Hispanic Magazine Names AFLAC One Of The 100 Companies Providing The Most Opportunities To Hispanics
COLUMBUS, GA - January 30, 2004 - AFLAC has been named to Hispanic magazine's "Corporate 100: The Top 100 Companies Providing the Most Opportunities to Hispanics." AFLAC has appeared on the annual list since 1993.
"AFLAC's diverse workforce enriches our performance and our products and services," said Brenda J. Mullins, AFLAC's chief diversity officer. "It is an honor to be recognized by Hispanic magazine as part of the 'Corporate 100' list."
In compiling the list, Hispanic magazine evaluated companies based on recruitment efforts, diversity training, minority business initiatives, and funding efforts for scholarships and organizations.
AFLAC maintains a Spanish customer service line for policyholders and associates and airs its Spanish television commercials on the four largest Spanish TV networks in the United States. A quarterly electronic newsletter called Diversity in Action profiles successful Hispanic and African-American associates and provides mentoring tips and other useful information for minority associates. AFLAC also has a dedicated team in its Hispanic Market Development Department for recruiting.
AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) is an international holding company. A Fortune 500 company, AFLAC insures more than 40 million people worldwide. It is a leading writer of insurance products marketed at the worksite in the United States, offering policies to employees at more than 283,000 payroll accounts. The company insures one out of four Japanese households and is the largest life insurer in Japan in terms of individual policies in force. In January 2004, AFLAC was named to Fortune magazine's list of "The 100 Best Companies to Work for in America" for the sixth consecutive year. In March 2003, Fortune also included AFLAC in its annual listing of "America's Most Admired Companies." And in July 2003, Fortune named AFLAC to its list of "America's 50 Best Companies for Minorities." AFLAC's Internet address is www.aflac.com
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