Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

 

Normally, we put out our Weekly Hourly Hiring Report on Tuesdays. But yesterday, we paused to mourn the senseless deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Armaud Arbery and the many that have come before them. 

 

As we think about what we can do in the fight against systemic racism, we know that silence is a huge part of the problem. It’s not enough to be quietly non-racist, now is the time to be vocally anti-racist.

 

We all must ask ourselves—what unconscious biases do I hold? What am I doing to combat these? How can I help make the world a safer place for people of color?

 

We’re working to educate ourselves and we’d like to encourage you to do the same. We’re listening and learning to find the best ways for us to actively work against injustice, oppression and hate. Here are some resources we’ve found useful and have shared with our employees:

 

Anti-racism resources

Message to White Allies from A Black Anti-Racism Expert: You’re Doing it Wrong

What is Antiracism and Why Should I Care?

An Antiracist Reading List

A comprehensive list of antiracism resources

 

About the Author

Mathieu Stevenson

Mathieu Stevenson is the Chief Executive Officer of Snagajob. Appointed in 2019 after previously serving as Snagajob’s Chief Marketing Officer, Mathieu and his team are focused on using data and AI to realize the vision of becoming the first truly on-demand platform for hourly work, instantly connecting millions of hourly workers with hiring employers. Mathieu brings deep technology and marketplace experience across venture owned and public companies, including leadership roles at McKinsey & Company, HomeAway Inc (NASDAQ: AWAY), and most recently, Blucora Inc (NASDAQ: BCOR) where Mathieu served as Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer. Mathieu and his wife Catie have three active, young boys. The family is enjoying their new home and community in Richmond, VA. Mathieu is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and attended the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University where he received his Masters of Business Administration. His first hourly job was as a lifeguard.

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