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MetLife Named to Working Mother “100 Best Companies” List

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MetLife has earned a spot on the 2014 Working Mother magazine’s 100 Best Companies list for outstanding leadership in establishing policies, programs and a corporate culture that supports working moms. These include child care, flexible work arrangements, paid parental leave and advancement of women. Companies are also measured on access to and usage of family friendly programs.

This is MetLife’s 16th consecutive year on the list and affirms the company’s commitment to helping employees balance work and family responsibilities.

“We’re always striving to create policies and programs that enable working families to thrive both at work and at home,” said Elizabeth Nieto, MetLife’s global chief diversity and inclusion officer. “It’s an honor to be recognized by Working Mother magazine for the 16th year in a row.”

Among the programs MetLife sponsors for working mothers:

  • Flexible Work Arrangements such as compressed work weeks, part-time work, job-sharing, flextime, virtual work and telecommuting.
  • Parental Leave Coaching to help employees and managers prepare for parental leave and return to work confidently.
  • Back-up Child Care for up to 15 days per child per year when regular care is unavailable, as well as up to 10% in child care discounts.
  • The Working Families Network, a new employee network to create awareness of family friendly resources and provide a forum for employees to share experiences and best practices.

Carol Evans, president, Working Mother Media said, “The Working Mother 100 Best Companies are the leaders in the advancement of women by supporting their need to integrate family and work successfully. We are thrilled to honor the U.S. companies that put words into action and build family-friendly cultures on the foundation of thoughtful policies and effective programs. Women now make up 50% of our workforce. We need to make sure they have the support to be outstanding moms as well as great employees.”

MetLife will be honored at the annual Work Life Congress in October and will be featured in the October/November issue of Working Mother magazine and on workingmother.com.

About MetLife

MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) , through its subsidiaries and affiliates (“MetLife”), is one of the largest life insurance companies in the world. Founded in 1868, MetLife is a global provider of life insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management. Serving approximately 100 million customers, MetLife has operations in nearly 50 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, visit www.metlife.com

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