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Connections: How can companies create a more diverse workforce?

The Laboratory for Laser Energetics at the University of Rochester is set to double its staff. Recruiters say they are dedicated to improving representation of minority groups among the LLE's workforce. They are hosting an upcoming information session and diversity career fairto help achieve that goal.

This hour, we preview those meetings and have a broader discussion about the steps companies can take to build a diverse workforce. Our guests:

  • Terry Kessler, diversity manager and senior research engineer at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics at the University of Rochester
  • Kevin Beckford, director of staff diversity, equity, and inclusion at the University of Rochester; and member of the Pittsford Town Board
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Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.
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