HIRE Minnesota is working to ensure that public investments in infrastructure and renewable energy help lift people out of poverty, reduce racial disparities and contribute to healthier communities for all of us. HIRE brings people together with a vision of a new economy that works for all members of our community. Minnesota’s unemployment rate is at an alarming 6.9 percent, and the unemployment rate in communities of color continues to be far more significant than the rest of Minnesota. And while our public institutions are making unprecedented investments to reverse those trends, they display a troubling pattern of failure to meet their goals for including people of color.
To learn more about HIRE Minnesota, visit hiremn.org.