Co-operators Life recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People

REGINA, Sept. 19, 2011 /CNW/ - Regina's Co-operators Life Insurance Company has been recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People according to the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers. The list, which was released today, is based on an evaluation of the various benefits offered to young employees by organizations across the country.

The 100 organizations that earned the designation are leaders in attracting and retaining young professionals. They offer a variety of benefits, including such things as tuition assistance, training programs, career management guidance and co-op or work-study programs.

"One of the keys to building a strong team is being able to attract talented young people whose expertise can benefit your organization - and vice-versa - for many years to come," said Kevin Daniel, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Co-operators Life Insurance Company. "We know that once a person comes to work for us, they stay here for a long time; we have a very low turnover rate. For that reason, it is particularly important to be seen as an employer of choice among young professionals, and this recognition and validation is certainly good news on that front."

Co-operators Life was specifically identified for having:

  • Opportunities to interact directly with the Executive Vice president and Chief Operating Officer through "Breakfast with Kevin"
  • Subsidies for tuition and professional accreditation
  • In-house training, career management sessions, and an annual career week
  • A unique physical workplace, close to an urban park with onsite fitness facilities, massage therapy and a wellness room

Co-operators Life is also listed among Canada's Top 100 Employers as well as the 50 Best Employers in Canada.

About Co-operators Life Insurance Company
Co-operators Life Insurance Company, with its head office in Regina, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Co-operators Group Limited. Through its operating subsidiaries, The Co-operators offers home, auto, life, group, travel, commercial and farm insurance, as well as investment products. The Co-operators Group Limited is a Canadian-owned co-operative with more than $41 billion in assets under administration. The Co-operators is well known for its community involvement and its commitment to sustainability.
The Co-operators is ranked #1 among the 50 Best Corporate Citizens in Canada by Corporate Knights.

SOURCE The Co-operators

For further information:

Glenn Bohay
Manager, Community Relations
Co-operators Life Insurance Company
Phone:  (306) 347.6527
glenn_bohay@cooperators.ca


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