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Career-boosting books to give

Most of us spend an average of 2,080 hours at work each year, our noses pressed firmly to the proverbial grindstone. And that doesn’t count the occasional all-nighter we have to pull when a deadline is about to be missed, or the constant texts, e-mails and message alerts.

For the lucky ones, it’s in the name of doing something they love, saving…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 10, 2018 at 1:11pm — No Comments

Best companies to work for in 2019

The workplace isn't what it used to be. There was a time when you could settle into a plum job and stay there till retirement, everything steady and secure.

That's not the case anymore; the long-term "company man" is pretty much a thing of the past. But Glassdoor reports there are still some damn fine workplaces to land, and some may even…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 10, 2018 at 12:27pm — No Comments

The Latinx-White Wealth Gap

Wealth—a family’s financial net worth—measures how well people are prepared for the future. It allows them to purchase a home, start a business, enjoy a secure retirement, and put their children through school. Wealth also provides security in the face of emergencies, for example, allowing people to pay for unexpected health…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 10, 2018 at 12:13pm — No Comments

Casa Central announces members of its inaugural Emerging Leaders Auxiliary Board

Chicago, Illinois - Casa Central, one of the largest Hispanic serving social service agencies in the midwest, today announced the members of its new Emerging Leaders Auxiliary Board (ELAB). The board is comprised of 22 distinguished young professionals from various industries across the Chicago area. Members of ELAB will…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 6, 2018 at 12:57pm — 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 December 6, 2018 at 11:34am — No Comments

Tech industry cannot overlook pay gap Hispanic women face today

According to the Institute for Women's Policy Research, Hispanic women experience a greater pay gap than any other racial group.

In 2017, Latinas earned 54 cents for every dollar earned by white men, which means it would take more than 22 months for a Latina to earn what a typical white man could make in a year.…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 6, 2018 at 11:16am — No Comments

What Beer Industry Can Teach Brands About U.S. Hispanics

U.S. Hispanics have a tremendous amount of buying power: $1.7 trillion, which is higher than the GDP of Canada. The beer industry has realized this potential and is increasingly targeting this market.

Bud Light and Mexican beer brand Estrella Jalisco, which was recently introduced into the U.S. by Anheuser-Busch, both released ads this summer…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 6, 2018 at 11:09am — No Comments

8 holiday networking tips

The holiday season is the best time to get out to local networking events to meet new people and see old friends. Get started by reviewing your inbox (and spam folders) for invites you might have missed. Follow this by checking Facebook for invites and ideas. RSVP and get out there.

Here are eight tips…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 3, 2018 at 12:19pm — No Comments

This Latina is innovating the baby food industry

Saskia Sorrosa left her role as the Vice President of Marketing at the NBA for a mission-driven career opportunity of her own making. Over the last three years that she launched and developed Fresh Bellies, a baby food startup, she’s learned many lessons about entrepreneurship that a 20-year career hadn’t prepared her for.

“No one ever tells you…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 3, 2018 at 11:55am — No Comments

More Latinos own businesses but can't get capital to grow

Although one in four new businesses are Latino-owned and contribute more than $700 billion in sales to the U.S. economy every year, a new study has found that the businesses face significant barriers that keep them from increasing their revenues and building up wealth.

According to a report titled Latino-Owned Businesses: Shining a Light on…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 3, 2018 at 11:38am — No Comments

Why diverse talent is being found and hired, but not sticking around

Poor retention and a lack of leadership are driving people of color away from the marketing industry—or failing to keep them—almost as fast as they can be recruited.

"We are very gung-ho about finding and encouraging these young people and getting them super excited, and then we kind of throw them to the wolves to figure it out," says Tiffany…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 29, 2018 at 1:58pm — No Comments

How Hispanics can prevent diabetes and heart disease

Hispanic Americans represent 17.6 percent of the present U.S. population, or about 56.6 million people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, people of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central-American or other Spanish culture or origin are projected to comprise 28.6 percent of the U.S. population by the year 2060, or about 119 million…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 29, 2018 at 1:23pm — No Comments

Increasing Latino college completion key for California's economy

For California to maintain its standing as the fifth-largest economy in the world, the state has to produce at least 1.65 million college graduates by 2030. But it won't reach this goal without Latino educational success, and many of the state's schools are not preparing young Hispanics for higher education.…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 26, 2018 at 2:05pm — No Comments

4 powerful takeaways for businesses on the Hispanic market

Technology has fundamentally changed the consumer experience and the marketing rulebook.

According to the Nielsen report, 60 percent of U.S. Hispanics were born or grew on the Internet era vs. 40 percent of non-Hispanics. U.S. Hispanics over-index by 9 percent for smartphone ownership and 99 percent of their households have a wireless phone…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 26, 2018 at 1:53pm — No Comments

Latinos underestimate their own contributions in U.S.

Latinos are launching more new businesses, achieving higher levels of education, and reaching the C-suite of Fortune 500 companies in greater numbers than ever, but more than three-quarters of Latinos recently surveyed were surprised by at least one of these and other similar well-documented facts, as reported in We Are All Human's recently…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 21, 2018 at 11:24am — No Comments

Latinos a powerful force turbocharging small-business growth

There's a powerful force turbocharging small-business growth in the United States that often goes overlooked. It's the Latino contingent that has outstripped all other demographic groups in the sector. The nearly 4.4 million Latino-owned businesses in the United States contribute more than $700 billion to the American economy every year, according to a…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 21, 2018 at 11:16am — No Comments

Sanchez named to Gov Pritzker’s Healthcare Committee

José R. Sánchez, President and CEO of Norwegian American Hospital, was recently appointed part of the Governor Elect‘s Healthcare Committee. As a member of J.B. Pritzker’s transition team, Mr. Sánchez will play a key…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 21, 2018 at 11:03am — No Comments

Clever networking tips that will get you that job

Nothing is quite as fulfilling as having your support system on speed dial. People in your circle tremendously impact on your growth and success, whether in business or career.

In today’s business and professional world, networks account for the majority of opportunities that come your way. It is within these networks that referrals for business…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 19, 2018 at 1:01pm — No Comments

Caring for Latinos requires more than knowing Spanish

Even with the quickly changing landscape in the U.S., experts think healthcare systems aren't prepared to adequately treat the Latino population, which has unique healthcare challenges and needs.

Latinos are 50% more likely to die from diabetes or liver disease than whites. They are also 23% more likely to be obese.

Only a few healthcare…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 19, 2018 at 12:57pm — No Comments

The state of Hispanic-owned businesses

Hispanic-owned businesses are on a roll. Since 2011, the five-year average growth rate in the number of Hispanic-owned businesses has been double or triple the national average for all businesses, according to the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative. All told, Hispanic-owned businesses contribute $700 billion annually to the U.S. economy.…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 19, 2018 at 12:50pm — No Comments

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