WorkplaceDiversity.com Praises National Urban League's Vision to Put Urban America Back to Work
Leading source and job board for diversity talent applauds League's programs to prepare workforce for jobs in emerging sectors as well as its 12-point plan to restore jobs in urban communities
PARSIPPANY, N.J., July 6, 2011
PARSIPPANY, N.J., July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — WorkplaceDiversity.com, the leading source and job board for diversity talent, reaffirmed today its ongoing support and accolades for the National Urban League's overall vision to put urban America back to work. Today's renewed praise and acknowledgement reflects WorkplaceDiversity.com's ongoing respect for the nation's 100 year old civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment in underserved urban communities. It also reflects the shared commitment of WorkplaceDiversity.com and the National Urban League to get Americans 'back to work' in today's sluggish and uncertain economy. In November 2010, the two organizations announced their partnership in connecting companies, candidates, recruiters, and job opportunities across urban America. This partnership will culminate in the launch of a new job board, UrbanLeagueJobsNetwork, next month at the National Urban League Annual Conference in Boston from July 27-30. UrbanLeagueJobsNetwork.com will provide a one-stop source and central location for employers and job seekers nationwide.
The 2011 National Urban League Annual Conference will feature a host of workshops, keynote speakers, and a career fair. The National Urban League Career Fair will allow job seekers to meet face-to-face with recruiters from top companies looking for employees.
Strategically focused on talent pools of diversity and inclusion initiatives since its founding in 1999, WorkplaceDiversity.com embraces the National Urban League's vision to put America back to work. "An event like National Urban League's Annual Conference is a proactive and innovative measure to help those most profoundly affected by today's economic challenges," says Dan Honig, Chief Operating Officer, WorkplaceDiversity.com. Mr. Honig also notes, "The conference speakers are passionate about making others more aware of the job building need and opportunity before us all at the local and national level."
"The National Urban League has been building momentum as we travel around the nation on our Jobs Rebuild America Tour. This momentum will carry through to this year's annual conference to help empower communities to change lives while considering the broader, disproportionate impact the recession is having and how we can speed its recovery through events like this and through the 12 points in our Jobs Rebuild America plan," said Marc H. Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League.
Endorsed by WorkplaceDiversity.com, the National Urban League's 12-Point Plan, recommends the following for communities across the country:
- Restore the Summer Youth Jobs Program
- Create 100 urban jobs academies
- Develop a national public-private jobs initiative
- Boost minority participation in information technology and communications industries
- Reform, revise and reauthorize the federal Workforce Investment Act
- Create Green Empowerment Zones
- Expand small business lending
- Initiate tax reform
- Establish and promote multilateral international trade policies
- Enact the Urban Jobs Act
- Create an Urban Homesteading Program
- Fund direct job creation
While emphasizing its 12 Point Plan, the National Urban League also hosts live online web chats about the national's Employment Report the first Friday of every month, calling attention to upcoming job tours, as well as to the many resources available on the websites of the National Urban League, WorkplaceDiversity.com, UrbanLeagueJobsNetwork.com IamEmpowered.com: www.nul.org, www.workplacediversity.com, www.urbanleaguejobsnetwork.com, and www.iamempowered.com.
The National Urban League is currently celebrating 100 years of civil rights. Lead by the highly respected Marc H. Morial, the National Urban League's services more than 100 National Urban League affiliates in 36 states and the District of Columbia, providing direct services that impact, improve, and empower the lives of more than 2 million people nationwide.
WorkplaceDiversity.com is the source for diversity talent. The first career web site for companies that want to recruit experienced diversity candidates, it combines leading technology with diversity and career information from over 2,500 sources. Founded in 1999, the web-based community links candidates and employers across many industries, and combines leading technology with diversity and career information from over 2,500 sources. WorkplaceDiversity.com enables experienced diversity talent to find open positions at companies that support diversity, and to obtain information and resources that will help them attain their career goals. For more information, visit www.WorkplaceDiversity.com.
About National Urban League
National Urban League is a historic civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment in order to elevate the standard of living in historically underserved urban communities. Founded in 1910 and headquartered in New York City, the National Urban League spearheads the efforts of its local affiliates through the development of programs, public policy research and advocacy. Today, there are more than 100 local affiliates in 36 states and the District of Columbia, providing direct services that impact and improve the lives of more than 2 million people nationwide. For more information, visit www.nul.org. To register for the National Urban League's upcoming annual conference in Boston, click here.
UrbanLeagueJobsNetwork.com is the official job board for the National Urban League. Its mission is to bring qualified, diverse candidates to employers and companies with diversity and inclusion initiatives at the forefront. For more information, visit www.urbanleaguejobsnetwork.com.