How Turner Construction Company is bringing minorities into the workforce

by Patrick Johnson via LinkedIn

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Here in the city of Memphis, minority unemployment is an old problem. Since the 1990s, we have been a majority-minority city, with a population that’s about 63 percent black. Roughly 43 percent of Memphis-area small businesses are black-owned. Yet, those and other minority-owned businesses only account for 0.9 percent of total sales, according to U.S. Census data.