KUA Named Among Top Family-Friendly Employers

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., August 4, 2:30 p.m. – Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) today was named one of the family-friendliest companies in Central Florida, according to the Orlando Sentinel’s Top 100 Companies for Working Families for 2006. This is the ninth consecutive year the utility has been recognized in the program.

The winners, which were announced at a luncheon held today at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando, are innovative companies that help employees balance work and family life.

“We’re proud of the role our employees played in achieving this recognition,” said Wilbur Hill, KUA’s vice president of human resources. “It’s their dedication to a healthy work-life culture that puts KUA among Central Florida’s best.”

The Orlando Sentinel, which compiles and prints the annual list, considers a number of areas to determine its annual rankings, including total benefit package, organizational culture, ways the company has fun and work-life balance offerings. KUA continues to be a corporate leader, earning recognition from the judges for its work from home options, an ongoing employee reward system, in-house communications and unique programs for employee families.

The panel of judges was comprised of experts in the human resources and employee benefits arena as well as employees of the Orlando Sentinel who are knowledgeable about work-life initiatives and trends in the workplace.

The Orlando Sentinel is a publication of the Tribune Company (NYSE: TRB), one of the country’s largest media companies, operating businesses in publishing and broadcasting. The company reaches more than 80 percent of U.S. households.

Founded in 1901, KUA (www.kua.com) is Florida’s sixth largest community-owned utility providing electric and telecommunication services to 170,000 residents in five Central Florida counties.

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Chris M. Gent
(407) 933-7777 x 1116
cgent@kua.com