People Of Color Missing From High-Wage Careers


youngmenAfrican Americans, Native Americans, Latinos and Asian Americans adults are underrepresented in high skilled, high status occupations, such as management positions.

Researchers found African Americans employed in managerial professions at 40% the rate of White Americans (Bigler et al.). High concentration in low-skilled occupations and low representation in high-skilled occupations leads to lower wage earnings and wealth accumulation for members of ethnic minority groups.

>> Culture Plays Role In Hiring Gap <<

This gap in the number of ethnic minorities in high-skilled occupations will have a harmful effect on the entire workforce. Continue reading

Police Brutality Not Your Problem, Right?


A Facebook friend of mine recently posted this meme, presumably in reacting to recent community protests in Minneapolis and Chicago against two separate police shootings.

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I, too, used to think that police brutality was an issue only for those who were already committing crimes. Like the meme says, if you don’t want problems with law enforcement, don’t break any laws.

To be honest, a few years ago I might have posted or “liked” a statement like this. But I know better now. Continue reading

How To Recognize YOUR Privilege


We all have privilege.

There is something about you that gives you social, economic or political status. You might not be aware of the status you have — or it might not seem like a big deal to you — but you do have privilege.

What is privilege?

privilegeIt’s “a right or benefit that is given to some people and not to others.” Privilege is also defined as “the advantage that wealthy and powerful people have over other people in a society.”

But privilege is not just for the wealthy. You receive benefits in our society if you are able-bodied, or heterosexual, or from a certain cultural group, or speak a certain way. (Check your level of privilege here.) Continue reading

Preview Summer Workshops At North Mpls Job Fair


DeniseMpls Career Services is excited to be a part of the 3rd Annual African American Networking Breakfast for Women, Vendor and Job Fair Saturday, March 28 North High School.

African American WomenEveryone is welcome to come and meet local business owners and reconnect with people in your professional community.

This Saturday is the first opportunity for job seekers and career explorers to sign up for online and in-person workshops. These workshops will help you to find your career identity, use social media to connect with employers, and make the most of your job search. Continue reading

2 Resources & 2 Events For Career Planning


Event 1

mcf-logoThe Forum on Workplace Inclusion’s Career Fair is Wednesday, March 18 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Encourage college students, alumni, Veterans and other job seekers to register for the Career Fair today to receive hiring information before and after the Career Fair: www.stthomas.edu/workplaceforum/career-fair-candidates/. Continue reading