has responded to allegations that it discriminates against Asians in its hiring process by claiming the methodology used by the U.S. Department of Labor is incorrect, among other things. The company was accused in September of systematically rejecting Asian applicants in the resume screening and telephone interview phases even when they were as qualified as white applicants. Palantir lodged a response to the allegations on Friday, according to Forbes, claiming that no discrimination took place and that the Labor Departments statistical analysis is faulty because the suit addressed only three out of 44 jobs Palantir hired employees for within the analysis period. Further, the company claims that the analysis counted all resumes submitted, including unsolicited applications from sites like Craigslist, even if they were from people without skills required for the job. The company went on to note that 36 percent of those eventually hired across all the job openings studied by the Labor Department were Asian, a rate higher than that of the percentage of qualified employees in the labor market.Overall, Palantir said that 37 percent of its product engineering team and 25 percent of its total workforce is Asian, meaning that Asian employees were over represented in the company. Of note, Asian people only make up 4.5 percent of the overall population in the United States according to figures from the 2010 census. Faulty data While an over-representation of Asian workers in the company as a whole does not rule out discrimination in the three jobs studied by the Department of Labor, the question of the use of three positions out of 44 studied does suggest selective use of figures.A random selection does also not necessarily apply when accessing job applicants, as The Daily Caller rightly points out :Palantir does not select its employees based on random chance. Who does? Does the Labor Department randomly select its employees out of everyone who applied and met the minimum qualifications?
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safety tips Church Hill United Methodist Church, 189 Church Hill-Hubbard Road, Liberty, sponsored a Safety Day for Kids that covered safety measures relating to: Auto safety: Tips include never playing around a vehicle or playing hide-and-seek in the trunk, stay quiet so you dont distract the driver, adults should always walk around a car before getting in and be careful around power windows with hands and heads. Golf safety: Tips include warming up with stretches to avoid strain, making sure spectators wont get hit by a swing of the club, yelling out fore to alert golfers youre hitting the ball, watching the weather especially lighting, keeping limbs inside a golf cart while in motion and observing good golf etiquette. read what he saidTool safety: Tips include wearing eye protection, tying back long hair, wearing closed-toe shoes, never running with tools and sweeping up sawdust to prevent falls. Infant/toddler: Tips include keeping small parts of toys away to prevent ingesting and choking, keeping medicines and cleaning products in locked or out-of-reach cabinets and having Poison Prevention Hotline, 800-222-1222, available. Around the house, mount flat-screeen TVs to wall or furniture to prevent toppling, never leave hot curling iron unattended, and since children like to climb, anchor furniture. Teach children who to call in an emergency 911 and what information they should give. Other: Church Hill UMC offers Kings Kids Club, a free program, from 4:45 to 7 p.m. SourceWednesdays for children in preschool to fifth grade. Activities include music, Bible class, crafts, games and dinner. Youth group is geared to sixth through 12th grades.
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