In June 2020, UnidosUS, in partnership with nine Affiliates and grantees, launched a research project that aimed to understand the hiring needs of local and national employers and how UnidosUS and its Affiliates could best be responsive to their talent needs in the rapidly evolving environment created by the pandemic.
Between June and August 2020, UnidosUS interviewed 12 partners who are members of the UnidosUS Corporate Board of Advisors (CBA) and Affiliates conducted interviews or focus groups with 71 local employer partners in order to better understand:
- Hiring projections for 2020 and 2021
- Skills needed for entry-level positions during and post-pandemic
- The role of UnidosUS and its Affiliates in preparing Latinx jobseekers to access these jobs
These companion documents provide a synthesis of the information that was shared.