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Featured Blog Posts – November 2014 Archive (27)

Verizon Wireless Unveils New Technology Destination on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile

Academy and GRAMMY Award winning artist Jennifer Hudson helps unwrap store and launch holiday season

CHICAGO (Nov. 15, 2014) - Today, Verizon Wireless unveiled its newest Destination Store on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile (840 N. Michigan Ave.), with Jennifer Hudson attending as the store’s first customer. At 10,000 square feet of retail space, it…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 26, 2014 at 10:58am — No Comments

Banks Improving Experience for Hispanic Consumers

The banking experience for Hispanic consumers has improved over the past year, according to the second annual TD Bank Checking Experience Index survey. In 2014, 84% of Hispanic consumers describe their day-to-day experience with their checking account as “excellent” or “very good,” up 4 percentage points since 2013.

Nearly all (95%) of Hispanic consumers surveyed…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 26, 2014 at 10:01am — No Comments

Latinos' Love Affair With "Clubbing"

If by "clubbing" you think I refer to a Friday evening trendsetter or Saturday midnight music lover, actually I was referring to that apple of the CPG manufacturers' eye, Hispanic shoppers. That is, the regular weekend Latino customers at Sam's Club, Costco Wholesale, BJ's Wholesale Club, and other shopper club stores across America.

Latino shoppers are quite the…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 26, 2014 at 9:58am — No Comments

10 tips to accelerate your engineering career

There are times over the course of an engineer’s career where it can feel like the rate of moving forward comes to a slow crawl or worse a stand still. This period of slow career growth can strike at any time whether the engineer is green and entry level or a seasoned senior professional. There are many different causes for a stagnating career ranging from being stuck…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 24, 2014 at 10:40am — No Comments

Kellogg survey reveals optimism in Latino community

A national poll conducted by Latino Decisions for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation revealed that, despite concerns of increasing discrimination and inequities for Latinos and their families in the United States, there is a prevailing sense of optimism about the future.

On Nov. 12, the Battle Creek-based W.K. Kellogg Foundation, in partnership with Univision…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 24, 2014 at 10:35am — No Comments

National Latino Education Institute empowers students

Margoth Reyes said she knew from an early age that she wanted to help people, especially those near where she grew up in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood. The Texas native, 31, said she struggled as a child but always wanted a better future than what she saw around her.

"I'm not out on the streets, I'm not a drug dealer or a gangbanger or anything," Reyes said.…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 24, 2014 at 10:31am — No Comments

4 Job Search Strategies That Can Backfire

If you're looking for a new job, you've likely read up on how to land your next great position. But beware: Not all of tips are worth following. Here are four job search strategies that look good in print but can actually cost you that new opportunity.

1. Taking a scattergun approach to résumé submissions.

While "résumé bombing" may seem like a good…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 20, 2014 at 3:02pm — No Comments

Latinas do have the DNA for success

San Jose State, a university that prides itself on its diversity, has added yet another racially charged incident to it’s ever growing list of offensive behavior occurring on campus.

Former Tower Foundation board member Wanda Ginner allegedly made remarks regarding Latinas ability to succeed during a February meeting in the presence of presidential cabinet member…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 20, 2014 at 2:54pm — No Comments

Hispanic Talent Is the Future for Big Companies

For over a decade, Hispanics have been the largest minority in the U.S. This group will represent the largest component of the workforce in California as early as next year. By 2050, Hispanics will represent over half of the nation’s workforce.

Obviously, this cohort is likely to be an important source of talent for major corporations over the years ahead. Not…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 20, 2014 at 2:46pm — No Comments

5 Predictions For Hispanic Online Marketing In 2015

This time of year is particularly exciting for me as I get to work on my true passion: developing Hispanic digital strategies for our clients. As we wrap up 2015 planning, five key themes have emerged that I expect to come to life in the Hispanic online market next year.

