Minneapolis has revised its hiring goals upward to 32 percent, putting it in line with the new hiring goals set by the Minnesota Department of Human Rights.
This article in the Twin Cities Daily Planet outlines the actions taken by Minneapolis. Raising the hiring goals was done specifically with an aim at reducing the employment disparities in our region. A member of Mayor Rybak’s staff was quoted as saying, “The city of Minneapolis as an employer can and should do everything that we can to pull our weight in this effort. It’s not only a moral imperative, it’s an economic imperative.”
We commend the City of Minneapolis and the Minnesota Department of Human Rights for demonstrating a commitment to remedying our region’s unacceptable racial employment disparities and moving Minnesota from worst to first.