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Hitachi Awarded on the Forbes Best-In-State Employers 2021 List

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 25, 2021 – Hitachi has been awarded on the Forbes list of Best-In-State Employers 2021 within the state of Kentucky. This prestigious award is presented by Forbes and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. The awards list can be viewed on the Forbes website.

“We’re very honored by this award, “ said Hicham Abdessamad, Chairman & CEO, Hitachi America, Ltd. “At Hitachi, we foster a culture of inclusion and collaboration as well as a global mindset, and encourage our employees to focus on customers’ challenges and help deliver value. Our employees are dynamic and innovative, passionately striving to deliver on Hitachi’s Social Innovation vision.”

Forbes’ Best-In-State Employers List recognizes the top 50 employers in Kentucky as determined by Statista. Hitachi was the only company to receive the award in the category "Conglomerates.”

“We are pleased to be recognized by our employees as an excellent employer,” said Paul Carroll, CEO of Hitachi Astemo America, Inc., Hitachi’s automotive system group company. “This is a particularly great honor, given the unprecedented year we have faced, including a global pandemic, natural disasters, and other challenges. This award reminds us that continuous effort and teamwork can create a truly outstanding workplace. We remain committed to making our world a better place, starting in our places of work.”

America's Best-In-State Employers 2021 were identified in an independent survey based on a vast sample of approximately 80,000 Americans working for companies with more than 500 employees in the USA. Across 25 industry sectors, 1,329 employer brands were ranked among the top employers. Brands were able to win in more than one state.

The evaluation was based on direct and indirect recommendations from employees who were asked to rate their willingness to recommend their employers to friends and family. Employees were also asked to evaluate other employers in their respective industry and state what stood out either positively or negatively.

Based on the results of the study, Hitachi is ecstatic to be recognized on the Forbes list of Best-In-State Employers 2021.