Pacific Seafood Named One of the Healthiest Employers in Oregon
PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pacific Seafood is proud to announce that it has been selected by the Portland Business Journal's Healthiest Employers program as Oregon's eighth healthiest employer in 2011 in the 1500+ employee category. The mission of the Healthiest Employer program is to reward companies who are demonstrating innovation and leadership in their wellness program.
“Having been recognized for two years in a row, I believe our commitment to the health of our team members has shone through.”
Pacific's innovative wellness program includes services such as state-of-the-art annual biometric screenings, professional onsite massage therapy and physician visits, subsidized healthy food lunch options and multiple health plan options.
"The secret to our success at Pacific has been that we have consistently hired the most talented people in the industry. But as many companies have learned, the hardest part of hiring the best talent is keeping them with your company. Part of our program to keep these talented employees with Pacific is our cutting-edge health and wellness program," said Frank Dulcich, president and CEO of Pacific Seafood. "Having been recognized for two years in a row, I believe our commitment to the health of our team members has shone through."
Pacific Seafood team member Sara Thompson explained how the wellness program affected her life:
Pacific's on-site wellness program helped me keep my health goals in the forefront of my mind--with the support and guidance of my health coach, I lost 29 pounds in seven months. Using a combination of diet and exercise, I reduced my total cholesterol 40 points, improved my good cholesterol 30 points, reduced my body fat by 8%, lowered my heart rate, and reduced my triglycerides by 97 points. My coworkers used to laugh when I ate salads and fruit--now they are following suit, making healthier choices and skipping fast food. It's exciting how we all support each other in achieving our wellness goals.
To learn more about the Healthiest Employer program, please visit: www.healthiestemployers.com.
About Pacific Seafood
Pacific Seafood Group is a West Coast seafood processing company that launched in 1941 as a small, fresh seafood retail operation in Portland, Ore. Over the years, the family-owned business expanded to become a vertically integrated seafood processing and distributing company to meet customers’ needs and a growing market.
Pacific Seafood processes seafood products from Alaska to Mexico, has facilities in seven Western states and participates in the global seafood trade market. It is a member of the West Coast Seafood Processors Association and is active in promoting a healthy and sustainable seafood industry by supporting fisheries awarded Marine Stewardship Council eco-labels.
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Posted: October 17, 2011