According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 12.6 million people were unemployed as of September 2020. Black and Latinx workers are bearing the brunt of these job losses, with unemployment rates 4.2% and 2.4% higher than average, respectively. Permanent job losses are also increasing. The number of workers on permanent layoff increased by 345,000 from August to September, rising to 3.8 million.

How can we ensure that all workers can access meaningful and sustainable work during our economic recovery?

CWI Labs and WorkingNation have invited experts in workforce development, labor economics, aging, racial equity and policy to discuss the challenges before our Nation. And, most importantly, to introduce thought-provoking solutions.

Our special guest moderator, Ramona Schindelheim, editor-in-chief of WorkingNation, speaks with Malcom Glenn about the cumulative impact of systemic inequity on Black workers. They discuss the challenges facing Black job seekers and how employers and policy makers can address those challenges in the short-term.

What we've seen is--particularly for black families--the types of jobs they were more likely to have before the pandemic are more like to be the types of jobs that they're either not going to be able to do now, or at the very least are going to have to do with a significantly elevated risk of going out into the world and potentially contracting COVID.

Watch the full video about deconstructing injustices for Black job seekers with Malcolm Glenn at CWI Labs.