Communities of Color Need a Bottom-Up Jobs Plan Now, To Rebuild After the Pandemic

By Kristian Ramos

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In September 800,000 educators in the public sector were forced from their jobs, due to COVID, according to the Center For Law and Social Policy November Jobs report. Losses in one sector translate to job loss in related sectors. As many children stay home, other industries, like the childcare sector, have not seen jobs return either. Sadly, job gains are in high-risk, high contact, but low-wage industries. Jobs with high potential for coronavirus exposure are the ones that remain.

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