Minorities In The American Government Essay by The Research Group

Minorities In The American Government
Discusses the importance of hiring minorities.
# 24719 | 1,350 words | 10 sources | 2002 | US
Published on Apr 12, 2003 in Public Administration (General) , Labor Studies (General)

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Discusses the importance of hiring minorities. America as a multicultural society. Need for government to reflect makeup of society. Recruitment efforts. Aggressive outreach. Recruiting sources. Networking with minority professionals & groups. Advertising on the Internet. Motivating employees to remain on the job. "Soft benefits" (day care, flex time, job sharing etc.).

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"Recruitment and Retention of Minorities in Government

I. Importance of Having Minorities
Represented in Government
Among the government offices and divisions that are aggressively hiring minorities is the United States Department of State. As Eun-Kyung (2001) explains “We represent the United States and we'd like to make sure we have a Foreign Service that looks as much like America as possible. We don't today," (Eun-Kyung, 2001, B4). She also explains that in 2000, 83 percent of all Foreign Service officers were white. Blacks made up 5.6 percent, Hispanics about 4.3 percent, Asians, 3.5 percent and Native Americans made up less than 1 percent. The figures have remained constant in the last several years. In that article, she points out that the State Department plans to hire about 1,500 ..."

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