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Press Release: State Senator Lena Gonzalez Introduces Groundbreaking Legislation to Prevent Bias in Hiring, Level the Field for Qualified Applicants from All Backgrounds

Bill establishes standards and authorization to use hiring assessment technologies that proactively remove bias, give employers needed certainty for pursuing alternatives to traditional screening methods that are often biased  LONG BEACH, Calif. – Today, California Senator Lena Gonzalez (D-Long Beach) was joined by several community organizations and social justice advocates at Centro CHA in Long … Read more >

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 “The hiring system is completely outdated and broken.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 >

Press Release: Groundbreaking Fair Hiring Resolution Led by Asm. Jones-Sawyer & Sen. Lena Gonzalez Passes State Assembly Unanimously on Final Night of Session

Measure recognizes ongoing disparities in hiring and the potential of AI and algorithm-based technologies to help companies reach more diverse talent pools while more effectively and objectively finding best candidates SACRAMENTO – In a major step forward to give all California job applicants a fair chance, this morning the California Assembly passed Assembly Concurrent Resolution … Read more >