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More Focus on Minority Hiring

(La Porte County, IN) - More minorities could be hired by La Porte County government in the future.  There’s a proposal to hire a full time staff member to make sure minorities are equally represented in the workforce and any job related complaints based on race are thoroughly investigated.


The hiring of an Equal Employment Opportunity Officer has already been approved by the La Porte County Commissioners.  La Porte County Commission president Rich Mrozinski said the new position would be part of the Human Resources Department which is too short staffed to give EEO related tasks adequate enough attention.  “They’re overworked.  They need help,” he said.


Mrozinski said the effort to hire more minorities is already there but job openings when posted don’t receive much response from a diversity standpoint.  He said a full time EEO person might be able to reach out in other ways so minorities know about job openings and encourage them to apply.


The La Porte County Council is expected to take a final vote on the proposed hiring at its next meeting on Monday.  

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