Olympus Corporation of the Americas Honored as a Top Military- and Adoption-Friendly Employer

Release date:2024-06-07 Source: Author: Olympus Corporation of the Americas

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., June 6, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Olympus Corp. of the Americas has been honored as a 2024 Military Friendly® Employer and Military Friendly® Spouse Employer, showcasing its dedication to fostering a supportive environment for the military community. Additionally, Olympus has signed on to the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) initiative, pledging its support for military reservists.


Olympus has also been listed on the 2024 Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption's annual list of America's 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces. This recognition is based on the company's financial reimbursement, paid leave, and the percentage of employees eligible for adoption benefits. For 2024, Olympus's adoption benefit aligns with the federal adoption credit, offering up to $16,810 per child for qualified adoption expenses, including adoption fees, court costs, attorney fees, travel expenses, and other related costs. All full-time and part-time employees working at least 30 hours per week are eligible for these benefits, which include paid leave for adoption.


"At Olympus, we prioritize work-life balance and support our employees in managing their personal lives, so they can focus on their responsibilities at work," said Stacey Morey, Vice President Human Resources. "Our adoption benefits are part of a broader global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion strategy that supports all caretakers. We are proud to offer these benefits to ensure our employees can concentrate on family when it matters most."


Furthermore, Military Friendly recognized two Olympus employees for their contributions to veteran support. Mihai Sofronie, Global Category Director, Professional Services, received the 2024 Employee Veteran Leadership Award for his leadership with the Olympus Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG). Andrew Doyle, Senior Manager Global, Integrated Business Planning, was named a 2024 Veteran Champion of the Year in Corporate America for his efforts in veteran recruitment, hiring, retention, and career advancement.


Earlier this year, Julien Sauvagnargues, President and CEO of Olympus Corporation of the Americas, signed ESGR's statement of support, reaffirming the company's commitment to protecting the job rights of employees serving in the military. "We are dedicated to supporting our employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserves. Their skills and experience are invaluable to Olympus," he said. "Our policies aim to balance their professional lives with their service to the country."


Brandon Sturcken, an Olympus endoscopy onsite services specialist and a U.S. Army Reserve member, shared, "Growing up with grandfathers who served in the military instilled in me the values of discipline, integrity, and service. Serving in the reserves has broadened my perspective and allowed me to meet diverse individuals."


These recognitions and initiatives reflect Olympus's comprehensive strategy to attract and retain a diverse talent pool.