In 2015, Akamai introduced a backup care benefit available to its U.S.-based employees, provided by Care@Work. They can use up to 15 days per year of subsidized back-up child care to fill gaps in care, for when a child gets sick, or when usual care plans fall through. Employees choose whether to receive care at home or in a designated child care center - the decision is up to them. In addition, Akamai employees enjoy full membership to Care.com
, the world's largest online marketplace for quality care for children, seniors, pets, home, and more. And, employees that employ an in-home caregiver, like a nanny or au pair, can access HomePay, a service that handles the payroll and tax-related needs for household employers.