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Intel Corporation

Winner: 2009 Best Employers for Workers Over 50

Both full-and part-time workers at Intel can take advantage of its wellness benefits, including flu shots, health screenings, health-risk appraisals, a smoking-cessation program, fitness-facility discounts, physical-activity programs, a weight-loss program, stress-management training, and their Health for Life wellness program. In the past 12 months, 68 percent of all workers engaged in at least one wellness-related program or benefit.

In addition, between 2007 and 2008, there was an 18 percent improvement in the health-risk assessments of a group of employees whose progress was tracked.

Intel provides all of its employees referral services to help them find children, grandchildren, and eldercare. The company also offers backup services for child care and for grandchild care. Employees at Intel have access to near-site childcare centers and can get reimbursed up to $50 per day per year, up to $250, for backup childcare.

Benefits/Alternative-Work Arrangements: Flextime, job-sharing, and telecommuting are available to full- and part-time employees who work at least 20 hours per week. Full-time employees who work at least 30 hours per week can work compressed schedules and have the opportunity to move to part-time work on a permanent or temporary basis.

Opportunities for Retirees: Intel currently has 3,021 retirees and a person on staff who has direct responsibility for relations with them. The company stays connected to its retirees through regular communications, a retiree Web site, and quarterly newsletters. Intel also offers its retirees discounts on organization products and maintains a contact list of retirees who are available to work. Retirees can take temporary work assignments and fill full- and part-time positions at Intel.

Age of Workforce: Eighteen percent of Intel employees are ages 50+. 

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