Canon U.S.A. and Long Island Association Explore How to Keep Talented Young Professionals on Long Island

24 Feb

Aspiring to help cultivate a thriving environment to foster the next generation of business leaders and professionals, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, hosted members of the Long Island Association’s (LIA) Young Professionals Committee at their headquarters in Melville, New York to discuss ways to encourage younger members of the Long Island workforce to pursue opportunities close to home. The program focused on identifying reasons why young professionals often choose not to live and work on Long Island and also discussed ways organizations and government agencies can work together to make the region more attractive for younger workers.

“As a locally based company, we have a responsibility to find ways to stimulate and excite young people on Long Island,” said Seymour Liebman, Executive Vice President, Canon U.S.A, Inc. “With substantial investments in our facility and training our employees, we wanted to invite young professionals here to see our vision and show them that Long Island is the future.”

Event attendees were welcomed by Canon U.S.A., Inc.’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Joe Adachi and Executive Vice President Seymour Liebman, both of whom spoke of Canon’s role in the Long Island business community and what the Company does to market itself to young talent in the area. Joining the presentation was Town of Huntington Supervisor Frank Petrone, who detailed initiatives focused on attracting and retaining talented young professionals specializing in a number of capacities. Guests also participated in a question and answer session to discuss their feelings about living and working on Long Island, including what resources they see as important for growing careers on Long Island and what local businesses can do to help keep young professionals in the area.

Anthony Dalessio, managing partner at KPMG and chair of the LIA Young Professionals Committee said: “It is a true testament to paying it forward when we allow the LIA Young Professionals Committee to connect with the leaders of Long Island.  Listening to the needs of young professionals shows that we want future generations to stay on Long Island and achieve success.  The insights conveyed by Mr. Adachi and Mr. Liebman truly allow the Committee members to inspire to make Long Island the clear choice.  This meeting set the stage for future sessions so that our young professionals can strive for successful and fruitful careers and lifestyles in our local community.”

“We at the LIA are always considering how we can help keep future generations working close to home. It’s clear that Canon shares the vision of attracting young talent to help keep Long Island vibrant with a multi-generational and diverse workforce. I thank Canon for inviting us and listening to our committee’s perspective,” said Robert Renda, an associate at Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo & Terrana, LLP, who is a member of the LIA’s Young Professionals Committee and was in attendance for the event.

The program was part of Canon U.S.A’s ongoing efforts to be an active member of the Long Island community, where it has been headquartered since 1971.

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