Why is employment equity important?

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Why is employment equity important?

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Census and other data indicate that member of these four designated groups often experience significant discrimination in employment. For example, they experience higher unemployment, concentration in low status and low paying jobs, and limited opportunities for career advancement. On the other hand, members of these groups constitute an even greater proportion of the labour force. It’s important that the barriers inhibiting their full participation be removed, so that the organization and society as a whole can benefit.