Magazine article Personnel Journal

Solectron Agrees to Change Discriminatory Employment Processes

Magazine article Personnel Journal

Solectron Agrees to Change Discriminatory Employment Processes

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Milpitas, California-based Solectron Corp. announced in January that it reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) to "make whole" nine minority individuals who had applied for jobs at the electronics concern and were not hired. Solectron is a subcontractor of several major computer manufacturers that hold government contracts.

During a standard audit of Solectron's employment processes (including recruitment, candidate tracking and employment procedures) OFCCP investigators found two deficiencies in Solectron's compliance with federal regulations.

"Deficiency one was that we didn't effectively keep records of people being interviewed and how we match those people up with particular jobs inside Solectron," says Jeff Cox, a company spokesperson. "Deficiency two was that when they interviewed peole at random in our population, they didn't find that people had a very clear understanding of Solectron's affirmative action and EEO programs."

Solectron's deficiency in candidate tracking resulted in its inability to prove that its managers evaluated all qualified candidates. …

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