Employment of Persons with Disabilities
The CITIZEN ELECTRONICS Group is proactive in its recruiting of persons with disabilities. Rather than boxing "people with disabilities" into one category, the group recognizes that different persons have different levels of disability and that individual capabilities vary, and the group allocates tasks to them as befits their abilities. Currently, persons with disabilities work in a variety of jobs. One worker has been unable to hear since the birth. Although the company initially used a lamp to attract his attention when in the workplace, the worker has now been allocated a sign language day planner and the worker’s colleagues attend sign language classes so they can work together without the need for a lamp.
A sign language interpreter is called to assist with communications during the company’s plenary meetings. Arrangements like this help to smooth communications and lead to a comfortable working environment.
Supporting Employees with Disabilities
At CITIZEN WATCH GOODRINGTON(CHINA), 15 employees with disabilities fulfill various roles on the manufacturing process, and each employee participates actively as part of the company’s valued workforce. We innovate and improve the operation that employees with or without disabilities can further enhance their potential. In doing so, we make concerted efforts to create a welcoming work environment for all employees.
The CITIZEN Group regards the employment of persons with disabilities as a natural responsibility of a public entity to secure a valuable addition to its workforce and does not do so simply because it is stipulated by law. Under this belief, we aim to create a lively work place where all employees have a proper understanding of disabilities and diversity and are able to work together by leveraging the strengths of others while fully exercising their own abilities.