Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Shiu: Contractors Have Moral Imperative for Diversity in Hiring

DOL News Brief
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Being a federal contractor is a privilege that comes with the responsibility of providing equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs Director Patricia Shiu delivered this message to the Equal Employment Advisory Council's annual membership meeting on Thursday. Shiu informed the group that, over the last three years, OFCCP has successfully garnered job offers and back wages for tens of thousands of workers. With a focus on pay equity, the agency has changed the way it does business and, in so doing, is helping to close the pay gap for women. "This focus on wage-based discrimination is critical to closing the pay gap, which costs the average working woman about $380,000 over a lifetime of work and is even greater for women of color and women with disabilities," said Shiu.


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