Jason Jabbari, Wenrui Huang, and Michal Grinstein-Weiss write for Brookings: During the pandemic, the employment gap between Black and Hispanic Americans and white Americans reached record highs. They were the first fired and the last hired. At the same time, while the technology sector is struggling to fill 410,000 open computing jobs nationwide, only around 72,000 computer science graduates will enter the workforce this year. Yet, widened by the pandemic, the technological skills gap in computer science—which disproportionately impacts Black and Hispanic individuals—continues to grow. Of projected computer science graduates, less than 20% are women, less than 8% are Black, and less than 9% are Hispanic.
go to Brookings website: Inclusive and equitable tech reskilling at LaunchCode in St. Louis (brookings.edu)