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FUJIFILM CITED AS STATE WINNER, LARGE EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR

Honored by S.C. Governor's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities

Greenwood, S.C., May 7, 2010 FUJIFILM North America Corporation has been honored as State Winner, Large Employer of the Year by the S.C. Governor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities.  The company was recognized during a luncheon today at the Heyward Career Center in Columbia, South Carolina.    

Fujifilm was cited for demonstrating its commitment to hiring individuals with disabilities at its manufacturing plant located in Greenwood, South Carolina.

“Fujifilm’s willingness to provide employment opportunities to these deserving citizens of our state is commendable and worthy of special recognition,” said Marjorie Butler, chairperson of the S.C. Governor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities.  “This award is an indication of Fujifilm’s appreciation of the abilities and contributions that individuals with disabilities bring to the work world.” 

Fujifilm was nominated by the South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department.  Its Greenwood center often sends applicants to the Fujifilm Manufacturing facility for interviews, and as a result, many qualified candidates have been hired.  

“Fujifilm has been an exemplary partner for Vocational Rehabilitation.  Our focus is getting good jobs for qualified people with disabilities, and Fujifilm has embraced our Skilled Workforce Apprenticeship Training program, which has resulted in excellent jobs for our clients,” said Barbara G. Hollis, Commissioner, South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department.  “Employment in these skilled positions not only helps people with disabilities join the workforce and earn a living, but also benefits the company and our state’s economy.  We commend Fujifilm for recognizing the talents and potential of South Carolinians with disabilities and for providing great job opportunities.”

"We are very proud and honored to be recognized by the S.C. Governor’s Committee as well as the South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department,” said Jean Berrien, Human Resource and Organizational Effectiveness manager, Fujifilm North America Corporation.  “While it is Fujifilm’s strictly followed policy to seek out qualified people according to EEO guidelines and regulations,  in these times, it is a wonderful feeling to be able to provide jobs to people who also face additional life challenges.“

About Fujifilm

FUJIFILM North America Corporation, a marketing subsidiary of FUJIFILM Corporation, consists of five operating divisions. Imaging sells consumer and commercial photographic products and services including film, one-time-use cameras, online photo services and fulfillment, digital printing equipment and service. Electronic Imaging markets consumer digital cameras. Motion Picture provides motion picture film. Graphic Systems supplies products and services to the printing industry. The Canada division markets a range of Fujifilm products and services. For more information, please visit www.fujifilm.com/northamerica, or go to www.twitter.com/fujifilmus to follow Fujifilm on Twitter. To receive news and information direct from Fujifilm via RSS, subscribe at www.fujifilmusa.com/rss.


FUJIFILM Manufacturing U.S.A., Inc. began manufacturing operations in South Carolina in 1988.  The Greenwood manufacturing complex is currently comprised of five high technology manufacturing plants, the Greenwood Research Laboratories, and the largest Fujifilm distribution center in the world.  In addition to ink jet photo paper, the 500-acre complex is home to manufacturing for digital and conventional pre-sensitized printing plates, QuickSnap one-time-use recyclable cameras, and color photographic paper. For more information, please visit www.fujifilm.com/northamerica, or go to www.twitter.com/fujifilmus to follow Fujifilm on Twitter. To receive news and information direct from Fujifilm via RSS, subscribe at www.fujifilmusa.com/rss.


FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, brings continuous innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries, including electronic imaging, digital printing equipment, medical systems, life sciences, graphic arts, flat panel display materials, and office products, based on a vast portfolio of digital, optical, fine chemical and thin film coating technologies. The company was among the top 25 companies around the world granted U.S. patents in 2009, and in the year ended March 31, 2009, had global revenues of $25 billion. Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information, please visit www.fujifilmholdings.com.

For more information, please contact:

Diane Rainey
Fujifilm  
914.789.8657
drainey@fujifilm.com




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