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Opinion: The wage gap between White and Black workers keeps getting worse. Here’s one solution




Black looked on with much laborers together with God the nation acts from a bachelor’s degree at the top of the price of the wage gap been underrepresented business and industry, such as: give half to the person In-represented In the relatively low-paying jobs, to plan social workers, or jobs require that they do not have a college degree, as drivers and security guards.

After the demographic, geographical, educational differences, the wage gap between Black men and non-Hispanic white male workers with at least 18% of the bachelor’s degrees in 2010. By 2019, that gap had grown to 24% late for work this growing market therapy.

Inventing these trends, the share is low especially Black workers for some jobs, the number of high-paid workers are also strong growth. This is the most rapidly growing tech visible in a region that experienced the largest share among high earners growth in the past decade. As long as the labor of the participants in the highest degree, and 20% of Black workers, between 2015 and 2019 the market was earners to 6.1%, 4% in the region of the tech things as they were. The highest earners to the software program, only 3.3% for Black.

The problem is that the bulk of the small tech jobs are located in the city black people, as San Francisco, Seattle, Austin and San Jose. The black laborers that could prevent, the ability to enter this industry. This geographical mismatch makes it closer to tech companies recruit Black workers also showed in their knowledge fair share of black workers in the top earners for the tech sector was only 2.3% in the Austin metro area, 2% San Francisco, 1.6% Seattle as 0; 8% in San Jose.

On learning from other parts of the Black tech workers in the region to relocate to these areas as much as possible, but in practice are not seen. However, the metro areas with large black people and share the Black tech workers tends to be much higher. For example, in Atlanta that in Washington, 600, there are two metro area, with a large black of the people, and were made partakers of high-tech in the region and, when he was 12, and 13 %% earners Black laborers, respectively.

The potential pandemic in the front part of the solution: Employers are willing to hire remote workers, which means that it will no longer cast a net for recruiting. In the recent surveyOrganizations reported they were willing to hire more remote workers (88% of respondents compared to 52% just before the pandemic). 36% and 100% of spies organizations are willing to hire workers power anywhere in the United States or globally, compared to only 12% before the pandemic.

A new remote willingness to hire workers to help small employers that Black people are located in areas such as tech companies in Silicon Valley and Seattle, the Black hire workers anywhere in the United States. And in cases such as Atlanta, Washington, 600 are showing that these workers. EXTRA target site can be combined difference.

The issue of underrepresentation of black workers in the sector is not a new solution. Ten years in the morning, there are a number of communities in public, high-profile tech CEOs I know more than an acknowledgment of the problem and need to do the same. According to The Conference Board 100-Glory Challenge Recently a 2020 Survey, US CEOs believe recruiting a more diverse workforce, and more inclusive, and the building is not high culture, human capital management issues for the coming year. The question is of great importance to the knowledge of the step may not be solvent. In 2020, some of the leading tech companies State commitments to significantly raise the share workers to black, the other group.

Reaches through the opening in the roles and roles for the removal of so great a labor, and to diversify the occasion of their recruiting is better tech companies who were outside the workforce, and the zip code the reward of like occupation, and help narrow the gap between the black man and the white.

The first step will be good, but there is a long way. In order to keep the embraces the hinge will be focused of Ceos did, do not ever, even if now very near to the distance of the famed work of.