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Why people hate on diversity and inclusion

The word diversity and its close relatives, inclusion and equality, are positive by most objective standards and dictionaries.

Yet when they fall on certain ears, these words can raise hackles and bring out hives. And it’s interesting to ask, why is that? Why wouldn’t someone subscribe to the…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 14, 2017 at 1:41pm — No Comments

New research shows Latinos closing the racial gap on college degrees

Latino students have made progress closing the college graduation gap between themselves and their white peers, but results vary widely by institution, a new study shows.

The college graduation gap between Latinos and whites is 10 percentage points on average, according to A Look at…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 14, 2017 at 1:29pm — No Comments

6 Networking tips for MBA students

As the world becomes more competitive each day, it has become imperative to understand one’s strengths and weaknesses at an early stage. Be it in business, technology, hospitality, healthcare, you name it—interacting with the industry players on a regular basis has become a necessity.

Here’s six…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 14, 2017 at 1:22pm — No Comments

Marketing to third generation Hispanics: It's more than speaking Spanish

Hispanics in the U.S. have quickly become one of the fastest growing minorities in the U.S. This is no surprise. However, many companies seem to be marketing a general Hispanic audience and not dissecting into smaller categories, such as third generation Hispanics.

Hispanics in the U.S. have quickly…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 11, 2017 at 12:31pm — No Comments

Bilingual staff just the start to success

At Downey Nissan in Downey, Calif., two women — a Hispanic marketing director and a Nepalese general sales manager — have teamed up to lead a sales surge to Hispanic consumers.

Through August, Downey Nissan sold 1,899 new vehicles to Hispanic customers. That was almost double the 970…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 11, 2017 at 11:29am — No Comments

Jobless rate for Latinos drops to a record low

The unemployment rate among Latino and Hispanic Americans fell to 4.7 percent in November, the lowest level on records since 1973.

That figure comes with an asterisk, though: Like other categories of the U.S. population, a smaller proportion of Latinos either have a job or are looking for one than…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 11, 2017 at 11:21am — No Comments

Should you pause your job search over the Holidays?

December is a busy month. You’re trying to tie up loose ends as the year winds down, scrambling to find gifts for family and friends, attending a variety of holiday events, and gearing up for the start of another year. It can be easy to think that, just as you’re super busy, employers are too.…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 7, 2017 at 7:21pm — No Comments

Aspiring Latino lawyers wanted

As the U.S. faces a need for more Latino lawyers, there’s a nationally renowned local university that can help prepare young Latinos for a career in the world of law.

According to a report from NBC News (link is external) earlier this year, Hispanics represent 18 percent of the U.S. population…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 7, 2017 at 7:13pm — No Comments

Making the most of holiday parties

We’ve all been there. There’s a company holiday party you’d rather not attend – or maybe your next door neighbors are throwing an event that you just can’t avoid. Whatever the occasion, these parties can be draining during the holidays. This is especially true for those of us who are introverts,…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 4, 2017 at 1:04pm — No Comments

Mostly white male tech sector needs government help on diversity

The technology sector is the vanguard of innovation, but it still looks like a good ol’ boys network.

Not only is it made up overwhelmingly of white men, but the percentage of tech workers who are black decreased in recent years, while the portion of women in the industry was stagnant and the…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 4, 2017 at 12:53pm — No Comments

Connecting with Hispanics in your community this holiday season

As in most cultures, shopping and gift-giving are important parts of the holiday season for many Hispanics. According to recent research by ThinkNow Retail, 33 percent of Hispanics say they will be spending more this holiday season than they did last year, compared to 30 percent across all markets.…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 4, 2017 at 12:38pm — No Comments

Networking during the holidays

While we often see the holidays portrayed as “the busiest time of the year,” it’s also a time when people like to catch up with others they haven’t seen or connected with in a while. In this two-part series, you’ll explore some tips for building your personal and professional networks during…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 30, 2017 at 10:23am — No Comments

Mexico ranks first in Latin America in World Bank’s Doing Business Index

Doing business in Latin America can be a slow and complicated process.

The most recent report from Doing Business makes that evident, as the World Bank publication revealed its ranking of the difficulty of working in various countries. Only one country in Latin America placed within the top…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 30, 2017 at 10:03am — No Comments

Unleashing Latino-owned business potential

Latino Americans are starting businesses at three times the rate of the general population thus playing an important role in driving US economic vibrancy through their outsized contribution to new business creation. However, Latino-owned businesses (LOBs) fail to scale in size and revenue at the…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 30, 2017 at 9:40am — No Comments

Ambicultural Latinas at forefront of crossover trend

Hispanic women are rapidly becoming an economic and social powerhouse in the United States, with rising rates of entrepreneurship, educational attainment and delayed marriage, according to a recently released Nielsen report. These advances are emerging as…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 27, 2017 at 1:48pm — No Comments

Use holiday gatherings to fire up your job search and build confidence

According to a recent LinkedIn survey, 85 percent of people find their next job through some form of networking. With the holidays approaching, I find myself once again thinking about the role that friends and family can play for someone who is looking to make a career change.

I always…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 27, 2017 at 1:27pm — No Comments

How Pixar made sure ‘Coco’ was culturally conscious

When the Pixar writer and director Lee Unkrich received the green light in 2011 to develop his follow-up to “Toy Story 3,” the best picture nominee that made his career, his initial excitement dissolved into fear.

Mr. Unkrich, 50, hadn’t caught sophomore jitters. He knew his idea for a new…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 27, 2017 at 1:11pm — No Comments

20 jobs that will earn you over $100,000

Trying to find a job that pays over $100,000? You'll need to start planning early, according to a new list of high-paying jobs compiled by job search engine Indeed.

Indeed's list of 20 jobs that pay over $100,000 is dominated by jobs in the health and tech industry. The top six highest paying jobs…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 22, 2017 at 4:33am — No Comments

Disney's 'Coco' is a smash hit in Mexico, fueling big hopes for its US release

In the era of Donald Trump, it doesn’t take much to see political undertones in just about everything. Including the new Disney-Pixar film, "Coco."

Built around the Mexican holiday, Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, the movie is about Miguel, a 12-year-old boy from rural Mexico who dreams…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 22, 2017 at 4:16am — No Comments

Hispanics as Pet Market Consumers in the US

The past decade has seen a dramatic increase in the number of Hispanic pet owners in the United States. Between 2007 and 2016 the number of Latinos with pets in their homes skyrocketed from 11.4 million to 20.4 million as the pet ownership rate among Hispanics grew from 40% to 55%.

Pet ownership has…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 22, 2017 at 4:08am — No Comments

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