CBCF ALC ’17 Issue Forum — Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester’s “The Future of Work: How New Technologies will Impact the Workforce of Color” : The Joint Center released new data showing that over 26% of African American workers are concentrated in just 20 occupations that are at high risk to automation (e.g., cashiers, drivers, retail sales, laborers, movers, cooks, security guards, secretaries, wait staff, etc.). To see the data, click here
. Spencer also reviewed actions that should be taken by individuals, entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and government officials to start to address this challenge. Click here
for more on the issue forum.
Live Case Study of Black Entrepreneur’s Use of Tech Tools : On September 20, 2017, the Joint Center conducted a live case study with a member of the U.S. Black Chambers (USBC) during the organization’s annual policy breakfast. The Joint Center’s segment featured Gotta Go Now, LLC — a Black-owned company that has experienced substantial growth directly attributable to its use of inexpensive tech tools.