 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, Longman, 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, visit

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