February 2013 Blog Posts (22)

Hispanics in the U.S. Remain an Untapped Market

Credit unions from the West Coast to the South and the Midwest are waking up to the fact that reaching out to potential Hispanic members is an important part insuring a growth for the industry.

According to U.S. Census Bureau estimates, there are roughly 52.0 million Hispanics living in the United States, representing approximately 16.7% of the total population,…


Added by HispanicPro on February 27, 2013 at 10:24pm — No Comments

The Future of Latinos and Social Media

It was Social Media Week in Miami and I had the honor to be part of the LATISM panel "The Evolution of Hispanic Social Media" with Fernando Rodríguez and Cristina Rua from the Ford Motor team and Juan Rótulo, digital editor of PeopleenEspañol.com.

I was asked by many fellow tweeps to share some of the discussions. The panel was too intense (and extensive), making…


Added by HispanicPro on February 27, 2013 at 6:31pm — No Comments

Social networking: Gen Xers connect online as often as they socialize in person

Young adults in Generation X are as likely to connect with friends, family and co-workers online as they are in person, according to a University of Michigan study.

In a typical month, adults in their late 30s report that they engaged in about 75 face-to-face contacts or conversations, compared to about 74 electronic contracts through personal emails or social…


Added by HispanicPro on February 25, 2013 at 1:37pm — No Comments

Get a Job! Social Networking vs. ​Résumés

Did you know that even with a spotless résumé, you can still end up at the bottom of the candidate pool? There’s a group ahead of you, a group that’s gone the extra step in their search. Who am I talking about? The networkers.

“It’s not what you know, it’s who you know” is more than a poignant cliché, especially in today’s market. A good number of the…


Added by HispanicPro on February 25, 2013 at 12:59pm — No Comments

Niche can be best when it comes to networking

"A lot of business comes through networking groups," runs the received wisdom. But are the standard versions the best choice for your business? A number of niche networks are starting to emerge – is it worth picking the right one and sticking with that instead?

Steve Bustin, a journalist, trainer and PR man from Vada Media in Brighton, thinks it may be. He began…


Added by HispanicPro on February 25, 2013 at 12:23pm — No Comments

Our Hispanic Brand is Under Assault

Sol Trujillo, the only American to lead a major telecommunications company on three continents, is not one to rest on his laurels as a top corporate executive. He uses his uncommon access to decision-makers in Corporate America, electronic and print media, the entertainment industry, and to policy-makers in the public sector to help them understand and appreciate what…


Added by Leaders on February 22, 2013 at 10:50am — No Comments

Hispanics: California’s Next Majority

A report published in January by the state of California projects that Hispanics will become the state's largest demographic group early next year and will represent nearly half of all residents by 2060.

Most of the growth among Hispanics has been in Southern California and the Central Valley, while Asians now make up one in four residents in many counties in…


Added by HispanicPro on February 21, 2013 at 1:51pm — No Comments

Training for Jobs - Allied Health and Office Management


The National Latino Education Institute (NLEI) will begin three professional training programs during March at its main campus, 2011 West Pershing Road in Chicago. These training programs can lead to careers in allied health and medical office management.  

The Electronic Medical Records program begins on March 12th; the Medical Office…


Added by Frank A. Diaz on February 21, 2013 at 9:23am — No Comments

HispanicPro proudly present at the USHLI 31st National Conference

By Gabriela Fernandez

Travel journalist and web content writer

at International TEFL Academy

Members of HispanicPro were present at the 31st National Conference of the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI),…


Added by HispanicPro on February 19, 2013 at 10:47am — No Comments

USHLI National Conference Presents Forum on Latina Glass Ceiling Busters and Their Stories

The United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI) today announced the panelists for a forum on "Latina Glass Ceiling Busters: Their Stories", which will be presented at 2:30-4pm on Friday, February 15 during its 31st National Conference in Chicago. Panelists will include Ambassador Carmen Lomellin, State's Attorney Anita Alvarez, and Shayla Rivera.…


Added by Leaders on February 15, 2013 at 6:11am — No Comments

Weekday discount tickets for the Chicago Auto Show are now available at all Fifth Third banking centers in Illinois and Northern Indiana

The Chicago Auto Show will be held Feb. 9-18 at McCormick Place, Lake Shore Drive at 23rd St. In addition to serving as an official weekday discount ticket repository, Fifth Third will host an interactive display where the public can enjoy racing simulators, see the bank's #17 NASCAR Ford Fusion, and talk to bankers about all things related to auto…


Added by HispanicPro on February 12, 2013 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Latinos Breaking into Comic Books

“Come here. You've got a head you don't need,” America Chavez, a.k.a. Miss America, tells established Marvel Comics character Loki, the god of mischief.

