NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has doubled its maternity leave benefits by offering up to 16 weeks of paid leave for its U.S. full-time and part-time women employees.
“Providing our people with career opportunities that are unmatched in the industry means that we must help them navigate the choices and challenges of caring for a new child while they continue pursuing their careers,” said Steve Rohleder, group chief executive – North America, Accenture. “These expanded benefits will help us attract, retain and inspire the best people.”
The new policy, which became effective on March 1, also offers up to 8 weeks of paid parental leave after the birth or adoption of a new child for other primary caregivers and enhances the amount of paid leave for secondary caregivers.
Accenture’s comprehensive support for parents also includes access to a variety of resources, such as up to 40 hours of back-up child care per year, and an extensive library of community-based programs and resources.
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 319,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$30.0 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2014. Its home page is www.accenture.com.