Written By Digital Content Editor Thomas Ahearn

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) will host a third roundtable as part of its Hiring Initiative to Reimagine Equity (HIRE) at 1:30 p.m. EDT on June 28, 2022, according to a press release from the EEOC.

The virtual roundtable – “Skills Based Hiring: Removing Barriers and Paving Pathways to an Inclusive Workforce” – will discuss the challenges faced by individuals without a degree or formal qualifications in obtaining employment. Speakers will include EEOC Chair Charlotte A. Burrows and OFCCP Director Jenny R. Yang.

As employers struggle to fill job vacancies and retain talented workers, the EEOC and OFCCP believe it is a critical time to reimagine how to hire, promote, and retain employees. The roundtable speakers will highlight how hiring based on practical skills and experience can create a more equitable and diverse workforce.

HIRE is a multi-year joint initiative that aims to boost diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) in hiring and recruitment to advance equal employment opportunity and help provide workers with access to good jobs. To register for the virtual roundtable hosted by the EEOC and OFCCP on June 28, 2022, click here.

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