Pearson Celebrates 11th Year as a Working Mother Magazine Top 100 Company

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Leading Learning Company Emphasizes WorkLife Effectiveness with Flexible Working Opportunities, Support for All Employees

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Leading learning company Pearson celebrates today its eleventh year on Working Mother magazine’s 100 Best Companies list. This year, Working Mother is honoring Pearson for its emphasis on worklife programs for all employees and flexible working opportunities.

As today’s work environment increasingly becomes digitally based, Pearson continues to offer a full spectrum of programs meant to support employees in every stage of life. With a company culture reflective of this commitment, Pearson’s initiatives include flexible work options, such as flex hours, part-time work and telecommuting; educational opportunities that encourage employee development; programs that support a healthy lifestyle; and a dedication to worklife benefits, such as back-up childcare and eldercare as well as financial aid for adoptions.

Pearson’s full 100 Best Companies profile can be seen in the October issue of Working Mother and at http://www.workingmother.com/.

“Pearson has shown a stellar commitment to its employees for more than a decade, appearing on our list of 100 Best Companies for 11 years. Today, we celebrate Pearson among the highest class of employers offering an ever-increasing array of family-friendly benefits,” said Carol Evans, President of Working Mother Media.

By harnessing technology, Pearson increased its support for virtual workers by introducing an internal collaboration and networking site. The company also offers online training and telecourses, including a series on “Inspired Parenting” that introduced parents to the five key ingredients for happy, healthy and successful families.

“For the 11th year, Working Mother is honoring Pearson as top company for our investment in our employees. Our diverse workforce at Pearson is our biggest asset, so we proudly offer programs and initiatives that encourage working, living and learning well together,” said Christine Trum, Senior Vice President, Human Resources at Pearson.

The company has been honored in the past decade as an AARP Best Employer for Workers Over 50, a 100 Best Adoption Friendly Workplace by the Dave Thomas Foundation, a Best Place to Work by the Human Rights Campaign, 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.

Most recently, Pearson was named the top company in the media sector for the fifth consecutive year in an annual review for the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes which measures economic, environmental and social performance in such areas as corporate governance, talent retention and engagement with external stakeholders.

Learn more about Pearson at http://www.pearson.com.

About Pearson
Pearson (NYSE:PSO), the global leader in education, teacher training, education technology and school solutions, provides 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. http://www.pearson.com

About Working Mother Media
Working Mother magazine reaches 2 million readers and is the only national magazine for career-committed mothers; WorkingMother.com brings to the Web home and career information, advice and a broad range of solutions daily. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Working Mother’s signature research initiative, Working Mother 100 Best Companies, the most important benchmark for work-life practices in corporate America. Working Mother Media’s mission is to serve as a champion of culture change.

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Stacy Skelly, 1.800.745.8489, stacy.skelly(at)pearson(dot)com

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