The initiative will be launched in a virtual public roundtable on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
The Office of Federal Contracts Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) launched a joint initiative to reimagine hiring practices with the goal of advancing equal employment opportunities and providing workers access to jobs.
The Hiring Initiative to Reimagine Equity (HIRE) is a multi-year collaborative effort to address key hiring and recruiting challenges and engage stakeholders to expand access to good jobs for workers in underrepresented communities. (HIRE - OFCCP link; HIRE - EEOC link)
- Host convenings on organizational policy and practices to reimagine equity and expand opportunities in hiring.
- Identify strategies to remove unnecessary barriers to hiring, and to promote effective, job-related hiring and recruitment practices to cultivate a diverse pool of qualified workers.
- Promote equity in the use of tech-based hiring systems.
- Develop resources to promote the adoption of innovative and evidence-based recruiting and hiring practices that advance equity.
Hire will be launched by the two agencies in a virtual public roundtable on January 19, 2022, at 2:00 ET to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The roundtable participants include:
- Jenny R. Yang, Director, U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Contract Compliance Programs
- Charlotte A. Burrows, Chair, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
- Jocelyn Samuels, Vice Chair, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
- Sindy Benavides, Chief Executive Officer, League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
- Kathleen Lundquist, President and CEO, APTMetrics
- Fred Redmond, Secretary Treasurer, AFL-CIO
- Veta Richardson, President, and CEO, Association of Corporation Counsel
- Lola Smallwood Cuevas, Project Director and Founder of Los Angeles Black Worker Center, UCLA Labor Center
- Cid Wilson, President, and CEO, Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility