African 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.
This gap in the number of ethnic minorities in high-skilled occupations will have a harmful effect on the entire workforce. Continue reading
Income and wealth among Minnesota’s Black families is falling at a time when the state’s economy is strong.
A large contributor to this crisis is Minnesota’s growing employment disparities. Recently Black and Brown Minnesotans are reportedly much more likely to be unemployed than White Minnesotans with the same job qualifications – some reports say African Americans are four times more likely to be unemployed than White Minnesotans.
We all have a role in increasing economic equity in our state. Continue reading
Career Services Center ~ FREE Coaching
March 17, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
March 18, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Career Fair ~ Meet Employers
March 18, 2015, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Minneapolis Convention Center
I am looking to make a career change, but have no idea where or how to start. A family member suggested I meet with a career coach or counselor. I’m not sure what a career coach does or what questions I should ask. What should I expect? Continue reading