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AfroTech Invites Employers To Tap Into Its New Platform, Talent Infusion To Recruit Top Diverse Job Candidates

Representation matters. From the election of the 44 th President Barack Obama to the almost cult following of the original “Black Panther” portrayed by the late Chadwick Boseman – there is something special about someone who looks like you in spaces that have historically been void. This perspective becomes increasingly more valuable regarding job and work cultures. As people of color navigate corporate and public-sector spaces for employment, one value at the top of most people’s list is a culture of inclusion and diversity. Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) strategies are being employed across several sectors. Companies are making efforts to ensure their space is more in line with the representation that exists in the world. However, with the importance of equitable spaces at the forefront, HR leaders are tasked with recruiting and retaining qualified diverse talent that meets their DEI goals and provides varied influence and critical perspectives to their organizations....

Josh Rodgers

Apr 7, 2023

Lyft Is Providing Free Rides To Help Job Seekers Land Their Next Role

Lyft is working to ensure transportation will not hinder individuals from landing jobs.

Samantha Dorisca

Feb 16, 2023

Are Companies Intentionally Posting Low Salary Ranges To Prevent New Hires From 'Asking For Too Much?'

Today’s job market is an interesting one. From significant tech layoffs to other companies experiencing hiring surges, jobseekers are caught in a crossfire of what to do and whom to trust. A part of that trust factor is often ambiguity around salary. Some organizations have done a great job of being more transparent about salary expectations, while others have remained discreet about job and salary expectations. In some cases, states have proposed laws to protect job seekers from wasting their time and energy on job processes that don’t meet their minimum requirements. However, some companies have thought of other ways to avoid those laws (In short, it’s giving fraud).

Josh Rodgers

Dec 19, 2022

Exclusive: Black Ambition Opportunity Fund CEO Felecia Hatcher Talks Closing The Wealth Gap To Kick Off Black Future Weekend

Black Future Weekend, a three-day conference promoting equity in tech , is here. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Black Future Weekend (@blackfutureweekend)

Samantha Dorisca

Jun 24, 2022

CareerBuilder, Black Information Network Team Up To Launch Platform To Connect Employers To Black Talent

Companies across all industries are working to implement diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies. Organizations seem committed to creating equitable spaces, from internal cultural reconfiguration to refining hiring practices. CareerBuilder and Black Information Network have entered the chat with a new resource to help advance this work across industries. The two companies launched a new initiative that will create a pipeline of diverse talent.

Josh Rodgers

May 18, 2022

Google's Gearing Up To Train And Prep You For A Higher Paying Job — Here's How

Google has announced the launch of a new fund with a goal to drive $1 billion in aggregate wage gains for American job workers. In a press release announcement, it was revealed that the fund, which is known as the Google Career Certificates Fund, has a $100 million war chest. “We are excited to support Social Finance to help expand economic opportunity for more Americans with our new $100 million Google Career Certificates Fund,” said Sundar Pichai, CEO, Google, and Alphabet, in the press release announcement . “This innovative funding model brings together digital skills training and support services to connect more Americans to high-growth, high-paying jobs. We hope it will be transformative for people, their families, and their communities.” MDRC, an independent third-party, will provide the “checks and balances” to ensure that Google does what they claim it will do with this new initiative. MDRC, originally founded in 1974 as the Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation,...