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Beshear Blames Economy For Lack Of EEO Progress

By Stephanie Sanders


Louisville, KY – Beshear spoke Thursday to attendees at the Governor's Equal Employment Opportunity Conference. He says his administration's goal is to have at least 52-percent of state employees be women, and 10-percent be a minority. But it hasn't met either of those goals and Beshear says the state's extremely tight budget isn't making it easier.

"Because of the budget, a number of vacant positions continue to go unfilled. We've also had to impose hiring freezes in certain areas. And, many employees, including women and minorities, are retiring."

This is the EEO conference's 23rd year. It convened in Louisville.