Tech’s growth leaves Black professionals further behind
The tech industry has talked for years about increasing diversity in its ranks, with little to no progress so far to show for all the talk. One reason for that is a lack of concrete, sustained action to find and retain Black candidates, as well as Latinx and women job-seekers.
But there are deeper issues at play, according to a new Conference Board report: structural issues limit the participation of Black candidates — even for those companies that seriously seek to hire and retain them and as the US tech industry grows and struggles to fill its ranks. Adding to the problem is that those hired in tech get paid less than their white counterparts (an issue also for Latinx workers and women workers).