In the US, it is generally illegal to consider race when hiring a new employee. Most employers are subject to Affirmative Action rules, which require that the company report on its number of minority workers vs. a target percentage. Employers realize that meeting or beating this target will make it easier to be in compliance with affirmative action laws. Typically, race and nationality information is stored separately from resumes in corporate HR databases. So, a minority status may not help in getting an interview; however, it can help you land a job for which you’re already well-qualified.
Certain geographical locations in the US have been certified as “Hub Zones”. These areas receive tax incentives for the hiring of minority groups such as Native Americans, women, African Americans and others. Many Hub Zone employers are actually employee-owned companies who hire minorities almost exclusively.
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