by Ray Hayes
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is looking to add more diversity to its workforce. Like most of America (and the world for that matter), diversity seems to be the overreaching theme for employment growth. The FBI is seeking to join this movement through its recent sponsored recruiting events aimed at attracting candidates from diverse background.
Back in January of 2017, the city of Houston played host to one of these recruiting events. Although this is our first time talking about the FBI and their diversity initiative, according to the national their website the agency’s focus on diversity has been a focal point since last year. “The FBI’s Diversity Agent Recruitment Program began in 2016 with an event in Washington, D.C., that attracted several hundred potential special agents from diverse backgrounds.”
The FBI is looking to be different and at the end of the day, diversity makes the federal agency more marketable and allows it to grow .
Special Agent Perrye K. Turner said it best, “That [diversity] makes us stronger and more effective as an organization.”