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Over the past several years, the increase of dialogue and awareness about racial justice have brought the issues of workplace discrimination and workplace diversity to the surface.

The resurgence of the Black Lives Matter and Defund the Police movements in 2020 led to demonstrations and calls for policy changes across the country, and in the business world, race and equality have become a major topic of discourse.

Still, many companies and industries do not reflect the racial and cultural diversity of the country. Just 7 percent of the high-tech U.S. workforce is Black. Despite recent efforts to improve diversity in the workplace, only 2% of Google’s workforce is Black and 3% of Twitter’s workforce is Black.
Diverse companies have been shown to be more productive and more innovative than their less diverse counterparts, yet many businesses have trouble attracting top talent that represent a range of ethnicities, races, religions, genders, and sexual orientation.

Recruiters sometimes face challenges in finding diverse talent in specific industries and HBCUs—or Historically Black Colleges and Universities—are not always included on job recruiters’ must-visit lists, sometimes due to budgetary reasons.

We created RecDiv as the country’s first online job board that connects employers with students and alumni from Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

HBCUs are historical institutions that were established during times of legal segregation for the purpose of educating Black Americans. HBCUs outperform non-HBCU peer institutions in graduating successful Black professionals in a number of fields including science, technology, and engineering. Studies also show that Black HBCU graduates are better prepared for life after college and are more engaged at work than their non-HBCU counterparts.

RecDiv allows HBCU students and alumni to create a free account, browse available jobs and internships, and apply for open positions. Job posts can be filtered according to the student’s experience and preferences. Likewise, employers can create an account to list openings and receive applications from qualified candidates.

To create an account or learn more, follow this link.

College graduates are facing a long, uphill climb when it comes to securing employment that meets their qualifications and requirements. That’s why RecDiv created an online job platform specifically to connect HBCU students and alumni with employers looking to hire diverse talent. RecDiv is the first online job platform created specifically for students and alumni of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. RecDiv connects employers with qualified candidates from HBCU and provides students with the career tools and resources they need to succeed. Check out our site to learn more.