by Kay Foley
Originally published: May 1, 2017
Many Nevada businesses are making an effort to hire a diverse workforce: people of different races, age groups, national origins, backgrounds and religions. Some are interested in hiring workers with disabilities and in giving women a chance to compete for typically male-dominated jobs. The impetus for these initiatives may come from recognizing that federal and state laws prohibit businesses from discriminating against anyone in what they describe as a “protected class.” However, once businesses begin to diversify their workforce and include many types of employees, they are discovering that the practice has many benefits, not only for their workers, but also for the company’s bottom line.