City workforce diversity back in spotlight
Longview (Longview News-Journal) — Three years after establishing goals for diversity in its workforce, the City of Longview still has work to do.
According to a recent report, there has been improvement in many areas since the city established its Workforce Diversity Plan in 2010. But several job categories still fail to reflect what human resources officials consider an appropriate level of diversity relative to diversity in the workforce.
“I just think we are beginning to make diversity more of a way of business, something we don’t think about anymore, but something we do naturally,” said Karri Hyko, the city’s director of human resources, who presented the report to City Council members earlier this month.
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