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Mayor creates council to help minorities find tech jobs

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

For the first time, a council has been created to help minorities find technology jobs, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Wednesday.

The Technology Industry Diversity Council was created to increase the percentage of minorities in tech firms, increase the percentage of minority-owned and operated tech firms, and create a "pipeline" for Chicago Public Schools and City Colleges of Chicago students to transition into the tech industry, according to a statement from the mayor's office.

The council, members of which were chosen from the technology community, will provide Emanuel with specific recommendations within the next four months.

The council include: Josh Hernandez of Walk.by, Eddie Lou of Shiftgig, David Zapata of Zapwater, Roger Martinez of Quantum Crossings, Ian Hood of CGN Blackwell Global Consulting, Neal Sales-Griffin of Starter League, Emile Cambry of Cibola, Talia Mashiach of Eved, Darrell Higueros of Next Generation, Seyi Fabode of Power2Switch, Nancy Joseph-Ridge of Takeda and Daniel Salcedo of Mobcart.

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