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  • Efforts Growing To Offset Tax Amounts Paid By LGBT Employees ... Read More
  • EU considers law to put women into top jobs ... Read More
  • The 100 Best Companies To Work For! (Source - Fortune Magazine) ... See The List Learn More
  • OPM official Griffin emphasizes workplace diversity ... Read More Learn More
  • "Just Be Yourself" Not Viewed a Viable Option by Many Visible Minorities in the Workplace -- New Catalyst study findings reveal workplace fit, negative stereotyping, and preconceptions of leadership qualities are barriers to career advancement for visible minorities.
  • There are about 200,000 active-duty military women today, about 14 percent of the total force, according to federal data.  About half of them are women of color.
  • There are an estimated 54 million people with disabilities in the United States.  Within the working-age group of those with disabilities only 32 percent are employed. But the National Organization on Disabilities (N.O.D.) says two-thirds of those jobless would prefer to be working.
  • Nearly three in ten Hispanic workers have experienced discrimination or unfair treatment at work in the United States. (Source -"Diversity in the Workplace", June 2007)
  • California is the most diverse state in the United States.  Census Bureau statistics show African Americans, Asians, Native Americans and Hispanics make up 64% of the state's population.  Almost 40% speak a language other than English at home.
  • U.S. Government statistics show women earn roughly 80 cents for every dollar a man makes.
  • Gender is the most commonly targeted aspect of diversity - cited by 54 percent of organizations surveyed while only 31 percent reported having programs focusing on race/ethnicity. (Source - Catalyst 2006 Member Survey)
  • According to a recent report by the U.S. Department of Education whites make up 85 percent of all faculty members at public and private colleges in the United States. Blacks and Asian Americans make up only 5 percent each, while Latinos account for 4 percent. Native-American faculty members represent less than 1 percent.
  • The number of Spanish-dominant and bilingual Latinos will increase by 45 percent over the next two decades—adding 12.4 million Spanish speakers to the population. This is according to a recent study by Hispanic USA.

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