Never confuse equality of opportunity with job opportunities. They have nothing to do with each other. Equality of opportunity is a right we enjoy but job opportunities have to be earned. All the equal opportunity and discrimination laws in the world will not get you a job if you don’t deserve one.
Whether or not the job market is really improving is anyone’s guess, but lots of job seekers who think that an improved hiring outlook means they will finally land a position have a nasty surprise waiting.