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14 Latinas Share Advice That Will Motivate You In 2019

Every January 1st we're all setting goals and intentions for the 12 months ahead and somehow every February most of us have already fallen off the wagon.

14 trailblazing Latinas — from founders to NASA engineers — share advice that have carried them through their careers and allowed them to push forward even when roadblocks hit. The goal with…

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Added by HispanicPro on January 13, 2019 at 7:59pm — No Comments

Vivipay targets underbanked Hispanic community

ViViPAY has developed a complete ecosystem of financial solutions for the unbanked and underbanked populations. According to a 2015 FDIC study, over 40% of the U.S. Latino community are unbanked or underbanked without access to basic financial services that everyone deserves. Members also receive access to Claro mobile services integrated directly into…

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Added by HispanicPro on January 13, 2019 at 7:53pm — No Comments

The importance of Latino entrepreneurs

Though they face constraints, immigrant Latino entrepreneurs make important contributions to the economy, generating $36.5 billion annually in business income.

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy, roughly 1.2 million of the 12.2 million business owners in the United States are immigrant Latinos. In fact, the…

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Added by HispanicPro on January 13, 2019 at 7:15pm — No Comments

Chicago Yacht Club announces Lou Sandoval new Commodore

The Chicago Yacht Club announced today that its membership has elected the club’s officers and Board of Directors. The 2019 club officers are Lou Sandoval, Commodore; Nicholas Berberian, Vice Commodore; Dwain Lutzow, Rear Commodore; Louis Rosenthal, Treasurer; and Rick Lillie, Secretary. All five officers began their tenure on January 1,…

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Added by HispanicPro on January 10, 2019 at 12:17am — No Comments

Minorities Poised to Take Advantage of Oil and Gas Boom

For African-Americans and Latinos, the path to upward mobility in the oil and gas industry remains filled with both hurdles and hope.

A 2017 U.S. Labor Department analysis revealed that African-American workers held just 9 percent of the jobs in oil and gas extraction and, despite the boom in the industry over the past decade, Black Americans…

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Added by HispanicPro on January 9, 2019 at 10:33pm — No Comments

5 Tips for a More Efficient Job Search in 2019

Now that the holidays have wrapped up, a growing number of companies will no doubt begin focusing their efforts on hiring. And that's good news if you're looking to get yourself a new job in the coming year. That said, looking for work can be a full-time job by itself, so it pays to approach the process strategically. Here are five ways to maximize…

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Added by HispanicPro on January 9, 2019 at 10:25pm — No Comments

2019 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Business

What New Year’s resolutions are on your list this year?

Today marks the 10th day of the New Year. Have you stuck to your New Year’s Resolutions for your business? Or are you still working on what you’d like to do for the year?

Planning and executing a strategy at the start of the New Year is a great way to ensure you accomplish your…

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Added by HispanicPro on January 9, 2019 at 10:16pm — No Comments

Historic Latino student wave reshapes many colleges

More Latino students than ever are moving through high school to the doorstep of college, challenging higher education to adapt to a new demographic reality.

Striving to climb the social ladder, these young Americans are rapidly reshaping the marketplace for college recruiting. They are less affluent than others and less likely to have parents…

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Added by HispanicPro on January 6, 2019 at 10:09pm — No Comments

Only 45 Latinos have top staff jobs in U.S. House

The top staff of House members is overwhelmingly white, with 313 representatives — about three-quarters — having no racial minorities in their offices’ top three positions, according to a new report.

Just 13.7 percent of staffers, or 152 of 1,110, who work as chiefs of staff, legislative directors or communications directors are people of color,…

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Added by HispanicPro on January 6, 2019 at 9:11pm — No Comments

What job hunters should expect in 2019

If you are starting to think about looking for a new job, there are new protocols and "rules" to learn before dropping your resume on every online job board. Although the job market is in your favor, employers still dictate the process.

Here's what you need to know to land a new job in the new year.…

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Added by HispanicPro on January 6, 2019 at 8:53pm — No Comments

How men and women use their networks differently

It’s been said that it’s not what you know but who you know. And there is a long history of men getting to positions of power by leveraging their connections.

The difference in the way men and women approach networking can have a big impact on career opportunities. Here are six ways women can leverage their connections for the same kind of boost…

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Added by HispanicPro on January 3, 2019 at 10:24am — No Comments

The stunning success of Latino-owned businesses spurs Entrepreneurship

Average annual revenue of Latino-owned business increased from $258,702 in 2016-17 to $327,189 in 2017-18, an increase of 26.5%, according to a new study of more than 28,000 businesses conducted by Biz2Credit.

Much of the growth can be attributed to the overall strength of the U.S. economy. Success breeds confidence, and applications for small…

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Added by HispanicPro on January 3, 2019 at 10:21am — No Comments

IHCC Welcomes Jaime di Paulo New President & CEO



Chicago, IL. - January 2, 2019

The Board of Directors of the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (IHCC) has appointed Jaime di Paulo as the new President and CEO. Mr. di Paulo, formerly the Executive Director of the Little Village Chamber of Commerce (LVCC) for the last five years, was selected by the IHCC Board,…

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Added by HispanicPro on January 2, 2019 at 3:26pm — No Comments

Young Latinos use VR to reunite immigrant families

There are millions of immigrants in the U.S. who cannot leave the country because of their current immigration status and who have not been home in decades.

Two young Latinos are using technology and their immigration experiences to connect families who are separated by countries and continents.…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 31, 2018 at 1:54pm — No Comments

Latino philanthropists issue $150k in local grants, pledge $1m more

The Latino Community Foundation has announced $150,000 in grants to local nonprofits as well as a $1 million commitment for 2019.

The following organizations are sharing the $150,000 in grants:

— Arte Américas

— Centro La Familia Advocacy Services

— Community Center for the Arts and Technology

— Education and Leadership…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 31, 2018 at 12:09pm — No Comments

5 tips for staying interested in your career

Do you wake up feeling pumped about work, or wanting to stay in bed? So much of our lives is spent working. Don’t waste those precious hours doing something you don’t care about. At the very least, you should be interested in what you do.

Only 13% of employees worldwide say they are engaged in their jobs.…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 31, 2018 at 11:50am — No Comments

The relationship between Hispanics and Technology

The relationship between Hispanics and technology may seem contradictory in some ways. On the one hand, research conducted by Pew in 2015 has shown that Hispanics are less likely to have an internet connection at home.

Meanwhile, a report by PwC noted something entirely different. It characterized Hispanics as “early tech adopters” and a…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 27, 2018 at 11:15am — No Comments

The power of Diversity

It is no secret that the tech industry has reshaped how society lives – from ordering weekly groceries online, recording fitness goals, revolutionizing healthcare and everything in between. Technology is intrinsic to almost every single thing people do.

With this in mind, the industry creating these ground-breaking solutions must represent the…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 27, 2018 at 11:01am — No Comments

A one-page resume may be hurting your job search

Job-seekers are used to hearing the same advice, on repeat: Always send a thank-you. Don't lie on your resume. Oh, and that resume -- make sure it's no longer than one page.

Except … that last one might not be so true anymore. As more and more hiring is done online, the one-page rule seems to be going out the window, according to hiring managers…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 27, 2018 at 10:40am — No Comments

Five easily forgotten job search tips

There are many moving parts to a job search: research, networking, writing, applying, following up. The list goes on and on. It’s easy to get overwhelmed. Here are five easy, yet important tasks that are easily forgotten:

Consider job search your job. Set a daily schedule. Wake up at the same time you would when you were…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 24, 2018 at 8:39am — No Comments

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