CTA Receives Eighth Consecutive CARE Award

Recognized for outstanding employee engagement and progressive
family-friendly policies

ARLINGTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#CAREAward–The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ has been selected by the
Northern Virginia Family Services (NVFS) as a 2016 CARE Award winner for
the eighth consecutive year. Recipients of the CARE (Companies As
Responsive Employers) Award are organizations local to Northern Virginia
with outstanding employee engagement and culture, progressive
family-friendly policies and deep community impact.

“It is a great honor for CTA to be recognized as a CARE Award recipient
yet again,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA. “We strive to
provide our employees with a flexible work environment so they can
continue to excel on behalf of our industry while also maintaining their
personal lives. We are committed to staying ahead of the curve and
continuing to implement programs, policies and benefits that promote a
healthy work-life balance.”

Among the innovative and supportive family-friendly programs CTA
provides are:

  • A mortgage assistance program offering up to a $25,000 unsecured,
    forgivable loan to apply towards a down payment of a primary residence
    within a five mile radius of CTA’s headquarters in Arlington, VA;
  • A student loan assistance program, offering employees with existing
    student loans contributions of $100 per month to pay down their
    student loan debt, included as taxable income;
  • An adoption assistance program to employees who are adopting a child.
    This program includes a reimbursement of up to $2,500 per child for
    eligible adoption costs as well as other benefits related to the
    adoption process;
  • Instructor-led boot camp, strength training and yoga classes, as well
    as access to a 24/7 onsite gym at no cost to CTA employees;
  • Summer hours, allowing employees to work extra hours Monday through
    Thursday from Memorial Day through Labor Day, in order to leave the
    office at 1 PM on Fridays;
  • A flexible work arrangement, including the opportunity to telecommute
    one day a week;
  • Dependent on length of service, employees are eligible for two or four
    weeks of paid leave upon birth or adoption of a child.

CTA’s awards and accolades include being honored in 2014, 2015 and 2016
by The Washington Post as a Top Workplace and by Virginia
on their Best
Places to Work in Virginia
list for the past six consecutive years.
CTA also has been recognized as one of the Best
Workplaces for Commuters
for the last four years running. For more
information about CTA’s corporate culture, leadership, benefits and
career opportunities, visit CTA.tech.

About Consumer Technology Association:

Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, is the trade
association representing the $287 billion U.S. consumer technology
industry. More than 2,200 companies – 80 percent are small businesses
and startups; others are among the world’s best known brands – enjoy the
benefits of CTA membership including policy advocacy, market research,
technical education, industry promotion, standards development and the
fostering of business and strategic relationships. The Consumer
Technology Association also owns and produces CES® – the
world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer
technologies. Profits from CES are reinvested into CTA’s industry


  • CES Unveiled Prague – Register
    20, Prague, Czech Republic
  • CES Unveiled Paris – Register
    25, Paris, France
  • CT Hall of Fame Dinner
    November 9, New York, NY
  • CES Unveiled New York
    November 10, New York, NY
  • CES Unveiled Las Vegas
    January 3, Las Vegas, NV
  • CES 2017 – Register
    5-8, Las Vegas, NV
  • CES Asia 2017
    June 7-9, Shanghai, China


Consumer Technology Association (CTA)
Danielle Cassagnol