May 2020 Newsletter
Small Businesses are Key to an Inclusive Recovery
California small businesses, half of which are owned by people of color, are often more open to hiring people with barriers to employment. Most also support investing in their workers, including expanding job protections.
A thriving small business ecosystem is critical to an inclusive recovery. This week we feature a piece from our Equity at Work Council member Mark Herbert of Small Business Majority about the impact of COVID-19 on small businesses and policy ideas to meet their needs.
Job creators need help to survive and thrive after COVID-19
By Mark Herbert, Small Business Majority
While parts of our region slowly start to reopen, the impacts on our small business community and the workforce continue to be bleak. But we have an opportunity right now to recognize the important role small businesses play in providing critical jobs and enact changes that will bolster them, and our workforce as a whole.
The time to act is now.