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Española, NM – The Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Foundation has earned distinction for its workplace policies by Family Friendly New Mexico, a statewide initiative developed to recognize employers that have adopted policies that give New Mexico businesses an advantage in recruiting and retaining the best employees.
“We are so thrilled for this recognition,” said President & CEO of the LANL Foundation Jenny Parks. “Our employees are our greatest asset and in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been implementing new policies to assure our staff are both physically and mentally well and have the tools they need to do the great work that they do. These policies include flexible scheduling, as well as hybrid work options.”
The LANL Foundation also offers paid leave, affordable medical and dental insurance plans to both part-time and full-time employees, a 5% 401k contribution even if the employee does not contribute, and in 2022, added an additional Mental Health Day for all employees.
The Family Friendly New Mexico initiative offers training, support, and resources to businesses on how to implement family friendly policies; provides recognition to businesses and organizations that offer their employees family friendly benefits; and acts as a resource and clearinghouse of information for businesses and community leaders as they develop policies on issues such as paid family leave and childcare assistance.
“As we grow the state’s economy, we have the opportunity to be a national leader in offering New Mexicans workplaces that help companies attract and keep the best workers,” said Giovanna Rossi, Founder and Director of Family Friendly New Mexico. “Implementing family friendly policies can be a simple, concrete investment a company can make to ensure it can compete for highly qualified employees. Studies have shown that costs associated with creating family friendly benefits are more than made up for in improved productivity, employee morale and employee retention. We are happy to recognize the LANL Foundation as a committed leader in implementing family friendly policies.”
Any New Mexico business is eligible to apply for the New Mexico Family Friendly Business Award®. For a full list of family friendly policies and to learn more about the New Mexico Family Friendly initiative and see if your company qualifies, please visit http://www.nmfamilyfriendlybusiness.org/
Since 1997, the LANL Foundation has been investing in education, learning, and human potential in Northern New Mexico. Through diverse programming and collaboration with key partners, the LANL Foundation works to ensure that all New Mexicans have the skills and confidence they need to be self-sufficient lifelong learners who are engaged in their communities. LANL Foundation is dedicated to the enhancement of students’ access to academic and technical opportunities, leading to quality jobs by supporting college and career readiness in schools, districts, communities, Pueblos, Tribes, and Nations. For more information visit: https://www.lanlfoundation.org.