Multicultural Markets and Strategies
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 10:00 - 11:00 EST
Historically, Maine has overlooked the importance of attracting and keeping People of Color in Maine. No longer can the state fail to see its most vital resource--its people. Attention to these growing populations is crucial to our existence and economy, for without this growth, our small towns, businesses, and way of life will not be sustainable. Maine has the oldest population, and it has the second lowest birthrate in the nation. Our workforce and school-age populations are shrinking. In 2020, one in five Mainers is over the age of 65, and notably, we now have more people who are aging out of the workforce--with fewer to replace them. We need an additional 75,000 workers in the next decade to sustain Maine’s economy and workforce.
According to the 2020 US Census projections, there are almost 132,000 People of Color in Maine. DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) is more important to Maine than ever because this population is critical to our workforce and economy. DEI is also important to Maine businesses doing business in the US. The nation is now more multicultural in our history, and I will discuss why it is important to recruit, hire, retain, research, and reach out to people of color in Maine and beyond.
The webinar is free, all you need to do is register. Join us on Wednesday, September 29th, 2021, at 10 A.M. for this free webinar.
This will be held virtually on Zoom. A link to participate will be sent with your email confirmation.