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.

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

4 Ways MN Employers Can Address Disparities TODAY


Income and wealth among Minnesota’s Black families is falling at a time when the state’s economy is strong.

suitA 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

Multicultural Career Services Center March 17-18, 2015


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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

Job Seekers Register Now

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Find Your First Steps For Career Help


QUESTION:
choice-squaresI 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