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Color of Inequality Part 4: Barriers to Sustainable Employment for Workers of Color
In Philadelphia and across the country, race is too often a predictor of the scope and breadth of challenges people face when connecting to employment opportunities. Educational attainment, the digital divide, lack of access to reliable transportation, and barriers associated with a criminal record all disproportionately affect workers of color from building sustainable career pathways that build household and generational wealth. In this week’s Color of Inequality, we explore the systemic barriers people of color face when seeking sustainable employment and discuss best workforce practices that can help connect more individuals to career opportunities. Our Leading Indicator data brief shows how race-based inequalities manifest themselves in the present-day Philadelphia labor market.