Latinos See Local Gains in City Employment, But Most Hires Still Men

first_img Subscribe 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it The number of Latinos hired by Pasadena officials continues to increase, but last year the city hired almost two times more men than women.In 2020, the city hired 62 men and 34 women.Those numbers were down from 2019, when 56 women were hired, compared to 73 men, according to the city’s Equal Opportunity in Employment Annual Report for 2019 and 2020.The report, which was reviewed Monday by the City Council, does not list applicant information which could reveal the diversity of the applicants. It was immediately known if COVID-19 impacted the job pool.The disparity was even greater in promotions of 117 employees in 2020, with 25, or 21.3%, being women, and 92, or 78.6%, being men.In 2019, of 172 employees promoted, only 49, or 28.5%, were women. That same year, 123 men, or 71.5%, were promoted. Of the city’s workforce, 613 full-time employees, or 34%, are women.“To help put the City’s gender balance in context, it is important to note that Protective Services classifications — meaning sworn Police and Fire — as well as skilled crafts and service/maintenance classifications within the Public Works and Water and Power Departments, are predominantly held by men,” the report said.“This is not unique to Pasadena, but also true for the gender composition of these fields in other cities and agencies. Employees in these classifications comprise 41% of the city’s workforce, therefore contributing to the higher number of males than females in Pasadena’s overall workforce. Nevertheless, the City continues to focus efforts on hiring women into these nontraditional fields,” the report states.According to the information provided to the council, women make up about half of the city’s workforce that requires specialized and theoretical knowledge, which is usually acquired through college training or through work experience and other training that provides comparable knowledge.But all of the jobs that require special manual skills and a thorough and comprehensive knowledge of the processes involved in the work which is acquired through on-the-job training and experience, or through apprenticeship or other formal training programs, are currently held by men.Also, only 10% of the city’s public safety agencies are staffed by women.The report also showed positive gains among Latinos and Hispanics in the city’s workforce over the past four years.In 2017, Latino employees made up 37.1% of the city’s employees. The number ticked up 37.3% in 2018 and increased to 38.7% in 2019 before increasing another percentage point in 2020 to 39.7%.At the same time that Latino employment was increasing, full-time employment in the city among African Americans was heading in the opposite direction.African-American employment in the city dropped from 16.9% to 15.8% between 2017 and 2020.Employees identifying as Latino or Hispanic make up the biggest demographic of city employees at 39.7%, followed by white employees at 29.3%. African Americans make up 15.8% and Asians closely trail at 13.9%.“Citywide efforts are made to recruit and retain a diverse workforce, provide vocational training, and hire locally,” according to the report signed by City Manager Steve Mermell and Jennifer Curtis, who leads the city’s Human Resources Department.“Human Resources supports the Human Services and Recreation Department which manages the Ambassadors and Summer Rose programs which introduce local youth to government service. Human Resources partners with the Housing Department to encourage local hiring for the MASH program: a one-to-two year vocational training program that provides workers with vital job experience and regular feedback as well as the opportunity to apply for promotional-only openings in the City of Pasadena,” the report states.Over the past two years, the majority of new hires in the city were Latino. In 2020, 44 of the city’s 117 new hires were Latino, 29 were white, 10 were Black and seven were Asian.In 2019, 57 Latino employees were hired by the city followed by 37 new white employees. Twenty Asian employees were hired, thirteen African Americans were, one employee declined to state race and another was listed as two or more races.Non-white minorities comprise approximately 70% of the city’s workforce but make up 63% of the community.As of Dec. 31, African Americans were employed at a rate approximately 45% higher than the available labor pool and Hispanic or Latino individuals were employed by the city at a rate approximately 11.2% higher than the available labor pool. Asian individuals were employed approximately 7% less than the available labor market.“Late last year, the City began an effort focused on addressing race inequities and advancing diversity and inclusiveness. An employee Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) committee was established and is working in collaboration with a consultant and City Manager to shape the City’s approach to DEI,” the report states. 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A Year In Review: Rex-A-Vision 2017 Video Wrap-Up (Part 1)

