Webcast: Racial equity and inclusion in tech: Can apprenticeships help change hiring practices? – Nov 16

Posted by Brookings on November 15, 2022

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic’s unequal impacts on workers, particularly workers from underserved communities, and the nation’s racial awakening in 2020, CEOs of Netflix, Cisco, and other large technology companies joined on to a major Business Roundtable commitment to racial equity. However, progress toward an equitable tech ecosystem has stalled, and in many respects is regressing. Between 2014 and 2021, there was only a 1% increase in Black representation in large tech companies. Given the tech sector’s recent market downturn—coupled with tech companies’ public struggle to hire, retain, and advance workers of color—new hiring approaches that move beyond corporate responsibility and become sustainably embedded in the core tech business model are urgently needed.

Date and Time: November 16, 2022, 12:00-1:00 PM

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