May: Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

May 17, 2009 - by: Diversity Insight 0 COMMENTS

In 1978, a joint congressional resolution established Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week. The first 10 days of May were chosen to coincide with two important milestones in Asian/Pacific American history: the arrival in the United States of the first Japanese immigrants (May 7, 1843) and contributions of Chinese workers to the building of the transcontinental railroad, completed on May 10, 1869. In 1992, Congress expanded the observance to a monthlong celebration. Per a 1997 Office of Management and Budget directive, the Asian or Pacific Islander racial category was separated into two categories: one being Asian and the other Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander.

Here are some facts about each group from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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What are diversity managers paid?

August 18, 2008 - by: Diversity Insight 0 COMMENTS

What are diversity managers paid? A recent Altman Weil Flash Survey of 80 large law firms revealed that the median annual total cash compensation for diversity managers at those organizations is $184,000, up 5.1 percent from 2007. Other findings:
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Americans with Disabilities Act: Statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau

July 21, 2008 - by: Diversity Insight 1 COMMENTS

On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), guaranteeing equal opportunity for people with disabilities in public accommodations, commercial facilities, employment, transportation, state and local government services, and telecommunications. Here are some statistics about America’s disabled population from the U.S. Census Bureau:

  • There are 41.3 million people who have some level of disability. They represent 15 percent of the civilian noninstitutionalized population age five and older.

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Data Points: The Boomers @ 62

February 18, 2008 - by: Diversity Insight 0 COMMENTS

• The majority of Baby Boomers who turn 62 in 2008 plan to retire by age 65.

• The majority of Baby Boomers who are turning 62 this year have been married only once and have 2.4 children; however, only one in five say their children are living at home with them.

• Only 2% of 62 year-olds said they attended the Woodstock Festival in 1969.

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Relevant statistics for today’s diversity executives

January 22, 2008 - by: Diversity Insight 0 COMMENTS
  • 4,901: number of pregnancy discrimination complaints filed with the EEOC in 2006, making it one of the fastest growing types of workplace complaints
  • 99.1 million: amount of sex-based discrimination claims paid to plaintiffs
  • 16: Percentage of female corporate officers at FORTUNE 500 companies
  • 9: Number of female CEOs at FORTUNE 500 companies

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Relevant statistics for today’s diversity executives

January 22, 2008 - by: Celeste Blackburn 0 COMMENTS
  • 4,901: number of pregnancy discrimination complaints filed with the EEOC in 2006, making it one of the fastest growing types of workplace complaints
  • 99.1 million: amount of sex-based discrimination claims paid to plaintiffs
  • 16: Percentage of female corporate officers at FORTUNE 500 companies
  • 9: Number of female CEOs at FORTUNE 500 companies

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