Medical Temporaries and its staff share the pain, anger and sadness felt by so many Americans following the tragic killing of George Floyd. Brutality and racism have no place in America, or anywhere else in the world.
As a partner of the American Staffing Association, we will work with their IDEA group to promote Inclusion, Diversity, Equality and Advocacy in the workplace and our community. We will evaluate our own practices, have open conversations, welcome ideas and will work to make a difference.
We believe in the words of Maya Angelou, “We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color.”
It is time for changes to be made and we must all be part of that change. As we think about ways to make a difference we must explore options that will change our thoughts in our homes, at work, and in our communities but most importantly, in our hearts. Being able to live without fear and being treated with dignity, decency, and respect are fundamental human rights.
We join Richard Wahlquist, President and CEO of the American Staffing Association, in his statement, “As the employers of 16 million individuals annually of all races, ethnicities, genders, religions, sexual orientations, nationalities, and backgrounds, the staffing industry is committed to continuing to promote inclusion; diversity; and fair, unbiased opportunities for all American workers. And ASA supports the efforts of those who seek to raise awareness and achieve reforms that can lead to a society where all persons are truly treated equally, impartially, and without prejudice or discrimination.
America needs to come together. America needs to change. America needs to heal. With the support and guidance of the ASA inclusion, diversity, equity, and advocacy (IDEA) group and its board of directors, the association is committed to working with business and community leaders as well as government officials to be part of the dialogue to end systemic racism and support sustainable change, unity, and equity for all.”