1. Hispennials will be the “It” consumer.

Move over, Latina moms –…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 17, 2014 at 2:06pm — No Comments

Tips to Network Like a Pro

People want to buy products and services from businesses run by people they like, know and trust. This means that as a small business owner, your personal network becomes your net worth in business. You must work at building great word of mouth about your business -- to grow sales and encourage customers to come back for more. Growing your business with repeat customers…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 17, 2014 at 1:55pm — No Comments

Why You Should Ramp Up Your Job Search During the Holidays

"No one gets a job around the holidays. It's a good time to take a break and relax until things ramp up in the new year." Are you hearing this advice, or convincing yourself it's true? If so, you could be missing out on an amazing career or job opportunity.

In fact, the holiday season can be the best time to look for a job. It is a big mistake to take a break…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 17, 2014 at 1:50pm — No Comments

Read biographies of Feature Guests for the Professionals in Healthcare Networking Forum, Wednesday November 19

Read bios of Feature Guests for the Professionals in Healthcare Networking Forum, Wednesday November 19 at Vertigo Sky Lounge. 

PANELISTS

Susana Gonzalez, MHA, MSN, RN, CNML - Director, Women Services, MacNeal Hospital, President - Illinois Hispanic Nurses Association

Susana González…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 14, 2014 at 12:18pm — No Comments

Career Advice for the Office Holiday Party

Once thought gone for good, the office holiday party appears to be staging a comeback. While these parties offer you the opportunity to socialize with your business associates in an informal setting -- make no mistake about it, they are business events! I've witnessed and heard many people commit career suicide due to their inappropriate behavior and conversation at…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 13, 2014 at 2:36pm — No Comments

Surprise driver of holiday spending: Minorities

The minority consumer may be the unlikely hero of holiday 2014.

With the economy mostly back on its feet thank to an improving economy, job gains and lower gas prices, minority consumers — Hispanics, African Americans and Asian Americans — will boost their holiday purchases more than the general population this Christmas, and be a central driver of seasonal…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 13, 2014 at 2:13pm — No Comments

¿Hablas español? Sprint wants bilingual staff

Led by one of the world's most prominent Hispanic executives, Sprint Corp. needs staff who can speak English and Spanish.

Although mostly in sales or retail positions, the Overland Park-based carrier (NYSE: S) is looking for dozens of bilingual staff to fill jobs throughout the U.S. With a majority located in California, Texas and Florida, Sprint hopes to fill…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 13, 2014 at 1:19pm — No Comments

As numbers grow, recognizing generations of Latino Veterans

As the nation honors its veterans, government officials point to the growing numbers of Latinos in the military, while Hispanic scholars and historians remind us of the generations of Hispanics who have proudly served our country.

Latinos make up about 6 percent of U.S. military veterans, according to a September 2014 report by the National Center for Veterans…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 11, 2014 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Making broadband work for all Latinas

Women make up nearly 51 percent of the total U.S. population. The Latina share of the U.S. female population stands at 16.4 percent and is expected to grow to 25.7 percent by 2050. Despite these numbers, women and Latinas are woefully underrepresented in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields – one of the fastest growing sectors in the…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 10, 2014 at 12:01pm — No Comments

Promoting Entrepreneurship among Millennials

Young Americans want to start their own businesses, but the weak economy, high student-debt levels, and a complicated legal and regulatory framework—as well as traditional views about who can be an entrepreneur and what constitutes entrepreneurship—are holding them back. More than half of Millennials today express a desire to start a business, but fewer of them are…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 10, 2014 at 11:41am — No Comments

NBCUniversal makes major investment in its Telemundo Stations to better serve Spanish-language community

Telemundo Stations Hired 160 New Employees, Added Consumer Investigative Units and Are Set to Launch New Newscasts Today.

MIRAMAR, FL – (November 3, 2014) – NBCUniversal today announced a series of enhancements at its 17 Telemundo stations as a result of a major investment made by the company to better serve Spanish-language viewers in the markets it…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 6, 2014 at 1:40pm — No Comments

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