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CEA Selected as CARE Award Winner for Sixth Consecutive Year

Arlington, VA – September 26, 2014 – 
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® is pleased to announce that it has been recognized by the Northern Virginia Family Services (NVFS) as a 2014 CARE Award winner.  The CARE Awards recognize companies in Northern Virginia who are leaders in providing a workplace that caters to the needs of working families and improving work-life balance for its employees. This is CEA’s sixth consecutive year winning the CARE Award.
“CEA is dedicated to ensuring that we provide our employees with family-friendly programs, policies and benefits that promote and sustain a healthy balance between work and home life,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA. “We are honored to receive this recognition from NVFS for the sixth year in a row.  We are proud of our historical – and ongoing – commitment to maintaining a work environment that helps keep our staff happy, healthy and motivated to help drive growth in the consumer electronics industry.”
NVFS commended CEA for its leadership among Northern Virginia employers in providing innovative and supportive family friendly benefits, including:
  • A mortgage assistance program offering a $25,000 unsecured, forgivable loan to apply towards a down payment of a primary residence within a five mile radius of CEA’s headquarters in Arlington, Va;
  • A tuition assistance program offering employees up to  75 percent reimbursement on college or university expenses, up to a maximum of $5,250 annually;
  • Instructor-led boot camp, strength training and yoga classes as well as access to a 24/7 onsite gym at no cost to CEA employees;
  • Summer hours, allowing employees to work extra hours Monday through Thursday from Memorial Day through Labor Day in return for leaving the office at 1 p.m. on Fridays;
  • A flexible work arrangement, including the opportunity to telecommute one day a week.
  • Maternity and Paternity leave.  Depending on length of service employees are eligible for two or four weeks of paid leave upon birth or adoption of a child.
The CARE Awards were created in 1992 to encourage positive change in the workplaces of Northern Virginia. By recognizing companies that have developed innovative benefits and policies, NVFS aims to increase family-friendly policies within the Northern Virginia business community.
About the Consumer Technology Assocation

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the technology trade association representing the $211 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and produces the International CES – The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services. Find CEA online at, and through social media.