How Black Workers Are Navigating Tech Layoffs

KEY INSIGHTS The tech sector announced 97,171 job cuts in 2022, up 649 percent compared to the previous year. Black people are laid off at higher rates to their white counterparts when the economy is in a rough patch. Black CEOs’ advice on navigating layoffs: send personal emails instead of applying on a site, cultivate

Research Fellowship

The Plug is looking for Research Fellows to help develop strategy and vision for research initiatives focused on Black innovation communities and technical talent. Fellows will receive mentorship, supervision, and support in cultivating data analysis and investigative skills, in addition to opportunities to write and contribute and publish stories via The Plug at

Philadelphia Reporter at The Plug

The Plug is looking for a Philadelphia reporter to cover the Black tech ecosystem in the city of Philadelphia. Reporting on this city will encompass knowing local key players, industries that are finding a foothold in the city, policy and municipal movements that impact the business, finance, technology, and innovation happening in the city and impacting the surrounding region and beyond.

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The Plug is looking for a crypto and business reporter to cover the business of cryptocurrency, blockchain, Web3 and new decentralized technologies with a particular emphasis on how these technologies currently impact entrepreneurs and communities of color, and how they may shape equity into the future.

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The Plug is looking for a general assignment reporter to cover Black tech ecosystem trends, breaking news, and exclusives. This role requires a keen news judgment, staying up to date on the conversations that are shaping Black tech, finance, and business industries, and responding quickly as news unfolds. A wide variety of interests and the ability to craft succinct, engaging prose are needed to succeed in this role.