Report: Opening the Door: Ending Racial Discrimination in Industrial Temp Hiring Through Innovative Enforcement
By “testing” 60 temp agencies, sending in pairs of job applicants who were the same in every way but their race, we created the evidence we need to fight back against discrimination in the temporary staffing industry.
The work was led by partners organizations: Chicago Workers’ Collaborative, National Legal Advocacy Network, Warehouse Workers for Justice and Partners for Dignity & Rights (formerly the National Economic & Social Rights Initiative).
Opening the Door: Ending Racial Discrimination in Industrial Temp Hiring Through Innovative Enforcement contains statistically-significant findings from a first of-its-kind study designed by the Equal Rights Center to measure the prevalence of race-based hiring discrimination and job channeling amongst Black and Latinx workers in the Chicago area’s industrial temp staffing sector.
You can also watch a recap of the launch event for the report on youtube.