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Bright Horizons Named One of Boston Globe 100's Top Places to Work

Tuesday, November 10, 2009 General News J E 4
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WATERTOWN, Mass., Nov. 9 Bright Horizons Family SolutionsŪ today announced that it has been named the 11th best place to work in Massachusetts by the Boston Globe. The prestigious ranking on the Globe 100's Top Places to Work list underscores how Bright HorizonsŪ has always worked to support its employees and despite the downturn in the economy, the company continues to place an emphasis on fostering a culture where employees feel valued and supported at both work and home.

The Top Places to Work list recognizes companies in Massachusetts, where Bright Horizons is headquartered, for their supportive work environment. Rankings are based on employee opinions about company leadership, compensation and training, diversity/inclusion, career development, family-friendly flexibility, and values and ethics.

Bright Horizons partners with more than 700 employer clients in a range of industries to provide family-friendly solutions such as worksite child care and early education, emergency back-up care and elder care, and college counseling and continuing education services, helping employees to be more productive at work and at home. The company is committed to making sure its own employees have industry-leading benefits that recognize the great value and professional nature of early education careers.

"Our business is all about people so it is critical that our employees feel like we are a great place to work in good times and bad and going through this kind of period has really tested the strength of our culture," said Bright Horizons CEO David Lissy. "It has been affirming and we feel so honored that our employees have recognized us in this way and that we are ranked alongside many of our own clients whom we respect very much for the way they treat their employees."

Lissy continued, "Being an employer of choice and an organization that is considered one of the best places to work is a long-term commitment that pays dividends when you need it most. We feel very fortunate to have the people we do working for us and that they are committed to not only our mission but each other."

The rankings in the Globe 100's Top Places to Work are based on survey information collected by Workplace Dynamics, an independent company specializing in employee engagement and retention, from 86,000 employees at 269 Massachusetts organizations. The full report can be found at www.boston.com/topworkplaces.

About Bright Horizons Family SolutionsŪ

Bright Horizons Family SolutionsŪ (www.brighthorizons.com) is the world's leading provider of employer-sponsored child care and early education, back-up care, and work/life solutions. The company operates more than 700 child care and early education centers across the U.S., in Europe, and Canada. Bright HorizonsŪ has been named ten times as one of FORTUNE magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For in America."

SOURCE Bright Horizons Family Solutions
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