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There have been questions about the media industry's commitment to ensuring workforce diversity, including for Hispanic workers.
We found that Hispanics are underrepresented in the media industry compared to their representation in the rest of the workforce.
The financial services industry is increasingly dependent on technology. We looked at factors affecting women's participation in STEM degree programs and their subsequent interest in financial services industry careers.
Jobs in home care are expected to grow by 40 percent in the next decade to meet demand from older adults and people with disabilities. Despite being part of one of the fastest growing industries, many home care workers did not have federal minimum wage and overtime protections until 2015.
The Office of Congressional Workplace Rights enforces fair employment and occupational safety and health rules in the legislative branch. Congress passed a 2018 law that, among other things, required the office to create a secure online system for discrimination and harassment claims.
The National Weather Service is responsible for issuing weather forecasts and warnings to help protect life and property during severe weather events. However, it has faced a number of challenges over the past decade that may hamper its ability to deliver these services.
What GAO Found According to GAO's analysis of data in the Census Bureau's Current Population Survey (CPS), on average, low-wage workers worked fewer hours per week, were more highly concentrated in a few industries and occupations, and had lower educational attainment than workers earning hourly wages...