Vanity Fair: Jon Levingston on PeopleShores

“These people are as smart, as capable, as anyone. They have been taught robotic process automation, how to write and develop software robots successfully, efficiently, and effectively. It has been done economically,” Jon Levingston, the executive director of the Clarksdale Chamber of Commerce, said of the program through the San Jose-based PeopleShores. “We learn that we often label people by virtue of race and socioeconomic status. By doing so we limit our possibilities, and when we cease to do this, we enlarge our possibilities, and create opportunity in areas of the country that desperately need those opportunities. I think that that’s what we’ve done here.”

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