NORWICH, Conn. — The fast growing casino business of southeast Connecticut has taught the $170 million CorePlus Federal Credit Union a valued personnel lesson in focusing on employee diversity.

Indeed, the result of a two-year internship program is the talk of this city of 37,000 which has witnessed demographic changes marked by the absorption of large numbers of Asian and central American immigrants who now work in two popular casinos, Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun.

"Our board decided a year ago we had to reach out to a very diverse community in new ways to make our citizens feel comfortable in dealing with our staff," said Warren P. Scholl, president/CEO.

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