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Fort Bend County updates equal employment opportunity policy

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Fort Bend County is a very diverse county.

In its latest estimates, the Census Bureau reports that 32.5 percent of the county is white non-Hispanic; 21.1 percent is black or African American; 20.8 percent is Asian; and 24.7 percent is Hispanic

In recognition of this diversity, the county has updated its equal employment opportunities policy, thanks in part to the efforts of Commissioner Ken R. DeMerchant.

“This is a huge step in the right direction,” DeMerchant said. “We have opportunity to be an inclusive employer. I hope this will trickle down and be a model for the Great State of Texas, because a more inclusive Fort Bend County is a stronger Fort Bend County.”

According to a news release, Fort Bend County joins the Bexar, Harris and El Paso counties in adopting a more inclusive EEO hiring policy.

The revisions are part of its Human Resource Policy 103 Equal Employment Opportunity

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