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Monday, November 15, 2004

Going Shopping?

Try these stores, rated the 25 most G.I. friendly companies in America.

Strange, I don't see Sears on that list. Then again, the study WAS done by the Atlanta Urinal and Constipation Journal Constitution, so take it with a grain of salt.

Link found at where else?

UPDATE: Ah-HA! I knew I'd seen something good about Sears recently, and Blackfive has the links.

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2004 -- Sears, Roebuck and Co. is proving to be a friend of military families -- from making up lost pay for its employees called to active duty in the National Guard and reserve, to donating $2 million to the National Military Family Association for military family programs.

The Chicago-based retailer announced in September that it is extending its military pay differential and benefits coverage to five years. This is the second extension this year. In January, Sears extended its military pay differential to three years, from 30 months.

The announcement, which affects about 200 full-time Sears employees, also means they can continue participating in the company's life insurance, medical and dental programs, if they choose.

By law, companies are required to provide deployed employees access to 18 months of continued medical coverage at the employees' expense. But Sears' policy, which provides these benefits up to five years, goes far beyond the law's requirements.

They may not be in the AJC's list, but I'd say they're going above and beyond.

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