Category: News

Latin Times: State Senator Lena Gonzalez Introduces Legislation To Level The Field For Qualified Applicants From All Backgrounds

By: Shirley Gómez California Senator Lena Gonzalez (D-Long Beach) was joined by several community organizations and social justice advocates at Centro CHA in Long Beach as she announced the introduction of Senate Bill (SB) 1241, the Talent Equity for Competitive Hiring Act. Building on the goals articulated in ACR 125, introduced by Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer and Senator Gonzalez, the TECH Act creates clear standards for employers who … Read more >

La Opinión: Latina Senator Fights Bias in Hiring

By: Araceli Martínez Ortega Long Beach Senator Lena Gonzalez will introduce on Friday the “Fair Hiring” bill in Sacramento, which aims to end discrimination against Latinos and other minorities in their efforts to find a job. “The hiring system is completely outdated and broken. Despite all the progress in terms of workplace diversity, we’re no … Read more >

Boston Globe: Discrimination in the age of algorithms

Opinion Column by Jens Ludwig and Cass R. Sunstein Are algorithms a threat to justice? Will they increase discrimination on the basis of race and sex? Many people think so. According to a recent survey, nearly three in five Americans believe algorithms make bias inevitable. A majority opposes using algorithms in areas like criminal justice, hiring, … Read more >

La Opinión: How to end biased hiring in California

Opinion Article by California State Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer and Julian Canete The population of the United States is becoming increasingly diverse, and the proportion of Hispanic, Asian and African-American communities is growing every year. New data reflects that this shift towards populations where the majority is not white is occurring faster in California than in any other state. … Read more >