TSX/NYSE/PSE : MFC SEHK : 945
TORONTO, April 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Manulife Financial announced today that it has been recognized as one of the "Top Employers for Young People in Canada" for the third consecutive year. The national competition awards Canadian employers for their leadership in the creation of exceptional workplaces for employees.
The award is part of the " Canada's Top 100 Employers" project and recognizes corporations for leading practices across a variety of categories related to their role as employers.
"The ability to attract, engage, develop and retain high-performing employees is a clear sign of the health and vitality of an organization," said Donald Guloien, President and Chief Executive Officer, Manulife Financial. "These talented young people do their research before deciding whether or not to join a firm, and awards like these are important indicators for them. This recognition further supports Manulife Financial's and John Hancock's objective of being an employer of choice."Through a variety of initiatives geared to the needs of students, Manulife Financial has set the stage for young people to succeed. From internships, co-op and new graduate programs, to opportunities for global assignments, mentorship programs, training and development events, financial support for professional development, career management offerings and comprehensive benefits, Manulife Financial offers the experiences and skills development students need to build a successful career. Manulife Financial encourages employees to discover the Company by promoting internal and global movement to qualified employees. Our Leadership Development Program and student programs including the Actuarial Co-op and Development Programs and Investment Division Rotational Program provide opportunities across our business. In particular, Manulife Financial's leading presence in Asia offers exciting and challenging opportunities for employees looking to advance their leadership capabilities. About Manulife Financial Manulife Financial is a leading Canada-based financial services group with principal operations in Asia, Canada and the United States. Clients look to Manulife for strong, reliable, trustworthy and forward-thinking solutions for their most significant financial decisions. Our international network of employees, agents and distribution partners offers financial protection and wealth management products and services to millions of clients. We also provide asset management services to institutional customers. Funds under management by Manulife Financial and its subsidiaries were approximately C$599 billion ( US$563 billion) as at December 31, 2013. The Company operates as Manulife Financial in Canada and Asia and primarily as John Hancock in the United States. Manulife Financial Corporation trades as 'MFC' on the TSX, NYSE and PSE, and under '945' on the SEHK. Manulife Financial can be found on the Internet at manulife.com. SOURCE Manulife Financial Corporation