Opinion: Hispanic and Latino workers deserve equal economic opportunity, not a return to the pre-pandemic status quo


Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 to October 15, is a time to reflect on the many ways Hispanic Americans are working to make America a better place. They are essential contributors to the US economy and are expected to become even more critical to the workforce, accounting for the majority of net new workers this decade. Their essential social and economic contributions, including in care and construction, come despite the United States’ failure to value them, with Hispanic Americans continuing to be overrepresented in low-wage jobs and experiencing insecurity. persistent economy.

To provide a new path forward, the Biden administration’s economic, climate, health, and fiscal transformation agendas must be implemented with fairness in mind. In particular, it is essential that the millions of well-paying jobs that will be created through the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), the CHIPS Act and the Science and Investment and Jobs in infrastructure (IIJA) is accessible to all and that pathways exist to bring more Hispanic and Latino people into good jobs that provide a pathway to economic opportunity.

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