With her short shorts, boots and American flag-colored jacket, "tough girl" Chavez is yet another Latino moving to the forefront of a Marvel Comics franchise in Young Avengers Vol. 2 Issue number one.

“People out…


Added by Leaders on February 10, 2013 at 10:04pm — No Comments

Nely Galan to keynote Latina Empowerment Breakfast at USHLI National Conference

Nely Galan, the media dynamo and one of the entertainment industry's savviest and firebrand talents, will keynote the Latina Empowerment Breakfast at USHLI's 31st national conference. Her address is scheduled for 7:30am, Friday, February 15, at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers, located at 301 E. North Water Street in Chicago.

Nely Galan has done it all,…


Added by Leaders on February 10, 2013 at 12:32pm — No Comments

Dennis Van Roekel, President of the National Education Association, to keynote USHLI 2013 National Conference Educational Achievement Luncheon

Dennis Van Roekel is a long-time activist for children and public education and taught mathematics for 23 years. The NEA represents over three (3) million public school employees. As a well-known and respected advocate for quality public schools, he is committed to improving student learning and improving the teaching profession. Under his leadership the NEA has…


Added by Leaders on February 10, 2013 at 8:11am — No Comments

Richard Montañez of PepsiCo to Keynote USHLI Conference

Richard Montañez, an executive responsible for Multicultural Sales & Community Activation, will headline the Corporate and Community Awards Dinner at 7:30pm, Friday, February 15, at the 31st USHLI National Conference. The Awards Dinner will be held at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers.

Richard Montañez started his PepsiCo career at Frito-Lay in 1976 as a…


Added by Leaders on February 8, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Latino Joblessness Rose, but Employers Added 157K Jobs

The unemployment rate for the nation’s largest minority group rose to 9.7 percent in January from 9.6 percent in December, according to a labor report released Friday.

The Latino numbers mirrored those of the general population, which saw a rise in unemployment from 7.8 percent to 7.9 percent in December. The rate is calculated from a survey of households, and more…


Added by HispanicPro on February 6, 2013 at 2:46pm — No Comments

More diversity likely in next Obama job selections

As he prepares to announce a new wave of Cabinet and other senior posts, President Barack Obama is aiming to put a more diverse face on his administration – an image that was missing as he filled the first round of vacancies of his second term with a parade of white men.

Obama is said to be looking at women, Latinos and openly gay candidates for top slots at the…


Added by HispanicPro on February 6, 2013 at 1:29pm — No Comments

Hon. Hilda Solis to Receive Prestigious Award

The Hon. Hilda Solis, former Secretary of Labor, will receive special recognition at the 31st National Conference of the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI), which will be held February 14-17, 2013, in Chicago. She will receive the Edward R. Roybal - Henry B. Gonzalez Award for Excellence in Public Service.

In making the announcement Dr. Juan…


Added by Leaders on February 6, 2013 at 8:48am — No Comments

Childhood cancer in Hispanics on the rise

This year an estimated 1.6 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer and more than 580,000 will die from it.

However, there is an even more alarming statistic.

Among Hispanics, cancer has now overtaken heart disease as the leading killer. This also includes a rise among kids with cancer.

“The number is rising and it is not going away, well as we…


Added by HispanicPro on February 4, 2013 at 1:32pm — No Comments

NAHP Mourns the Loss of Board President Ezequiel "Zeke" Montes, Jr.,1948-2013

It is with great sadness that the NAHP Board of Directors shares news of the loss of a dear colleague and friend, NAHP President Ezequiel "Zeke" Montes. Mr. Montes passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2013, from complications due to pneumonia, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife and business partner of more than 40 years, Rosalinda; children, Patricia, Christine, Edward,…


Added by HispanicPro on February 4, 2013 at 1:02pm — No Comments

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