The National Employment Law Project released a report outlining what types of jobs (by wage) were lost during the Great Recession. According to the report, most of the jobs coming back during this slow recovery have been concentrated in the low wage category. Mid to higher wage jobs have not returned as quickly.
Guess where many Latino jobs
are were concentrated? Yup.
And while many Latinos have found work in the recovering lower wage category, these jobs don’t drive economic growth – or provide a bright future for a growing community.