NH startup is bringing diversity to the tech industry

“Our entire mission is to bridge the racial wealth gap in America,” Miller said. “We feel like tech is the way to do that.”

That’s because tech jobs pay well, with salaries for skilled workers in the industry averaging $135,000, Miller said. “That’s more than the median household income of a Black family and a Latinx family combined.”

Yet even though Black Americans make up about 13 percent of the population, a 2018 Pew Research Center survey found that Black workers make up just 9 percent of all workers in STEM jobs — those involving science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.

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Black gig workers speak out, Uber’s commitment to being anti-racist and Facebook’s diversity report – TechCrunch

Welcome back to Tech at Work, a bi-weekly roundup and analysis of labor, and diversity and inclusion in tech. 

This week, we’re looking at Uber’s anti-racism commitment, Shipt shoppers walking off the job, Facebook’s diversity report and Black gig workers organizing against tech companies. Also, hear from CODE2040 CEO Karla Monterroso on tech’s response to the recent racial justice uprising in the U.S.

“There are a lot of really well-intentioned people, but they’re like, ‘Hey, put me in touch with all your Black and Latinx people,” Monterroso told me. “We have definitely gotten requests for free access to our talent

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