Jobs in the U.S. appear to be diminishing by the second. Over 30 million people across the country have filed for unemployment since early March when COVID-19 ravaged our economy. Black tech companies are also in the market for talent, and here’s a look at the roles they are hiring for.
Andre Perry is a Fellow in the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings, a scholar-in-residence at American University and a columnist for the Hechinger Report. In this discussion, slated for May 21 from 1pm-2pm EST, we’ll be talking about Perry’s forthcoming book, Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America’s Black Cities, and how we can better evaluate the policies affecting Black businesses across the innovation ecosystem.
We surveyed a segment of The Plug PRO subscribers who self-identify as Black founders running companies in industry areas ranging from data analytics services to esports to virtual reality. Our goal was to collect sentiments on how they’re being impacted by the current climate and whether they feel their business will survive over the next 90 days.
With millions of Americans jumping onto video calls for the first time as working from home becomes the new normal during the novel corona pandemic, coworking space operators are feeling the heat. Black operators, who run a collective total of over 70 coworking spaces nationwide, are still determining what the future holds as the growing pandemic has no end in sight.