CHICAGO, Ill -- Governor Pat Quinn signed a law Friday creating the Asian-American Employment Plan Advisory Council.
The council will focus on new ways to assist Asian-Americans who are seeking a job within the state government. There will be 11 members of the council who are unpaid for their services.
"Illinois is a place where people of all cultures and backgrounds should feel welcome," Governor Quinn said. "This new employment council will help ensure that Asian-Americans know about and have access to opportunities."
The new law also directs the Department of Central Management Services (CMS) to prepare an Asian-American Employment plan in conjunction with the council.
The report will analyze the percentage of Asian-Americans in the workforce and be submitted to the governor and General Assembly on ways to increase Asian-American representation in the state workforce.