The Rework America Alliance is working with leading employers and advocacy and civic organizations to help displaced workers, particularly those of color, move into quality, in-demand jobs as the economy rebounds so that we can create a more equitable recovery. To support that work, we are working with leading employers from the Alliance and the Rework America Business Network, their partners, and members of their supply chains to develop a coalition of employers, large and small, committed to using inclusive, skill-based sourcing and hiring strategies to meet their talent needs, increase diversity, and help get Americans back to work. Taking a skills-based approach will enable companies to leverage the skills and abilities of workers who have been displaced by COVID-19, enabling them to quickly fill positions with a talented, diverse set of workers when they are ready to hire.
To make it easier for employers to adopt inclusive sourcing and hiring practices, we are developing a series of implementation tools and resources. This is the first version of these tools. We will continue to refine them and release enhanced versions over the coming months. We encourage companies to get started NOW in putting these new approaches to work – even if that means starting with a narrower set of roles that you expect to hire for over the next year. Making changes now will enable you to apply lessons learned to a broader set of hiring needs increase.