Océ Business Services Named ‘Employer of the Year’ by Vocational Foundation, Inc.
CHICAGO – September 12, 2006 – Océ (NASDAQ: OCENY), a global leader in digital document management and delivery solutions, today announced that Océ Business Services, a unit of Océ, has been named ‘Employer of the Year’ by Vocational Foundation, Inc. (VFI). Océ Business Services was honored with an award at the foundation’s graduation ceremonies in New York after hiring 40 of VFI’s graduates across the organization in the past year.
"We are very excited about our relationship with Océ Business Services," said John Hickson, Workforce Manager for Vocational Foundation, Inc. "Our relationship with Océ Business Services allows our students to have opportunities to forge meaningful careers. They are matched with motivating, self esteem building entry-level jobs that coincide with our training."
New York City-based VFI provides vocational and literacy training to young adults (aged 17-21) from the Tri-State area who were unable to complete high school and, therefore, do not possess a high school diploma, GED or another equivalent educational degree. The foundation offers a five-month literacy and job-training program followed by the Moving Up program, an intensive two-year retention effort that provides counseling support as students transition from training to work.
Since its inception in 1936, VFI has helped 150,000 young adults achieve financial independence through academic and occupational training that has allowed them to go on to rewarding careers and continuing education. Through strategic partnerships with industry-leaders such as Océ Business Services, the foundation annually launches hundreds of young adult’s careers in growth industries including technology, legal records filing, medical billing, hospitality and tourism.
"We are proud to have developed this dynamic relationship with the Vocational Foundation, an organization that is committed to providing education and support to young adults," said Andrea Oriel, vice president of Human Resources for Océ Business Services. “We are impressed with the VFI graduates who have joined the Océ team." She continued, "We’re looking forward to mentoring and developing these young adults to help them on their paths towards successful careers in our organization."
About Océ Business Services
Océ Business Services is one of the world's leading providers of document process management services, equipment and software solutions for the office and public sector markets. The company integrates advanced technology, people and processes to manage business document assets throughout their lifecycle. Océ outsourcing solutions span copy and print, document needs assessment, fleet management, mail distribution and fulfillment, imaging and records management, office services and business performance management. About 6,000 professionals serve our clients in North America. Océ advanced solutions help enterprises increase document process efficiency and effectiveness, gain flexibility, reduce costs and contribute to improved business performance. For more information, visit www.ocesolutions.com.
Océ is a leading provider of digital document management technology and services. The company’s solutions are based on Océ’s advanced software applications that deliver documents and data over internal networks and the Internet to printing devices and archives -- locally and around the world. Supporting the workflow solutions are Océ digital printers and scanners, considered the most reliable and productive in the world. Océ also offers a wide range of display graphics, consulting and outsourcing solutions.
Netherlands-based Océ N.V. (NASDAQ: OCENY), with a workforce of around 24,000 people and pro forma annualized revenues of nearly $3.7 billion, active in approximately eighty countries, maintains research and manufacturing centers in the Netherlands, the United States, Canada, Germany, France, Belgium, the Czech Republic, and Romania. Océ’s North American headquarters is located in Chicago with major business units in Trumbull, CT; Chicago; New York City; Boca Raton, FL; Salt Lake City; Coventry, RI; and Vancouver, BC. North American revenues were $1.7 billion for fiscal 2005, and employment is currently 11,000. For more information about Océ, visit http://www.oceusa.com/. Outside the U.S., consult www.oce.com.