BPEP is calling on leaders to create a game plan. Stevens said one such plan has already been outlined and calls for area businesses to consider black candidates for all job openings, accept applications from candidates with criminal histories and take action to diversify the workforce.
The report was done at the request of the mayor's office.
A spokesman gave WPXI the following statement:
"Mayor Peduto thanks Mr. Stevens for his attention to his report, which was issued by the City's Gender Equity Commission. Pittsburgh has already implemented his requests for a Rooney Rule and ban the box efforts, and regularly works with the Corporate Equity and Inclusion Roundtable."
There are three more studies to be conducted.