Equitable Recovery Series: Julia Pollak

October 16, 2020

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 12.6 million people were unemployed as of September 2020. Black and Latinx workers are bearing the brunt of these job losses, with unemployment rates 4.2% and 2.4% higher than average, respectively. Permanent job losses are also increasing. The number of workers on permanent layoff increased by 345,000 from August to September, rising to 3.8 million.

How can we ensure that all workers can access meaningful and sustainable work during our economic recovery?

CWI Labs and WorkingNation have invited experts in workforce development, labor economics, aging, racial equity and policy to discuss the challenges before our Nation. And, most importantly, to introduce thought-provoking solutions.

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Julia Pollak

Labor Economist with ZipRecruiter

In the second episode of our Equitable Recovery series, Julia discusses the impact of COVID-19 on small businesses in the United States. Julia and Ramona Schindelheim, our special guest moderator and editor-in-chief at WorkingNation, examine the specific issues affecting minority owned small businesses, the impact on job creation, and solutions that will lead to an equitable recovery.