NAAAP and Diversity
Over the last decade or two, as economies became more global through international trade, companies began embarking on international markets in an effort to increase their sales of goods and services.
As more minorities began entering the corporate workforce, the demographics of the workforce began to change as well. In the beginning, minorities had to overcome obstacles to get certain jobs or were denied certain positions due to ill-placed perceptions placed upon them. However, as the realization that global sales began to comprise a growing percentage of overall gross revenue then did the value of diversity was first realized.
When it came down to doing business with Asian countries, multinational companies began looking into their own employee base for assistance. In the beginning, there weren’t many Asian Americans that companies could find which then lead to the need to hire more Asian Americans who were bi-lingual in English and an Asian language.
As more Asian Americans, whose culture embraces education, began graduating with more and more degrees, only did Asian Americans became a sought after in the workforce.