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Business Equity for Indy launches program to reduce racial inequity in the workforce 

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Business Equity for Indy launched a new program called Inaugural Workforce Pilot that will give small and medium sized companies access to resources that will help them address inequity in the workforce. 

The Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation gave grants to the Indy Chamber Foundation to support Business Equity for Indy’s effort to reduce racial disparities and promote equity within businesses.  

In January 2023, Business Equity for Indy plans to host 19 companies that will participate in a five-stage program. They will also receive guidance from subject matter and technical experts. 

“Filling job openings—particularly with diverse talent—remains one of the most significant challenges facing our members today,” said Taylor Hughes, vice president of policy and strategy for Indy Chamber, in a press release. “Through the BEI Workforce Pilot, companies will be equipped with strategies and resources to develop equitable talent pipelines, enhance inclusive hiring practices, and support the health and wellbeing of a diverse workforce.” 

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