|•||Throughout the 1990s, immigrants, women, and minorities will account for 85 percent of the net growth in the labor force.|
|•||By the year 2000, women will account for more than 47 percent of the total workforce, and 61 percent of all American women will be employed.|
|•||By the end of the 1990s, African Americans will make up 12 percent of the labor force; Hispanics, 10 percent; and Asians, Pacific Islanders, and Native Americans, 4 percent. More than 25 percent of the workforce will be comprised of Third World peoples.|
|•||By the year 2000, people aged thirty-five to fifty-four will make up 51 percent of the workforce. But those aged sixteen to twenty-four will decline to about 8 percent.|
"Managing diversity" is fast becoming the corporate watchword of the decade--not because corporations are becoming kinder and gentler toward culturally diverse groups but because they want to survive ( Edwards, 1991). And in order to survive a growing number of U.S. organizations will have to recruit, train, and promote culturally diverse employees. In essence, this is nothing more than developing additional human resources ( Riche, 1991).