People with Disabilities are among the highest unemployed populations in the United States. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for persons with a disability was 10.5 percent in 2016, about twice that of those with no disability (4.6 percent). As employers, this not only provides a significant opportunity to positively impact the workforce, but also, to positively impact the lives of many highly qualified individuals who are often overlooked.
It's International Women’s Day and we are being called on to #BeBoldForChange. Why, you might ask, is a middle-aged, white male CEO writing about International Women’s Day? The truth is that I believe I am part of the problem, and I’m determined to do something about it.
Recognizing the benefits of a diverse workforce, Norfolk Southern has established employee Diversity and Inclusion Councils in each of its 10 operating divisions. These grassroots councils promote a respectful workplace, contribute to business goals, and maximize employee potential. By the end of 2015, more than 200 employees were serving on the councils.
Last week I had the privilege of attending the fifth annual Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) America meeting. The event brought together nearly 1,000 leaders from business, philanthropy, and government to develop solutions for economic growth, long-term competitiveness, and social mobility in the United States.
We’re in the thick of sustainability reporting season.
For those of you unfamiliar, just picture your actual and/or virtual desktop buried in long drafts, spreadsheets, sticky notes and memos. For my reporting comrades, congratulations on finding your keyboard and a bit of free time.
Black Enterprise Announces 2012 List of 40 Best Companies for Diversity
(3BL Media) Memphis, TN - July 11, 2012 - Today FedEx Corp. joined an elite group of corporations named by Black Enterprise as the “40 Best Companies for Diversity.” This marks the eighth consecutive year that the respected publication has recognized FedEx for its commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Black Enterprise highlighted the company’s strong record in employing a diverse workforce. More than 40 percent of the 225,000 FedEx U.S. domestic team members are ethnic minorities. Overall, minorities comprise 29 percent of management positions.