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Mind the gap: managing multiple generations

Diversity issues in the workplace have existed for decades. It isn’t uncommon to associate diversity with ethnicity, religion or gender. Workplace diversity, however, encompasses additional characteristics, such as age, tenure, experience, education and work styles. Corporate America is faced with balancing all types of diversity, but it has reached historic precedence when it comes to… Continue Reading Mind the gap: managing multiple generations

AFA wins higher-ed diversity award

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The Air Force Academy received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award from Insight magazine. Insight is one of the oldest diversity-focused publications in higher education. The award honors colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. The academy will be featured, along with 47 other recipients, in Insight’s December issue.… Continue Reading AFA wins higher-ed diversity award

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Diversity Forum awards: Stories and photos

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The Colorado Springs Diversity Forum and the Colorado Springs Business Journal honored six local organizations yesterday that promote diversity and inclusion through their business and civic engagement. This year’s awardees are: For-Profit HealthSouth Rehabilitation Kaiser Permanente Nonprofit Citizens Project Colorado Springs Conservatory Pikes Peak Library District USA swimming Click here to view the Diversity Awards… Continue Reading Diversity Forum awards: Stories and photos

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More than 400 community and business leaders attended last night’s mayoral forum to hear candidates’ views about topics that ranged from Colorado Springs’ image to economic development. Continue Reading Mayoral candidates sound off about city image, taxes, diversity (with video)

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Blue Star Recyclers puts disabled to work

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By Dennis Huspeni To anyone else, the huge pile of old computers stacked at Blue Star Recyclers looks like trash. But Bill Morris sees something else in that jumbled pile — jobs. And the bigger Morris can make that pile, the more jobs Blue Star can create. “That’s our mission statement,” said Morris, Blue Star’s… Continue Reading Blue Star Recyclers puts disabled to work

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Recession meant cuts to diversity programs

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The economic slowdown meant less spending on diversity programs at area corporations. Diversity remains important to many of these companies, but efforts are more “targeted,” or “streamlined,” and their recruiters are trying to make better use of the Internet rather than, say, attending or hosting job fairs for minorities. The effect shows up clearly in… Continue Reading Recession meant cuts to diversity programs

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Immigrant-rights advocates welcomed a federal judge’s decision last month to temporarily block Arizona’s immigration law. But the ruling appears to have only strengthened the resolve of anti-immigration forces to pass similar legislation in Colorado and elsewhere. The legislation, blocked by the judge before it could go into effect, would have given law enforcement sweeping new… Continue Reading Colo. lawmakers likely to introduce immigration reforms

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Eric Austin Attard has been the executive director of the Pikes Peak Gay & Lesbian Community Center since May. He’s also busy working on a master’s in marriage and family counseling. The Springs has a reputation for being intolerant. What’s your take? I think where you immerse yourself is vital to that question. A lot… Continue Reading Attard: Working to build cohesion amid diversity

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Minority chambers turn to collaboration

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The late 1980s and early 1990s were watershed years for minority chambers in Colorado Springs. Those were the years when Hispanic, black and women business leaders set out to establish their own independent chambers. The Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber felt that women needed more networking and business-training opportunities specifically aimed at advancing women-owned businesses. Black… Continue Reading Minority chambers turn to collaboration

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How about this for multiculturalism? Mother born in Casablanca, Morocco; father hails from Bucharest, Romania. Birthplace of their progeny? Israel. That would be me, which makes me a crossbreed of sorts. While both of my parents are of Jewish extract, they came from such vastly different parts of the world, their union was scorned by… Continue Reading Diversity and inclusion: Critical to region’s vitality

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