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Demand for film driving need for workers at Kodak  

Demand for film driving need for workers at Kodak  

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A resurgence in demand for photo and motion picture film has Eastman Kodak Co. in need of more workers.  

Kodak is running its film finishing factory around the clock and needs additional workers to cover the workload, a company spokesperson said. 

The increased demand stems from the fact that many amateur photographers have rediscovered film as part of the trend toward analog technology and many directors and cinematographers prefer the look of film for everything from music videos to feature movies, the company reported.  

Kodak has 75 open positions in Rochester, mostly for operators and skilled trades’ positions.  

Its Advanced Materials and Chemicals division – which includes film manufacturing – has hired more than 350 employees since 2021.  

Kodak has a 130-year legacy in film manufacturing. 

The American Chemical Society recently bestowed the company with The Birthplace of Consumer Photography landmark designation, recognizing Kodak’s legacy in chemistry and future in advanced materials and chemicals. 

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