Diversity in the Workforce

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Women account for 50.5 percent of the population of the United States, but across the country, that number is not reflected in boardrooms, which are only 12 percent female. In Pittsburgh that number is a little higher, hovering now at 17.5 percent. Despite the evidence that diverse boards make for stronger companies, corporate culture has been slow to change

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Mayor Bill Peduto signed a pair of executive orders Tuesday meant to increase local minority hires in municipal construction.

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In an effort to have a more diverse workforce, the City of Pittsburgh is increasing its recruitment for people with physical and development disabilities.