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Driving an Equitable Recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented economic crisis impacting tens of millions of people, devastating families across our country and exacerbating existing inequities in the labor market.

Some people have been affected much more deeply than others — in particular, people of color, women, those working low-wage jobs and those without a bachelor’s degree.

As the economy recovers, there must be a focus be on reducing employment and earnings disparities across gender, racial, and education.

Creating a more equitable labor market is a core focus of the Alliance and we are prioritizing racial equity in the following ways:

  • We are partnering with organizations that are representative of and serve the Black and Latino communities including the National Urban League and UnidosUS.
  • Across all of our regional locations we are aiming to make sure that our work reaches Black and Latino populations and are tracking our progress.
  • We are explicitly addressing racial bias in hiring through our training and tools for employers.
  • We are helping businesses adopt a skills-based approach to enable employers to reduce biases in their talent processes.

Opening Opportunities to Economic Mobility

By looking at the job histories of 29 million people, the Alliance has identified a suite of jobs where people without a degree are able to succeed if we provide the necessary support to help them move into - and be successful in - these roles.

The data shows that many workers from low-wage roles have developed the experience necessary to be successful in higher-skilled, good jobs and to continue to progress to better roles in our changing digital economy. This work underpins our approach to driving an equitable recovery and helping more workers to access better jobs.