Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Group Aims to Diversify Workforce

The Western Pennsylvania Diversity Initiative held their monthly meeting on Tuesday. The non-profit organization works to diversify the workforce in the region.

The meeting, titled, Riveting Diversity, attracted a few dozen people. They listened to Paul Hawkins, a consultant speak about how diversity can make companies more profitable.

Neal Homles, president of the group says a diverse community doesn't necessarily equate a diverse workforce. He says he works with a few dozen companies in making sure their workforces represent the diversity of the region- including racial, religious, age, gender and socio-economic class.

He added that diversity growth is an ongoing process.

"I would never lead any company or organization to think this is something that's a one-quick fix solution. Diversity will continue to evolve," he said.

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