first_imgOver the past year, I’ve worked as Live For Live Music’s videographer, traveling around the country to film and share videos of countless concerts. As 2017 winds to an end, here is the first part of a two-part series dedicated to collecting my favorite clips from the past twelve months. Enjoy!Plus, check back tomorrow for part two of the series. Also, in 2018, I will be focusing more of my energies on raising money for children stuck in months-long hospital visits. Click here for more information and to donate.The Nth Power | “NYE Countdown” > “Right Now” | 12/31/2016 | Hometeam RallyI started the year off with a bang with The Nth Power at the Hometeam Rally New Year’s Eve Festival in Florida. The band brought out some special guests including the promoters for the countdown before kicking back into their call-to-arms classic “Right Now.”Galbraith Group |”Jam”  |  1/14/17 | Spirit Of The Suwannee Music ParkHaving attended so many shows at the Spirit Of The Suwannee Music Park over the years, I have become familiar with the members of the Galbraith Group. Recognizing their smiling faces made this blues jams all the more appreciated at the start of the year!Lettuce | “Kron Dutch” | 1/14/17 |  Spirit Of The Suwannee Music ParkLettuce has put on some amazing shows at The Spirit Of The Suwannee, but their back-to-back shows in January were easily among their finest.moe. | “Haze-Wicked Awesome” | 1/27/17 | The Plaza Livemoe. jumped off Jam Cruise ready to rock Florida. At their show at The Plaza Live in Orlando, they brought out a fun and very descriptive of their recent journey in this two-song jam that seemed to capture the essence of the atmosphere they had just departed. Enjoy!Greensky Bluegrass  |”Just To Lie” > “Past My Prime” | 2/9/17 | Madison TheaterIt might have been bitter cold in Eastern Kentucky but the Madison Theater was packed to the gills and sweltering by the time Greensky Bluegrass took the stage.Yonder Mountain String Band | “She Smiles Like You Have Always Been A Friend” | 2/1/17 | Bijou TheatreYonder Mountain String Band bassist Ben Kaufmann took advantage of my filming and a simulcast to send a message to his son who was watching on a Facebook live feed. That mission accomplished Kaufmann, alongside guitarist Adam Aijala, proceeded to finish their set within a set with an acoustic take on “She Smiles Like You Have Always Been A Friend”, a rarely played gem.The Mike Dillon Band | “Seeing The Dead” | 2/12/17 | Cosmic Charlie’sSometimes things go wrong when filming live shows. To help combat this, I use multiple sources for audio and video whenever I can. In this particular case, I was compelled to release the audio, as the story of Mike Dillon telling the story of the first time he saw the Grateful Dead was too good to keep to myself, despite only having a static still of his face.moe. | “Not Coming Down-Wormwood-Opium” | 2/19/17 | SweetWater BreweryAn unseasonably warm outdoor show at the SweetWater Brewery in Atlanta saw moe. happy to shed their coats and enjoy an afternoon in the sun. They were enjoying themselves so much you just knew they were going to do something special and the “Opium” jams in this clip are just that!Dumpstaphunk | “Sledgehammer” | 3/4/17 | Funk Fest Punta GordaDumpstaphunk jamming Peter Gabriel‘s “Sledgehammer” was one of my favorite moments from Funk Fest.Fruition | “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” | 3/18/17 | Anastasia Music FestivalThe first annual Anastasia Festival was a blast of St. Augustine sunshine. Portland, Oregon’s finest, Fruition, took full advantage of the cheeriness in the air with this bubbling with joy rendition of the Motown classic, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”.Sam Bush | “Old Joe Clark” | 3/18/17 | Anastasia Music FestivalOne of the founding fathers of the “New Grass” movement, Sam Bush, has built himself a reputation as one of the friendliest and easiest-to-work-with innovators on the scene. Countless bands like Greensky Bluegrass and Yonder have followed in his wake, and this rendition of “Old Joe Clark” show the master in proper form.Tornado Rider | 3/25/17 | Suwannee Spring ReunionFavorites of the Spirit Of The Suwannee festivals, Tornado Rider does a spot-on kids’ set that delights all ages. But, by nightfall and after tucking in most of the youngsters, the more adult-themed set cheerfully goes off the rails. Watch and learn!Verlon Thompson | “Magnolia Wind” | 3/25/17 | Suwannee Spring ReunionAs much a storyteller as a music man, Verlon Thompson moved many a heart with the story behind the song “Magnolia Wind”, which he expertly weaved into the performance itself. This was a master class in how to not only perform but truly entertain a crowd each show.Rev. Jeff Mosier | Amazing Grace | 3/26/17 | Suwannee Spring ReunionThe later fiddler Vasser Clemons was honored with a Sunday morning goin’-to-church set at the Suwannee Spring Reunion. The Rev. Jeff Mosier took point for the project, and his rendition of “Amazing Grace”, along with the tale of the tunes origins was a moving moment of musical history and a top highlight of the year.Lettuce | “Slippin’ Til Your Satisfied” | 3/31/17 | Fool’s ParadiseFunkmasters of Lettuce followed up their previous appearance in this list of top moments with a second high point. Having grown to the point where they host their own festival, it was heartening to see that not only were they refusing to rest on their collective laurels—they were still pushing their boundaries.The Main Squeeze | “Message To The Lonely” | 4/1/17 | Fool’s ParadiseWatching bands like The Main Squeeze progress is one of the best parts of my gig. Seeing the band’s raw hope and emotion take new audiences by the heart and not let go is always a joy to behold.The Flaming Lips | “Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (Part One)” | 4/6/17 | Major RagerI got a front row spot to see what I could capture during the Flaming Lips’ appearance at the Major Rager festival, and between the inflatable fish men, confetti, and bad-ass performance skills of the Flips, I got some of the coolest visuals of the year during this show.The Freight Train Band | “Hot Lanta-Trouble No More” | 4/19/17 | WaneeThis emotional tribute to the late Butch Trucks by his own children and a crack band of friends and other family at the Wanee Music Festival earlier this year was highly emotional and completely enthralling. Easily a moment I will never forget.The Trey Anastasio Band | “O-o-h Child” | 4/21/17 | WaneeIn this clip, one of the finest guitarists alive, Trey Anastasio, takes the time to slow it down and just have fun with a song built around a loving vibe. The end result is a looping bit of joy that had the crowd dancing in the sun.moe. | “Mar De Mar-George-Time Ed” | 4.27.17 | La Petit Theatremoe. scheduled themselves a special three-night run in New Orleans for Jazz Fest’s first weekend, the first night being a special show only for folks buying tickets to all three nights. The venue overestimated the amount of room for the band’s equipment truck, necessitating the transfer of the gear by smaller vehicle and on foot. Watching the crew joke and laugh as they worked their asses off made filming and sharing the clips all the sweeter.The Daze Between Band | “Scarlet Begonias” > “Fire On The Mountain” | 5/3/17 | One Eyed JacksNot all of these clips were selected for joyful reasons. The “Daze Between Band” was formed for the original idea of throwing a big jam party before the kick off to the second weekend of Jazz Fest, but with the passing of Butch Trucks it became a time to honor him. Then, without warning, Col Bruce Hampton died onstage in front of some of the participants the night before show time.Shell shocked, we received word that the sold-out show would become a tribute to not just Trucks and Hampton but all the lost lights along the way. Though many things went wrong on the filming side of things, it was all worth it for the chance to help those reeling from the news to give a musical farewell to some of the best.MJ Vs Stevie Jazz Fest Late Night | “The Way You Make Me Feel” | 5/7/17 | The Howlin’ WolfIt’s become a tradition for the late-night series of shows that Live For Live Music sponsors during NOLA Jazz Fest end with a back-and-forth showcase showdown between the catalogs of icons Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder. Under the guidance of Lettuce and Shady Horns trumpeter Eric “Benny” Bloom, this year saw singer Nigel Hall take the vocals on a stellar rendition of Jackson’s “The Way You Make Me Feel” that had the crowd in full voice and all smiles.Aqueous | “Kid Charlemagne” | 5/25/17 | Summer CampAqueous is some of the cream-of-the-coming-crop of jam bands. Seeing them share the stage with Vinnie Amico from moe. and Joel Cummins from Umphrey’s McGee for such a spirited take on the Steely Dan classic “Kid Charlemagne” was truly impressive.moe. & Twiddle | “Friend Of The Devil” | 5/26/17 | Summer Camp Music FestivalThis special acoustic team-up of members of moe. and Twiddle was in promotion of the musicians’ then-upcoming (but eventually canceled due to illness) Colorado run. Thanks to the wide-angle lens, I was able to really capture the vibe of the performance and the chemistry between fans and musicains.Keller Williams | “Eyes Of The World” > “Best Feeling In The World” | 5/25/17 | Summer Camp Music FestivalThere are several artists who have made Summer Camp an annual chance to connect with their fans, and Keller Williams is at the forefront of that pack. Thanks to the plethora of bands he works with, you never know exactly what to expect, as this blend of a classic Grateful Dead tune and one of his own finest tracks shows.last_img read more