A new City of Guelph report shows the municipality’s workforce is under-represented in four key groups: women, visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.
A May 30 Mercury article about the report — “Guelph making sure hiring is fair to all groups” — further detailed that relative to the availability in the labour market, the city’s employment inclusion was short by 83 visible minorities, 35 women, 14 aboriginal people and 10 persons with disabilities.
This report was released at a time when members of the local immigrant community are concerned that the city is not adequately including immigrants in its workforce, particularly in the Local Immigration Partnership, validating their concerns.
A shortage of 83 visible minorities in what should be a diverse and inclusive workforce is very significant. It should prompt the city to develop a diversity and equity plan…