Despite the recent attention to workforce diversity, there are widespread misconceptions about the current workforce trends. These misconceptions can adversely affect business and marketing strategies and personnel policies. This article describes recent developments in the U.S. labor force composition and possible future changes. It focuses on nine widespread myths that deal with the extent to which the U.S. labor market – and the U.S. population – are becoming more diverse, with immigrati … Read more »

Despite the recent attention to workforce diversity, there are widespread misconceptions about the current workforce trends. These misconceptions can adversely affect business and marketing strategies and personnel policies. This article describes recent developments in the U.S. labor force composition and possible future changes. It focuses on nine widespread myths associated with the extent to which the U.S. labor market – and the U.S. population – are becoming more diverse, immigration as a source of workforce diversity, and the connections between the economic situation of African Americans and immigration and diversity efforts. Finally, she notes that the real coming “shortage” will be a steady supply of high-quality jobs.
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Judith J. Friedman,
Nancy Ditomaso
Source: California Management Review
24 pages.
Release Date: 1 July 1996. Prod #: CMR064-PDF-ENG
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