UCLA Labor Center

Project Publications

Unlocking Potential: The Inland Empire Black Worker Center’s Transformative IE Works Program


The report showcases the results of a pioneering workforce development model that addresses the Inland Empire’s Black job crisis.

Essential Stories: Black Worker COVID-19 Economic Health Impact Survey


This report finds that the current economic restructuring triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic is compounding the Black jobs crisis in Southern California, and suggests recovery for this community will take at least a decade without government intervention.

Dismantling Disparity: Breaking Barriers to Employment


This research brief by CARE At Work states that the COVID-19 pandemic has compounded the systemic discrimination Black workers have long faced. Authors note it is imperative that state and federal funding allocated to workforce development prioritize addressing the barriers that impact many Black workers.