Untapped Potential: Reimagining Equity for Workers with Gaps in Employment History (Second Hire Initiative Roundtable)

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) will host, as part of HIRE, a virtual roundtable entitled “Untapped Potential: Reimagining Equity for Workers with Gaps in Employment History” to discuss challenges workers face when reentering the workforce after periods of unemployment. Speakers will highlight the barriers that caregivers, older workers, people with long-term disabilities, and formerly incarcerated individuals face when reentering the workforce, the strengths these workers offer to employers, and promising practices to attract this untapped talent.

HIRE, a Hiring Initiative to Reimagine Equity is a multi-year joint initiative that aims to boost diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) efforts in hiring and recruitment practices to advance equal employment opportunity and help provide workers with access to good jobs.

WHEN: April 28, 2022, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Eastern time

  • Charlotte A. Burrows, Chair, EEOC
  • Jenny R. Yang, Director, OFCCP
  • Eve Hill, Chair, Board of Trustees, Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law and Partner, Brown, Goldstein & Levy
  • Teresa Y. Hodge, Executive Director, Mission: Launch
  • Elizabeth Gedmark, Vice President, A Better Balance
  • Heather Tinsley-Fix, Senior Advisor, Financial Resilience, AARP

WHERE: Registration is required. Video/Dial-in information will be sent separately upon registration.

Register at: eeoc.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_hwUhHWDuSO2yLfV4NSCn5w

A recording will be available on the EEOC’s YouTube channel: youtube.com/user/TheEEOC.

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