Desjardins named one of the Financial Post's Ten Best Companies to Work For

LÉVIS, QC, Feb. 2, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Desjardins Group (www.desjardins.com) is pleased to announce that it has been named one of the Financial Post's 10 Best Companies to Work For in 2012 (www.CanadasTop100.com/fp10, in addition to being ranked as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2012 TM.

Mediacorp Canada, the organizer of Canada's Top 100 Employer competition, has rated Desjardins Group's working conditions and initiatives for rapid career advancement as exceptional.

"As a cooperative financial group and Quebec's most important private employer, Desjardins Group is proud to offer its employees training and personal development programs which are an integral part of employee benefits," said Monique F. Leroux, Chair of the Board, President and CEO of Desjardins Group.

Here are some of the reasons Desjardins was awarded the Best Company to Work For distinction:

  • Tuition subsidies for courses at outside institutions
  • Online and in-house training initiatives
  • Financial bonuses for the completion of certain professional accreditations
  • Maternity and paternity leave top-ups
  • On-site daycare centre in Lévis
  • Discounts on self-serve bike-transit programs in Montreal and Toronto
  • Recognized as one of the most generous private organizations in Canada by "Imagine Canada"

About Desjardins Group

Desjardins Group www.desjardins.com is the leading cooperative financial group in Canada with assets of nearly $190 billion. Drawing on the strength of its caisse network in Québec and Ontario, and its subsidiaries across Canada, it offers a full range of financial products and services to its 5.8 million members and clients. Desjardins specializes in Wealth Management and Life and Health Insurance, in Property and Casualty Insurance, in Personal Services, in Business and Institutional Services. As one of the largest employers in the country and among Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2012TM, Desjardins is supported by the skills of its 43,600 employees and the commitment of nearly 6,000 elected officers. A new education and cooperation program is now available to Desjardins members and the general public. For more information, visit www.desjardins.com/co-opme.

SOURCE DESJARDINS GROUP

For further information:

(for journalists only):
Francine BlackBurn, Media Relations Advisor
Desjardins Group
514-281-7000 or 1-866-866-7000, ext. 7544
media@desjardins.com

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