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Featured Blog Posts – March 2015 Archive (28)

Google supports tech diversity programs for Hispanics and African Americans

It is no secret that Hispanics and African Americans are continuously missing in tech companies, especially in Silicon Valley, which is home to some of the world’s most powerful tech companies.

Google is looking to change that with a new pilot program called CODE2040 in three cities, Chicago, Austin and Durham, N.C.

The San Francisco nonprofit will give minority…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 31, 2015 at 10:14am — No Comments

Increased financial preparedness among Hispanics

Nearly three-quarters of all Hispanics (74 percent) say they feel better positioned financially than they were three years ago, and that may be better prepared for potential financial crises.

So reports Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) in a new report, "Financial Resiliency,” which examines perceptions Hispanics have of their finances…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 30, 2015 at 5:01pm — No Comments

Hispanic employment recovers to pre-recession level

Hispanics are the only major U.S. race or ethnic group whose employment level has returned to pre-recession levels, The New York Times reports. The report notes that employment among Hispanics increased 5 percent over the last year, a surge driven in part by the recovering construction industry.

"The construction industry as a whole gained over half a million jobs (in…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 30, 2015 at 4:33pm — No Comments

5 expert tips for refreshing your career

March typically marks the beginning of the spring-cleaning season, when we start to shake off the winter doldrums, open up the windows and roll up our sleeves to scrub away the dirt and cobwebs.

But cleaning house right now may not only be good for your abode—it could also prove beneficial to your career.

And it looks like a lot of us could use a little "spring…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 26, 2015 at 3:19pm — No Comments

Seven reasons to nurture your network

Your network is useful to you at different stages in your working life so it’s vital that you find time to keep nurturing it. If you neglect your network when you think you don’t need it, it will neglect you when you need it most.

Everyone hates that one person in their network who only gets in touch when they need something. Here’s why you need to continuously nurture…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 23, 2015 at 12:03pm — No Comments

4 reasons your business should market to the Hispanic community

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it is has taken place,” said the famous playwright George Bernard Shaw. Although many U.S. retailers believe they are communicating their message to the American people, there is one community they all too often miss -- the country’s Hispanic community -- and that’s too bad.

One good reason is the numbers:…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 23, 2015 at 11:58am — No Comments

Are Leaders Born Or Made?

Are leaders born or made? This is a debate as timeless as the question “Which came first: the chicken or the egg?”

Some people think leaders are born—they naturally possess the social intelligence and charisma that motivates others to work together. Others believe that leaders are made—they build their skills with practice, experience and mentoring.

So which is…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 23, 2015 at 11:53am — No Comments

Boating industry targets growth from U.S. Hispanics

The boating industry wants to see more Hispanics enjoying the waterways.

Boat manufacturers, dealers and suppliers know their future depends on boosting business among the country's largest minority group, at 17 percent of the population. By 2050, Latinos will double in number to 106 million, or nearly 27 percent of U.S. residents, the census projects.

Yet today,…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 23, 2015 at 11:45am — No Comments

America's Hispanics - From minor to major

In three terms representing Colorado in Congress, John Salazar got used to angry voters calling him a Mexican and not a proper American. During fights over the Obamacare health-insurance law, a constituent told him to “go back where you came from”. The attacks were misplaced. Mr Salazar is proud of his Hispanic heritage, but he comes from a place with deeper American roots than…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 23, 2015 at 11:25am — No Comments

Roberto Escalante new Chief Operating Officer of the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

The Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (IHCC) is welcoming their newest edition to their team Roberto Escalante. He will be taking on the position of IHCC’s-”Chief Operating Officer.” Roberto is incredibly knowledgeable and will contribute his business expertise to his new role.

Escalante has been serving as a Director of the USDOTs Great Lakes Region Small Business…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 19, 2015 at 11:57am — No Comments

Arabel Alva Rosales appointed to CTA Board of Directors

Last week, Governor Bruce Rauner appointed Arabel Alva Rosales to the Chicago Transit Authority’s Board of Directors. Rosales is the President & CEO of AAR & Assocs., Ltd., an IHCC Executive Member. She also serves on IHCC’s Board of Directors. We are very excited to see Arabel in another prominent leadership position in the community. Check out the excerpt from the…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 19, 2015 at 11:51am — No Comments

CAGLCC Hires New Executive Director Gerardo Rodriguez

With more than a decade of experience leading entrepreneurs in diversity and inclusion markets, Gerardo Rodriguez has championed tasks to instill sound teaming ventures, develop strategic business alliances, and ensure all small diverse businesses benefit from diversity programs within major corporations and government agencies.

During his tenure as a professional…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 19, 2015 at 11:36am — No Comments

Hispanics under-represented among doctors

From 1980 until 2010, while the Latino population in the United States was skyrocketing, the number of Latino physicians, per capita, dropped precipitously, according to a new national study.

The nation’s Latino population rose 243 percent between 1980 and 2010, the study of detailed census data found. During that same period, the number of Latino medical doctors per…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 17, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

The good and the bad on Hispanic jobs numbers

Latinos have been getting hired for new jobs at a faster pace than any other group according to job figures released earlier this month. The increase in employment is largely driven by two components: a construction boom in states like Texas, lower rates of immigration from places like Mexico. The rate of retiring of Anglo baby boomers is also helping out.

However the…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 17, 2015 at 10:29am — No Comments

Without Hispanics, America's Corporations Can't Grow and Compete

The cultural demographic shift in the United States is about the workplace and marketplace telling us it’s becoming less about the business defining the individual and more about the individual defining the business. This is exactly what Hispanics are awakening corporations to, as they begin to recognize that young professionals entering the workforce are in search of…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 17, 2015 at 10:13am — No Comments

How Hispanic Gen Z will change everything

Marketers have focused on millennials for nearly a decade, making them among the most-studied group of young adults. But as the tail end of millennials turn 21 and graduate from college, it’s time to turn our attention to next major consumer group – those under 21.

While there is no agreement on their label or exact range of birth years, most demographers…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 13, 2015 at 10:43am — No Comments

6 tips for overcoming job-search writer's block

It’s common for people to have trouble talking about themselves and their accomplishments. But when you’re putting together a resume or cover letter, you don’t want to have to struggle to get the words on the page. Writer’s block is a real pain, but I’ve got several tips to help you work through it as you put your application together.

Train…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 13, 2015 at 10:40am — No Comments

The new frontier for Hispanic Business

America is home to more than 53 million Hispanics, and we play a critical role in supporting our nation's economy and way of life. To ensure the continued prosperity of our families and businesses, we must explore new frontiers for growth. One of those frontiers is the administration's bipartisan trade agenda.

Today, there are 3.2 million Hispanic-owned…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 13, 2015 at 10:34am — No Comments

Read biographies of discussion panelists for the 2015 Banking and Finance Networking Forum

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Ruth Diaz, EYC News

Ruth Diaz is an international latina model & entertainer TV reporter that has worked in Paraguay, London, Miami, LA, Las Vegas, NY and Chicago. She was the main model for La Tan and Beaute Ultrasonic by America Beauty Elite, Vision Latina Magazine Chicago and…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 11, 2015 at 12:29am — No Comments

La Raza Newspaper receives prestigious national award from 'Editor & Publisher'

For 45 years, Spanish-language newspaper La Raza has strived to become the leading source of news and community coverage for Hispanics in the Chicago area. Their strengths, according to general manager Jimena Catarivas Corbett, can be found within their editorial content and their circulation strategy. “We produce local content with a unique point of view that can’t be found…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 9, 2015 at 1:53pm — No Comments

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