CHICAGO, Sept. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Working Mother magazine today recognized JLL (NYSE:JLL) as one of the 2017 Working Mother 100 Best Companies for strong leadership in creating progressive programs for advancement of women, flexibility, childcare and paid parental leave. The 100 Best Companies are featured in the October/November issue of Working Mother and on

«Our people are our most valuable asset,» said Mary Bilbrey, Americas Chief Human Resources Officer, JLL. «We’re proud to offer flexible work arrangements, a selection of benefits for varying employee needs and career opportunities that reflect JLL’s support of all employees in achieving their ambitions.»

Mary Bilbrey, Americas Chief Human Resources Officer

The company has developed and tailored substantial programs that enable its diverse workforce to thrive. As part of JLL’s Parent Experience, the company’s employee assistance program provides organizational tools, parenting tips and support to help find reliable childcare. Additionally, its flextime and parental leave policies exceed national benchmarks. These and other company initiatives have garnered additional accolades including Fortune‘s 2017 Most Admired Companies and LinkedIn’s 2017 Top Companies.

A leader in diversity and inclusion, JLL is the only commercial real estate company on the list, with 60 percent more female professionals and officer-level employees than the industry average. In addition, women hold 40 percent of the company’s board of director seats – more than twice the average of the Fortune 1,000.

Working Mother Editor-in-Chief Meredith Bodgas said, «This year’s winning companies know the value of keeping their employee moms engaged and supported. They use schedule flexibility, paid parental leave and family benefits to ensure that parents can develop meaningful careers while leading satisfying home lives.»

The complete list of the 2017 Working Mother 100 Best Companies can be found here.

Here are highlights from the «Best vs. Rest»* data from Working Mother Media:

  • 100 percent of the 2017 100 Best Companies offer paid maternity leave vs. 30 percent on a national scale; 97 percent offer paid paternity leave vs. 24 percent of U.S. companies.*
  • A full 100 percent of the 100 Best Companies offer flextime for employees vs. 57 percent nationally.

* Source:  Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) report 2017 Employee Benefits.

About JLL
JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. A Fortune 500 company, JLL helps real estate owners, occupiers and investors achieve their business ambitions. In 2016, JLL had revenue of $6.8 billion and fee revenue of $5.8 billion and, on behalf of clients, managed 4.4 billion square feet, or 409 million square meters, and completed sales acquisitions and finance transactions of approximately $145 billion. At the end of the second quarter of 2017, JLL had nearly 300 corporate offices, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of nearly 80,000. As of June 30, 2017, LaSalle Investment Management had $57.6 billion of real estate under asset management. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit

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