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Insight: Race/Ethnicity in the Wasatch Front Labor Force: An Equal Employment Opportunity Analysis

By: Emily Harris

State and local governments are required to submit an annual demographic analysis of their workforce to ensure that they are compliant with the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Act. Federal law prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, sex, race, sexual orientation, disability, and more, and applies to personnel functions including hiring, compensation, promotions, and termination.[1] Most public and private organizations with over 15 employees are required to follow these federally mandated EEO practices. Employers that embrace and ensure these EEO policies are more likely to have quicker talent recruitment, higher retention, and better overall employee satisfaction.

We produce annual updates of an EEO analysis of the Wasatch Front Labor Force (Salt Lake, Davis, Summit, Tooele, Utah, and Weber counties) for Salt Lake City Corporation.

Our regional labor market analysis provides help for employers, not just Salt Lake City government, in understanding how their current