EEOC and DOL Unveil HIRE Initiative to Advance Equal Opportunity at Work – JD Supra – DC Initiative on Racial Equity
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Experts Discuss How Federal Agencies Can Help Remove Barriers and Open Doors in Recruitment and Hiring for Underrepresented Workers

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) today hosted a roundtable discussion to launch the Hiring Initiative to Reimagine Equity (HIRE).

HIRE is a multi-year collaborative effort chaired by EEOC Chair Charlotte A. Burrows and OFCCP Director Jenny R. Yang that will engage a broad array of stakeholders in expanding access to good jobs for workers from underrepresented communities and help address key hiring and recruitment challenges. HIRE will identify strategies to remove hiring barriers that limit opportunity along the lines of race, color, ethnicity, gender, LGBTQ+ status, religion, disability, age and veteran status.

“The HIRE initiative aims to expand employment opportunities as our nation recovers from the pandemic,” said EEOC Chair Charlotte A. Burrows. “Working with employers and workers to prevent unfair

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