Employment Equity: Louisiana’s Path to Inclusive Prosperity

Investing in men of color and in critical support systems for our workforce will disrupt Louisiana’s historic legacy of economic exclusion and place the state on a course to greater prosperity for all. Employment equity would grow the state’s economy and meet employers’ increasing demand for a skilled workforce. But, Louisiana can only benefit from these gains by supporting a policy agenda that connects all Louisianans to good jobs. Specifically, Louisiana must choose to finally invest in the same men of color that have been excluded for so long and eliminate the barriers that keep them from accessing economic opportunity. We urge Louisiana’s policymakers to join us in pursuing the solutions proposed in this report and truly realizing employment equity for all.