• 188 - Average number of employees in 2005 (median = 67)

  • 128 - Average number of full-time employees in 2005 (median = 55)

  • 61 - Average number of part-time employees in 2005 (median = 3)

  • 17% - % Average employee turnover for 2007 Inner City 100 vs. 20.2% for US1

Workforce Ethnicity:

  • 55% - White

  • 45% - Minority

Workforce Gender:

  • 50% - Male

  • 50% - Female

Breakdown of Minority Workforce:

  • 19% - Black

  • 17% - Latino

  • 4% - Asian or Pacific Islander

  • 1% - Arab or Middle Eastern

  • 1% - Native American or Indian

  • 1% - Mixed Ethnicity

  • 1% - Other

According to ICIC's State of the Inner City Economies (SICE) project, inner city populations are 81% minority compared to 31% of the population in surrounding metropolitan statistical areas.

Division of Labor:

  • 5% - Senior management

  • 28% - Mid-level / skilled

  • 67% - Rank & file

Inner City 100 Employee Attributes:

31% of all Inner City 100 employees live in the inner city, including 34% of all "rank & file" employees, 28% of all mid-level/skilled employees, and 20% of all senior management. According to ICIC's State of the Inner City Economies project, just 22% of all inner city jobs overall are held by inner-city residents.

  • One in five CEOs said that at least 25% of their employees were immigrants to the United States.

  • 15% said that at least a quarter of their workforce did not speak English as their primary language.

  • 31% of Inner City 100 companies have employed people who have been incarcerated.

Wages & Salaries:

  • $15.22 - Average hourly wage (median = $13.36)

  • $48,126 - Average annual salary (median = $45,600)

ICIC's research shows that in 2003, the average salary for jobs located in the inner city was $39,000, competitive with the average for the rest of metropolitan areas in the US at $41,400.2

Employer Subsidized Benefits:

  1. 99% - Health Plan

  2. 82% - 401k

  3. 66% - Life Insurance

  4. 47% - Disability

  5. 40% - Tuition Reimbursement

Work/Life Programs:

  • 58% - Business Skills Training

  • 47% - Flextime

  • 32% - Telecommuting

  • 32% - Employee Assistance Program

Incentive Benefits:

  • 78% - Bonus Plan

  • 38% - Pay-for-Performance

  • 38% - Profit-Sharing

1Bureau of Labor Statistics data, 2004, http://www.
nobscot.com/survey/
us_voluntary_turnover_0804.cfm

2 State of the Inner City Economies (SOICE), 2003.


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