Advancing a racially equitable and just workforce

The Detroit Area Workforce Funders Collaborative uses its influence and resources  to advance a racially equitable and just workforce development system focusing on current and future Black workers who comprise the majority of Metro Detroit’s central city.

Advancing Workforce Equity in Metro Detroit: A Blueprint for Action

Detroit’s regional economy is strong and growing quickly, but racial inequities in the workforce undermine the region’s future prosperity.  

JPMorgan Chase & Co. commissioned PolicyLink to provide a comprehensive analysis of the long-standing racial gaps in labor market outcomes, the economic impacts of Covid-19, and the racial equity implications of automation. The Collaborative worked with a local advisory council to further inform the report and ensure worker voice is central. The report concludes with actionable solutions to advance workforce equity across the region, informed by the data and shaped by local leaders.