Non-Traditional Talent Pools
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Individuals with disabilities: It is important not make assumptions about an individual's capabilities, an employer can reach out and partner with local disability organizations and work with vocational rehabilitation services to provide a supportive and inclusive environment. BAC is a great example of an amazing agency that trains and provides work experience for adults with disabilities
Returning citizens: Formerly incarcerated individuals often face significant barriers to employment, but many have valuable skills and experiences that can be an asset to an organization. Employers can partner with reentry programs, have open and honest conversations about an individual's background, and provide training and support to help returning citizens succeed in the workplace.
Older workers: Older workers bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the workplace, but are often underrepresented in certain industries. Employers can work to create age-diverse teams, provide flexible work arrangements, and invest in ongoing training and development opportunities to support older workers.
Military veterans: Veterans often have transferable skills, leadership experience, and a strong work ethic. Employers can partner with veteran organizations, recognize military skills and training, and provide support for veterans as they transition to civilian life.
Immigrants and refugees: Immigrants and refugees bring unique skills, cultural perspectives, and a diverse set of experiences to the workplace. Florida Manufacturers can partner with immigrant-serving organizations, such as Church World Services to provide language and cultural training, and help employees navigate the challenges of working in a new country.
Women in male-dominated industries: While women make up about 47% of the total workforce, they only make up about 30% percent of the 15.8 million people employed in manufacturing industries, and only 1 in 4 manufacturing leaders are women. Employers can work to create a more inclusive and supportive environment, provide mentorship and leadership opportunities, and promote gender diversity throughout the organization.