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Affirmative Action Partnership with HudsonMann

Washington, DC May 5, 2006

The Diversity Training Group, the premier provider of comprehensive diversity strategy, consulting and training and harassment prevention training and support, has formed a strategic alliance with HudsonMann Inc., a leader in Affirmative Action training and outsourcing, the companies announced today. Under the alliance, the companies' Diversity and Affirmative Action services will be offered jointly to current and future clientele. DTG and HudsonMann represent over 25 years of experience as leaders in their fields. Mauricio Velásquez, President and CEO of DTG noted, “We are just stronger and better firms standing together than apart - HudsonMann is a leader in their side of the industry and DTG is a leader in our side of the industry. Both firms add tremendous value to each other and our clients.”

Combined service offerings will be developed over the next few months and introduced at the National SHRM Show taking place June 25th through 27th in Washington, DC. Additional information will be made available at HudsonMann's Annual Client Seminar that takes place October 26th and 27th in Charleston, SC. "Our clients in the HR community have expressed a need to bridge the gap between Affirmative Action compliance and Diversity as a good business practice," said Sherry Rest, Director of Client Services for HudsonMann. "Tapping into DTG's expertise and energy on the subject of diversity is a natural fit for us and the needs of our clients.”

DTG has specialized in the planning, design, and implementation of organization-wide diversity and mentoring training initiatives since its founding in 1996. DTG has trained over 400,000 professionals from a variety of well-recognized and respected companies, including: British Petroleum, Hewlett-Packard, KPMG, and the United States Coast Guard.

In the past 15 years since its conception by Joe Hudson, founder and CEO, HudsonMann has been a trailblazer in Affirmative Action solutions. HudsonMann supports clients in all 50 states and Puerto Rico including such notable companies as Abbott Laboratories, General Electric, Mohawk Industries, and NCR.

The Diversity Training Group,, in business for over ten years, continues to act as an innovator and leader in organizational improvement. DTG features lively, interactive and results-driven workshops; comprehensive solutions; and realistic, proven methods for organizational change. Mauricio A. Velásquez , the President and Founder of DTG and the DTG team of consultant-trainers, serve as executive coaches, mentoring trainers, and expert witnesses, and assist organizations with diversity marketing, selling and customer service. Mr. Velásquez is a nationally recognized author, speaker, consultant and commentator appearing in local, regional, and national publications, television, and radio including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Managing Diversity Newsletter, Diversity and The Bar, Franchising World, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Hispanic Today, and U.S. Today - a local Washington, D.C., news program.

HudsonMann Inc.,, is a Human Resources Enterprise that provides training, consulting services, and outsourcing to the HR community. HudsonMann provides Human Resources support and software solutions for clients all over the United States. HudsonMann is committed to helping HR departments succeed in today's dynamic environment. HudsonMann has been consistently recognized for its leadership in HR Outsourcing and Affirmative Action. In 2005 Neil Dickinson, President of HudsonMann, was awarded by the Charleston Regional Business Journal as a community and business leader in their annual Forty under 40 awards.

For more information, please contact: Sherry Rest, HudsonMann, Director of Client Services,; or Suzy Carpenter, Diversity Training Group, Director of Operations,