A new law creates the Asian-American Employment Plan Advisory Council. The council will focus on ways to encourage and assist Asian-Americans seeking employment in state government. “Illinois is a place where people of all cultures and backgrounds should feel welcome,” said Gov. Pat Quinn who signed the bill into law Friday.
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“This new employment council will help ensure that Asian-Americans know about and have access to opportunities.” Specifically, the council will study the barriers Asian-Americans who seek state employment face and propose solutions. The unpaid 11-member council will be appointed by the governor. Under the new law, the state will prepare an Asian-American employment plan and analyze Asian-American employment in all levels of state government. Asian-Americans make up 5 percent of the state’s population but only 2.5 percent of state employees.