Feds miss minority hiring targets

Nova Scotia senator says racism is to blame
By David Brown
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 06/29/2004

The federal government is having problems meeting visible minority hiring objectives while meeting targets for women, Aboriginal and disabled peoples.

In its annual update on employment equity initiatives released in March, the federal government conceded that efforts to recruit more visible minorities into the public service are falling short, though targets for other designated groups (Aboriginal people, women and people with disabilities) are being met.