The Robert L Johnson Companies has created a new website aimed at expanding corporate opportunities for minorities as potential employees and suppliers. Robert Johnson received approximately $1 billion dollars from the sale of Black Entertainment Television to Viacom in 1991.
The site has two purposes: 1) to serve as the preeminent site to link linking corporate purchasing managers to minority suppliers and 2) to network together corporate recruiters looking for minority talent and potential employees.
The website was announced by Mr. Johnson during the national press club newsmakers event held on February 1st, 2012.
Notably, during his new conference, he discuss one of his proposals to expand corporate leadership positions. He is asking that large companies voluntarily interview one minority candidate for each open position.
Here is the press release.
Here is the link to the RLJ Companies. The website is interesting because you can see his portfolio of businesses including the Charlotte Bobcats, real estate, resort, film, automotive sales and finance companies.
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