Why workforce diversity is a smart business move

It’s not just about caring for people, advocates say. A diverse workforce is a smart business decision.

By LAURA FRENCH Special to the Star Tribune
JANUARY 4, 2016 — 11:48AM


In 2010, when the U.S. economy was starting to recover from the Great Recession, the Twin Cities seemed to be faring better than many metropolitan areas. But a study by Algernon Austin, published by the Economic Policy Institute in June 2010, told a different story: The jobless rate for African-Americans was more than three times higher than that of whites. In fact, at over 20 percent, the Twin Cities’ rate was second only to Detroit’s. Unemployment was also more than twice as high among the Hispanic population. Continue reading Why workforce diversity is a smart business move