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Abbott recognized as family-friendly workplace

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LIBERTYVILLE TOWNSHIP -- Abbott Laboratories was named one of the 100 Best Companies by Working Mother magazine, It is the 12th consecutive year the company has been included on the list, which recognizes companies for providing a family-friendly workplace.

"We are pleased to be recognized once again for workplace leadership by Working Mother magazine," said Stephen Fussell, senior vice president, Human Resources for Abbott. "At Abbott, we are committed to offering innovative benefits and programs that support a diverse and inclusive workplace. This empowers our employees to succeed, and also further strengthens and sustains our growing global business."

In addition to recognition from Working Mother magazine, Abbott also was recently named one of the 2012 Best Companies for Diversity Practices by Hispanic Business magazine, and one of the 2012 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. This is the sixth consecutive year that Abbott has been included on both lists.

Abbott provides a comprehensive offering of health care, wellness, work/life and other family-friendly benefits, as well as flexible work options such as job sharing, compressed workweeks, telecommuting and flextime to help employees find success at work and home. Abbott also offers opportunities for employees to succeed, lead and grow in their careers through training, mentoring, tuition reimbursement, networking groups and development programs that provide support and advancement opportunities.

Additional information is in the October/November issue of Working Mother magazine and online at

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