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Summer 2004 Vol. 48, Number 2

Workforce diversity: Opportunities in the
melting pot

Diversity in the workforce is a continuing trend. Here are some ways diversity enriches nursing, teaching, and legal occupations and some resources to help you prepare for those careers.

Increasing diversity in the U.S. workforce is a continuing trend. That’s good news for employers and jobseekers alike.

Minorities—including Hispanics or Latinos, blacks or African Americans, and Asians—continue to increase their shares of the labor force. The rates of growth for these groups are projected to be faster than the rate for whites.

This article focuses on three occupations—registered nurses, teachers, and lawyers—to describe how diversity is both a reality and a benefit at work. Each occupational description includes resources about scholarships and other programs for minorities. In addition, a general-information section is provided at the end.

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Last Updated: October 15, 2004