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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 >

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 >

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 >