CARE.COM INTRODUCES A NEW PROGRAM TO MEET THE FAMILY CARE NEEDS OF MILITARY FAMILIES
Destination to Find Caregivers and Caregiving Jobs - Families to Receive 15% Discount on Care.com
Waltham, MA (April 6, 2011) - To serve the growing number of military families across the United States, Care.com has launched a new section on its website devoted to their unique family care needs. Starting today, visitors can simply click on the Military page on Care.com's home page to receive news, learn the stories of other military families, look for caregiving job opportunities and connect with local babysitters, nannies, senior home care, pet care, tutoring and more through a national network of trusted caregivers.
Military families will receive a 15% discount on a Care.com monthly subscription.
Care.com will feature the stories of military families who solved their family care needs, including finding child care following a move to a new installment or extra help following a spouse's deployment. Additionally, users can find dedicated content - from news to tips - that is tailored to the unique needs of military families and dedicated online areas for families to connect online.
Families in need of quality caregivers can search by ZIP code, service and pay rate to find high-quality care providers in their area. Care.com gives families access to detailed background check reports and recorded reference interviews, adding a layer of confidence and security when making important decisions regarding personal family care needs.
"Care.com knows that in the military, families serve too," Sheila Marcelo, Founder and CEO of Care.com, said. "We are delighted to launch this new feature on Care.com to provide military families with a single online resource where they can find great care, flexible job opportunities, a like-minded community that will enable them to connect with each other, and customized articles and opinion pieces to help them manage their specific care needs."
"As a working mom and wife of an Army Lieutenant Colonel preparing for deployment to Afghanistan, I was drawn to Care.com's online security and deep provider pool," Lila Vizzard, a Care.com member said. "As a maternal and child health professional, a service that recognized the importance of providing security gave me immediate confidence and peace of mind. I was both delighted and impressed with not only the number of Care.com providers in my area, but more importantly, that so many of the providers were from the military community. We're now delighted to have the support of an amazing provider, Kim, whom we found through Care.com.
About Care.com, Inc.
Founded in 2006, Care.com is the largest and fastest growing service used by families to find high-quality caregivers, providing a trusted place to easily connect, share caregiving experiences and get advice. The company addresses the unique lifecycle of care needs that each family goes through - care for children, seniors, pets and the home. The service helps families find and select the best care available based on detailed profiles, background checks and references for hundreds of thousands of mom-reviewed and pre-screened providers who seek to share their services. Through its Care.com Employer Program, corporations can offer Care.com memberships as a benefit to employees. www.care.com.
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