Every accountant knows that the numbers tell the story.Most industry people would agree that having a diverse workforce contributes to the overall growth and prosperity of the accounting firm. Recruiting a diverse workforce, then, makes smart business sense. National studies have shown that over the next 10 years, more than half of those entering the workforce will possess a minority background.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Census Bureau, the projections for entrants coming into the workforce by 2012 will show a dramatic increase in minorities. This emerging group will make up close to half of the U.S. workforce's total entrants (see chart, page 24).

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