Fair Hiring Matters: Fighting Back Against Black Unemployment In Los Angeles
Fair hiring matters: Fighting back against Black unemployment in Los Angeles
UCLA labor center
LOS ANGELES – Hundreds of people attended a March 21 gathering at the Los Angeles Black Worker Center to celebrate the release of a new report titled “Ready to Work: Uprooting Inequity”. Widening inequality, rising housing costs, and a lack of economic opportunities have led to a Black jobs crisis in the city, according to the report. The report proposes solutions for policymakers, advocates, and community activists to address this crisis of unemployment among Black workers.
This crisis for Black workers, the report says, is the direct result of regressive economic policies and institutionalized racism. Nationwide, manufacturing industries that …