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Stories with subject: Workplace diversity
  • Twitter sets modest goals to diversity its workforce 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 5:58 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter is setting modest goals to diversify its workforce while it fights a proposed class-action lawsuit that says the online messaging service discriminates against its female employees.

  • At 150, FDNY is increasing diversity, with some hurdles story has photos
    Updated: Aug-22-15 12:23 pm

    NEW YORK - With a ladder truck, a rescue demonstration and a chance for children to spray a fire hose, a Harlem block party this month honored the 150-year history of the nation's largest fire department. But the recruitment table was there to help shape a changing future.

  • Utah public school teachers less diverse than student body 
    Updated: Aug-22-15 11:17 am

    SALT LAKE CITY - Utah's public school teachers are less diverse than the students they teach, according to a review of state data. While 1 in 4 students is part of a racial or ethnic minority group, fewer than one in 10 teachers fit that description.

  • Portland considering 'Rooney Rule' to increase diversity 
    Updated: Aug-17-15 1:46 pm

    PORTLAND, Oregon - Concerned about diversity in its top ranks, the city of Portland will propose hiring tweaks aimed at recruiting more minorities.

  • Apple more than doubles hiring of women and minorities 
    Updated: Aug-13-15 8:07 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO - Apple says it more than doubled the numbers of women, blacks and Hispanics hired in the last year, although that barely moved the needle in terms of improving the diversity of its total workforce.

  • Symantec adapts when transgender employees come out 
    Updated: Aug-08-15 1:22 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Oregon - Meetings at Symantec's Springfield campus tend to revolve around technical issues, so when Cass Averill asked his boss for a sit down six years ago, the manager assumed they'd be talking about systems or software.

  • Partnership aims to expand diversity in field of medicine story has photos
    Updated: Aug-08-15 12:07 pm

    ROANOKE, Virginia - Two rising Hampton University juniors have already been guaranteed admission to the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, a year ahead of when most of their peers will even start applying.

  • School report: Illinois players' allegations unfounded story has photos
    Updated: Aug-03-15 6:34 pm

    CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - Former University of Illinois women's basketball players' allegations of racially motivated mistreatment were unfounded, investigators hired by the school concluded in a report released Monday that also found that one former assistant coach "treated players harshly."