COLUMBUS, Ga., Sept. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac has been named a Best Place to Launch a Career by BusinessWeek magazine. In a special online report, the magazine noted company benefits and advancement opportunities through leadership development training as favorites among new professionals entering the workforce.
In determining the top companies, BusinessWeek includes feedback from directors of undergraduate career services, a questionnaire completed by finalists about pay, benefits, retention and training programs, data from its survey of U.S. undergrads about the finalists at the top of their list of most desirable employers.
"Aflac believes if you treat your employees right, they will take care of the business," Aflac Chairman and CEO Dan Amos said. "We have practiced this philosophy for more than 50 years, and we believe that it is a major reason why we are considered a great place to launch a career."
Aflac has a University Relations program dedicated to helping the company successfully attract the most outstanding new talent. Through this program, the company offers paid internships and co-ops, including housing for college students. Additionally, Aflac's on-site career development courses and Leadership Academy are counted among the top training programs in the country.
BusinessWeek's special online report, including a complete listing of the top 100 companies can be found at www.businessweek.com.
For more than 50 years, Aflac products have given policyholders the opportunity to direct cash where it is needed most when a life-interrupting medical event causes financial challenges. As the number one provider of guaranteed-renewable insurance in the United States and the number one insurance company in terms of individual insurance policies in force in Japan, Aflac insurance products provide protection to more than 40 million people worldwide.
In 2009, Aflac was recognized by Ethisphere magazine as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies for the third consecutive year and was also named by the Reputation Institute as the Most Reputable Company in the Global Insurance Industry for the second consecutive year. In 2009 Fortune magazine recognized Aflac as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for the eleventh consecutive year. Fortune magazine also ranked Aflac No. 1 on its global list of America's Most Admired Companies in the Life and Health Insurance category. Aflac appears on Hispanic Enterprise magazine's list of the 50 Best Companies for Supplier Diversity and on Black Enterprise magazine's list of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity. Aflac was also named by Forbes magazine as America's Best-Managed Company in the Insurance category.
Aflac Incorporated is a Fortune 500 company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AFL. To find out more about Aflac, visit aflac.com.
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