Policy Breakfast: Ethnic Minorities & the Labour Market

Demos research, in association with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, has found that people from ethnic minority backgrounds are often at a disadvantage in the labour market. On average, they are more likely to be unemployed than white British people, are over-represented in low-paid jobs, and often struggle to secure employment commensurate with their skills and educational achievements. The obstacles such individuals face are myriad and complex; socio-economic background, migrant status, English language proficiency and lack of social capital and knowledge of the labour market can all adversely affect people’s ability to secure appropriate employment and then continue to progress.

Date and time
Thursday 25 February, 0830 – 1000

Venue
Central London

This roundtable will explore how the issues uncovered by Demos’ research can be overcome, and the role policy-makers, employers, unions and community groups can play to provide workable solutions.

If you are interested in attending this event, please send an email to [email protected], providing us with details of your organisation and role.