January 2020 Blog Posts (31)

USA TODAY launches “Hecho en USA”

USA TODAY is launching a new series “Hecho en USA,” or “made in America,” that will tell the stories of the Latino community in the United States. The stories in the series will address issues of national importance and will run in both Spanish and English.

The first three stories in the series published today focus on the topics of bilingual…


Added by HispanicPro on January 9, 2020 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Mayor Lightfoot Announces Alberto Ortega as Director of Workforce Strategy & Business Engagement

Mayor's Press Office    312.744.3334…

Added by HispanicPro on January 8, 2020 at 11:13am — No Comments

College of Lake County rolls out new scholarship program for high-need communities

A new state-funded scholarship program means nearly 200 new College of Lake County students will have all of their costs covered, even receiving help with textbooks and potentially child care.

CLC was one of 15 community colleges across the state to receive money as part of a new grant aimed at expanding short-term workforce training…


Added by HispanicPro on January 5, 2020 at 11:39pm — No Comments

3 things you need to know about a January job search

January is one of the busiest hiring months of the year and recent economic data suggests a favorable environment in 2020 for job seekers. According to the Labor Department, the U.S. unemployment rate continues to hover near a 50-year low.

The tightening labor market has placed job seekers in a position of power.…


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Latina author organizes book drive for migrant families

A good book can take a reader on a journey, but for migrants on an actual journey a book can also uplift, entertain and inspire.

New Mexico author Denise Chavez created Libros para el Viaje, or books for the journey, with that idea in mind.…


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25 Latinos who made an impact on their communities in 2019

While Latinos faced brutal attacks in 2019, including a rise in hate crimes against our communities and vicious political assaults aimed at immigrants and people of color, this year also reminded us of our might. Across fields, our people have been using their voices, talents and smarts to uplift our stories and promote our culture.  …


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Hispanic neighboords may need more CPR training

While Hispanics are the fastest growing minority population in the US, few studies have assessed whether the proportion of Hispanics in a neighborhood associates with bystander CPR delivery and survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.…


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Julián Castro drops out of presidential race

Julián Castro, the former mayor of San Antonio who served as housing secretary under President Barack Obama, said Thursday he is suspending his candidacy and ending his effort to become the nation’s first Latino president.

“I’m so proud of the campaign we’ve run together,” Castro, 45, said in a video released by his campaign.…


Added by HispanicPro on January 2, 2020 at 11:14am — No Comments

It’s the most popular time to job search

New year, new you. New job?

According to data recently analyzed by job site Monster, January and February are the most popular times for people to search for a new job.

Fortunately for job seekers, job openings also increase during the beginning of a new year, as employers embrace their newly refreshed annual budgets.…


Added by HispanicPro on January 2, 2020 at 1:18am — No Comments

The power of Hispanic consumers in the travel industry

Hispanics are strong consumers that account for over $56 billion in leisure travel every year, according to the National Tour Association. When it comes down to the bare facts and travel habits, U.S. Hispanics travel more, taking an average of two trips than non-Hispanics. When they travel, Hispanics outspend non-Hispanics by an average of $300 and…


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U.S. multicultural media revenues: A growth surge in the year ahead

U.S. multicultural media revenues generated from advertising and marketing aimed at Hispanic, African and Asian Americans are projected to grow at an accelerated 6.3% to $28.72 billion in 2020, representing the fastest growth of this burgeoning market in eight year.…


Added by HispanicPro on January 1, 2020 at 11:48pm — No Comments

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