Groundwork’s Director of Policy and Research Mike Mitchell Previews January Jobs Report

February 3, 2022

Ahead of tomorrow’s Jobs Report, Mike Mitchell, director of policy and research at Groundwork Collaborative, released the following statement:

“Tomorrow’s jobs numbers will highlight the need to focus on Black workers, and especially Black women. Amid the Omicron surge, school and day care closures, and the expiration of the Child Tax Credit, women and workers of color are barely hanging on by a thread.

“Pulling back on investments and returning to the pre-pandemic status quo isn’t an option. We cannot ensure a robust recovery and a resilient economy unless we make public investments to address pervasive economic inequality in our labor market.”

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