Based on the American Community Survey (2006-2010), which is a census survey of approximately two million United States households each year, the U.S. Census Bureau has developed a set of 107 tables detailing the Nation’s workforce by race, Hispanic origin, sex, U.S. citizenship, occupation/industry, age, median earnings, level of education, and unemployment status. Particularly useful is the fact that the tables are searchable by a variety of criteria. From these tables, workforce development professionals and educators can assess existing levels of diversity by occupation and geographical location and can determine trends (positive and otherwise) in the workforce as we continue to move forward. The tables are due to be rolled out by the end of 2012. Go to http://www.census.gov/people/eeotabulation/data/eeoupcoming.html for more information.

About the author.

Seena Foster, award winning civil rights author and Partner of the discrimination consulting firm, Title VI Consulting, LLP in Alexandria, Virginia, provides expertise and guidance in the areas of compliance and civil rights investigations to state and local governments, colleges and universities, private companies, and non-profit organizations. To that end, she offers one hour Webinars, full-day and half-day in-person training sessions, and mediation services addressing a variety of types of discrimination such as racial discrimination, sex discrimination, disability discrimination, age discrimination, and religious discrimination. The federal law on discrimination is complex and affects our workplaces as well as the delivery of our federally funded programs and activities. Her book, Civil Rights Investigations Under the Workforce Investment Act and Other Title VI Related Laws: From Intake to Final Determination, has been described as an “eye-opening” reading experience and a “stand-alone” training resource. Ms. Foster’s resources and materials are designed to support the work of civil rights and discrimination professionals in the public and private sectors. You may contact her through www.titleviconsulting.com.