Employment and Staffing Labor Force Demographics Essays

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Running Head: LABOR FORCE DEMOGRAPHICS

Professional Development Activity: Understanding Labor Force Demographics
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Unit One: Labor Force Demographics Labor force demographics and future projections play a significant role in the way human resource (HR) professionals and firms guide their recruiting and hiring efforts. Projections by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2010) indicate the racial/ethnic workforce will continue to shift. Analyzing the internal and external demographics can potentially prevent a company from experiencing labor shortages, discrimination, and inappropriate behaviors. According to the chart below, the white labor force is expected to have
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|0.72 |0.69 |0.67 |0.64 |
|Women |0.95 |0.85 |0.82 |0.81 |0.79 |
|White |0.63 |0.53 |0.50 |0.50 |0.47 |
|White Male |0.57 |0.47 |0.45 |0.44 |0.41 |
|White Female |0.69 |0.59 |0.56 |0.55 |0.54 |
|Total Black |1.36 |1.28 |1.21 |1.15 |1.07 |
|Black Male |1.37 |1.28 |1.20 |1.13 |1.02 |
|Black Female |1.35 |1.28 |1.22 |1.17 |1.11 |
|Total Asian |2.72 |2.65 |2.65 |2.62 |2.57 |
|Asian Male |2.72 |2.62 |2.63 |2.56 |2.47 |
|Asian Female |2.69 |2.67 |2.71 |2.69 |2.64 |
|Total Hispanic |3.23 |3.17 |3.11 |3.06 |2.99 |
|Hispanic Male |3.03 |2.98 |2.92
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