Whirlpool Corporation was selected by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) as one of 50 companies in the U.S. for this year's 2005 AARP Best Employers for Workers Over 50 award. Whirlpool was among six Michigan, U.S.-based companies to be honored.
"This award is a testament to the dedication of our employees and to the company's worldwide efforts to foster a diverse and inclusive environment," said David A. Binkley, Whirlpool's senior vice president for global human resources. "Whirlpool has long recognized that a workforce that reflects the demographics of its customers helps us to meet all their needs and makes us a stronger company."
In recognition of the achievement, Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm issued a proclamation praising them and declaring August 31st as AARP 2005 Best Employers for Workers Over 50 Day in the state. Michigan employers captured more awards than any other state.
The AARP Best Employers for Workers Over 50 awards program is in its fifth year. The criteria used to select the recipients included employee development opportunities, health benefits for employees and retirees, age of employer's workforce, alternative work arrangements, and retirement benefits, including pensions.
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