A really important read about black workers in technology - the biases that still exist, the systematic issues including location, access, mentorship and more. If you are interested in understanding the issue - this is a must read article.
The technology industry is expected to see a 13% uptick in employment through 2030. Black Americans, however, are notably underrepresented in the industry.
While Black workers account for almost 12% of the overall workforce in the US, Black men represent 7.4% of the technology labor pool, and Black women represent just 3%.
In February, Jobs for the Future (JFF), a nonprofit research and workplace equity strategy organization, published the results of an analysis of more than 200 start-ups, schools, nonprofits, and other programs focused on the development of Black talent in technology.
You can read the article in its entirety from Computerworld here: https://www.computerworld.com/article/3657048/qanda-what-tech-firms-can-do-to-grow-their-black-workforce.html?