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EEOC Looks to Hire Hundreds of Full-Time Employees, Chair Says

April 8, 2021, 5:47 PM

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission aims to hire 450 staff members to “rebuild” its workforce as part of a push to address systemic discrimination in the workplace.

EEOC Chair Charlotte Burrows announced the “agency-wide” hiring goal on Thursday during an American Bar Association event and said it was meant to ensure the civil rights agency as an “institution is as strong as it possibly can be.”

Authorizing the hiring of new EEOC employees was among Burrows’ first actions after being appointed to the agency’s top role by President Joe Biden, she said.

The agency’s staffing levels have consistently trended...

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