It looks like the job market in America ended 2015 off on a high note as American employers added about 292,000 jobs last month, which keeps the unemployment rate at 5% for the third consecutive month.
While just about every other group has seen a decline in unemployment, black women get no reprieve when it comes to finding work.
When 14-year-old Ajayi Jackson couldn’t find a summer job, he created one.
Jackson is the proud owner of Pop’s Pizza, a homemade pizza palace in Pittsfield, MA. He hand-makes the pizza himself and then delivers it right to customer’s doorstep.
Yolanda Spivey’s claim to fame came after she published her wildly popular article about being an unemployed black woman. Frustrated with constant rejection, she changed her name to Bianca White, as well as her profile picture and voicemail to make her sound more and appear to be a white woman.
A group of black contractors in Chicago said they are tired of losing out on jobs in their own communities, especially to larger companies.
So as the Chicago Housing Authority opens a bidding process for a project that includes the renovation of a public housing community on the city’s south side, community members, organizations and black contractors are demanding that one company be excluded from the bid.
According to a recent study, recent black graduates face a particularly difficult situation when finding work after school.
The report, released by the Center for Economic and Policy Research, states that the unemployment rate for recent grads who are black was almost twice that of overall recent college grads.
According to a report released by the National Bureau of Economic Research, more than any other group, black job applicants are being denied by U.S. companies for jobs.
Why? Because often, corporations assume that they are using illegal drugs.