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April 23, 2014, 1:00 pm
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Alderman Blasts City's Minority Hiring Numbers


Despite Mayor Mike Houston’s pledge to improve diversity in city government hiring, a Springfield alderman says the numbers remain dismal, and unacceptable. 

 

Alderman Gail Simpson says fewer than eight-percent of city employees are minorities… and the percentage of minority supervisors is less than three-percent.  Both percentages are well below the ratio of minorities in the city’s population as a whole. 

 

Houston was absent from Tuesday’s City Council meeting, but Simpson vows to raise the issue with him when he returns.

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