Diversity Value Case White Paper

Diversity Value Case White Paper

The Road to 2010:
The Business Case for Diversity, Inclusion and Evolving our Culture

Not many years ago it was easy to think of jobs and companies as being confined, based and operating primarily from a single country with clear boundaries. Today countries, companies and jobs are interconnected, fluid and interdependent. Boundaries have disappeared and the static world of yesterday has been replaced by one that is dynamic, and connected.

The view of our workforce and concepts like diversity is undergoing a similar paradigm shift across corporations, as the world changes around us.
Consider just a few U.S. facts:

• 85% of all new entrants into the U.S. workforce are women, people of color or immigrants
• 10,000 people in the U.S. turn age 50 each day. This trend will continue until the year 2014
• 1 in 6 people in the U.S. speaks a language other than English at home
• There are 54 million people with disabilities in the U.S.
• Immigrant populations are becoming a major source of U.S. labor

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