Mind the gap: Alok Sharma wants more minorities in employment


EMPLOYMENT minister Alok Sharma has said he is committed to helping more people from a BAME background get jobs as he hosted a meeting to understand the challenges facing some ethnic minorities. Alok Sharma noted that while the employment rate is high among black, Asian and minorities (BAME), he was “personally dedicated to pushing progress forward”. Earlier this week, 20 representatives from organisations working to increase BAME employment attended a roundtable with Sharma to discussed how to help young people and women from minority backgrounds get jobs. Sharma said: “It’s important we learn from some of the best examples and…

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