Diversity and Inclusion: Not Just A Workplace Issue

June 1, 2012

The revolving door conundrum remains a challenge for many organizations even in today’s sluggish economic environment. The problem, however, is not the province of employers solely but a challenge for geographic regions as well. The common refrain “the war for talent” that organizational leaders used during the first decade of the 21st century is also Read More

The Next Page / At home in Pittsburgh: Three immigrant stories

May 29, 2012

They’re new in town. How’s it going? • Several Pittsburgh non-profits are grappling with the disparate needs of international arrivals. For professionals with multiple degrees, a job for a trailing spouse or a connection to the high-tech community cements the bond. For economic migrants, a micro-loan can aid a new business. For refugees, social services Read More

Convention empowers attendees

May 2, 2012

If knowledge was money the 250 participants that attended the activities during the Talk Magazine Pennsylvania African-American Network Convention would be rich. “There is a lot of information being shared here,” expressed co-organizer Roxanne Sewell. “It is your responsibility to take it back to your communities, organizations and churches to empower the people.” She stressed Read More

Pittsburgh organizations aim to lend helping hand to new arrivals

March 30, 2012

While the barriers for refugees looking to enter the job market are many, several Pittsburgh organizations are lending a helping hand. In the first months after they arrive, refugees often work with their resettlement agencies to prepare their resumes — many of them doing this for the first time. With some things inevitably lost in Read More

Local corporations invest in minority networking

March 29, 2012

While the economic recovery has taken the nation’s overall unemployment rate from double digits at the height of the recession to 8.3 percent in February, it may as well be 2008 all over again for Hispanics facing 10.7 percent unemployment and African-Americans facing 14.1 percent. Robert L. Johnson, founder of Black Entertainment Television and chairman Read More

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