Octavius V. Catto Memorial, City Hall, Philadelphia, PA. Featured Image
Philadelphia government’s workforce is nearly half Black and overwhelmingly male, while white employees dominate leadership positions, the majority of which females hold.
The Kenney administration released its 2018 Workforce Diversity Profile report on Friday, which gave a snapshot of the racial and ethnic makeup as well as average age and tenure of the city’s full-time, permanent employees, including both civil service and those exempt, serving under Kenney’s jurisdiction.
Overall, a total of 24,717 employee made up the city’s workforce as of June 30, 2018. Excluded from the figures were seasonal and part-time workers, as well as independently elected offices.
Blacks made up the largest share of these employees at 49 percent of the total workforce — an over-representation compared to their city population.