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Employees have paid time off to volunteer in community

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Daimler Financial Services in Farmington Hills, Mich., not only gives its employees an extra paid day off every year so they can do volunteer work but also helps them find charities in need of help.

Last year the organization hosted its first volunteer fair, and 300 employees visited with reps from a dozen local nonprofits during their lunch break.

“We have been involved in financially supporting the community, but we took a new launch of core values to engage our employees,” Lora Weberman, Daimler’s diversity and community relations manager, says.

Daimler adopted its Community Service Day policy in 2004, around the same time it developed a core-values program that focuses on community advancement, education, arts and culture, and public policy.

Sixty employees typically participate in the paid day off, and—following this year’s successful volunteer fair—Weberman expects more than 300 will take part in the next one.

Contact: Lora Weberman at lora.weberman@daimler.com or at (248) 991-6608.

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