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Working Mother Names GM Best for Hourly Workers

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GM was the only automaker included on Working Mother's list of Best Companies for Hourly Workers in 2013

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 3:15pm

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NEW YORK, April 10, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Working Mother magazine today named General Motors one of the dozen “Best Companies for Hourly Workers” for 2013, its annual recognition of employers that have the best policies and programs for promoting women and a dynamic work life culture.

“General Motors sets a standard of excellence for having not only work life programs and policies that supports this distinction, but for having a company culture that enables it to flourish,” said GM Chief Diversity Officer Ken Barrett.

The survey, conducted by the Working Mother Research Institute, reveals that 41 percent of hourly employees at the Best Companies participate in family health insurance programs through their employers, and 61 percent participate in employer-sponsored personal health insurance programs. Women in full-time service jobs are often uninsured, with 35 percent of restaurant workers, 36 percent of cashiers and 26 percent of retail sales assistants lacking insurance versus only 16 percent of all U.S. women, according to an analysis of 2010 Census Bureau data by the National Women’s Law Center.

“Since 2006, the retail and wholesale sector has cut 1 million full-time jobs and added more than 500,000 part-time jobs, “said Carol Evans, president of Working Mother Media. Creating programs to help employees succeed at hourly jobs has become not only good business but also the right thing to do.”

Said Jennifer Owens, editorial director of Working Mother Media: “The Best Companies for 2013 have found solutions to providing opportunities for nonexempt employees to advance into salaried and management roles.”

Here are the 12 Best Companies for Hourly Workers of 2013:

Best Buy

Richfield, MN

Bon Secours Virginia

Richmond, VA

Capital One Financial

McLean, VA

General Motors

Detroit, MI

Hilton Worldwide

McLean, VA

Marriott International

Bethesda, MD

Mercy Health System

Janesville, WI


Gaithersburg, MD

University of New Mexico Hospitals

Albuquerque, NM

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics

Madison, WI


Livonia, MI

WellStar Health System

Marietta, GA


All of the Best Companies offer career advancement opportunities, including technology training and mentoring. Ten of 12 offer career counseling and language skills training.

The full results of the Working Mother Best Companies for Hourly Workers report can be found, on Twitter @_workingmother_ and @BestCompaniesWM and at

About General Motors Company

General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM, TSX: GMM) and its partners produce vehicles in 30 countries, and the company has leadership positions in the world's largest and fastest-growing automotive markets. GM, its subsidiaries and joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Cadillac, Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Isuzu, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety, security and information services, can be found at

About Working Mother Media

Working Mother magazine reaches 2.2 million readers and is the only national magazine for career-committed mothers; ( gives working mothers @home and @work advice, solutions and ideas. This year marks the 27th anniversary of Working Mother’s signature research initiative, Working Mother 100 Best Companies, and the tenth year of the Best Companies for Multicultural Women. Working Mother Media, a division of Bonnier Corporation (, includes the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE,, Diversity Best Practices ( and the Working Mother Research Institute. Working Mother Media’s mission is to serve as a champion of culture change.

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