Efp1 Task 2 Essay

3352 Words Dec 26th, 2014 14 Pages
Improving Communication and
Diversity at Huzzah Valley

Kaitlynne Forbes

Western Governors University

A. Introduction/Abstract
Due to our ever changing culture and diversity, the United States has become commonly referred to as the “melting pot.” Every day this country is becoming more and more diverse and acceptant of other cultures. This is becoming more and more prominent in the workforce as well. Not only are people from all around the globe able find work in the United States, but women are also becoming more dominant in the workforce. Although there is still a lot of speculation as to whether or not women and men are getting equal treatment and pay, many women today are finding themselves suffering from little to no
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Though the wage gap between men and women narrowed quite drastically in the 80s and 90s, it has decelerated in the recent years (Cronin, 2013). The gap between men and women’s pay is continuing to slowly decrease, but it is obvious that women still have quite a way to go. This trend is also reflected within our company because we provide a wide variety of jobs to both men and women. Throughout my time at Huzzah Valley, I have been able to work alongside both men and women and I believe the equalization between the sexes has made our company stronger, more diverse, and more organized.

The final demographic change that I would like to discuss is that of the aging population. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, between the years of 1997 and 2007, the employment of workers aged 65 and older increased by an incredible 101%. The number of men employed over the age of 65 increased by 75% and the number of women working over 65 increased by nearly twice as much at an astounding 147% (Older Workers, 2008). Studies show that the number of people working over 65 has increased by a third since 2010; this means that one in ten people over 65 is still working. Ever since, the number of older workers in the labor force has been steadily increasing. While some of these people continue working because they have to, the majority of them choose to remain in the work force because they enjoy it (One in Ten People Now Work, 2013). I believe

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