NJ business leaders attend conference on achieving workplace diversity

Some companies in New Jersey are finding their goal of building a diverse workplace is hard to achieve. Some say it is due to the limited number of minorities with a college degree. At a conference in New Brunswick on corporate diversity Friday, New Jersey business leaders said they are concerned that schools aren't supplying enough qualified minorities. Of the high school graduates in New Jersey who go on to college, 67 percent are white, 13 percent African-American, 10 percent Latino and 8 percent are Asian. Kathy Bowman-Williams, of human resources at Verizon, said while nearly one third of the companys employees are a race other than white, it's a myth that corporate diversity is just about ethnicity. Bowman-Williams said diversity also includes age, sexual orientation, background and other factors. All of which, she says, help the company sell to different types of people.

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