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Coronavirus hiring

84% of recruiters are in the process of adapting their hiring processes to facilitate remote exchanges. Of these, 58% are now using social media networks like LinkedIn, Facebook and even Instagram to connect with potential hires.

A growing army of recruiters are also turning to videoconferencing to screen and interview candidates, as well as AI…


Added by HispanicPro on June 22, 2020 at 12:03am — No Comments

Latino unemployment peaks nationwide

Since April reports from the U.S. Bureau of Labor show Latinos have a jobless rate of 18.9 percent.

Local agencies say the majority of those without work is part of industries where Hispanics are heavily represented.

“Most of the jobs significantly impacted by the virus are the world of retail, dining, and hotels,"…


Added by HispanicPro on June 18, 2020 at 12:44am — No Comments

Latinos, African Americans most likely to change education plans

The pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on the education plans of people of color, with half of Latinos and about 40 percent of black and Asian Americans canceling or otherwise changing their plans.

That's the top-line finding from the latest Public Viewpoint survey from the Strada Education Network. Over all, 35 percent of Americans…


Added by HispanicPro on June 18, 2020 at 12:32am — No Comments

How to ace a virtual job interview

If you’re one of the almost 40 million Americans who has lost a job in the months since the COVID-19 pandemic became a national crisis, you may now be facing a postmodern job search — one where you have to figure out how to virtually replicate a confident handshake during your remote interview.…


Added by HispanicPro on June 18, 2020 at 12:06am — No Comments

Tips for navigating the job market during the COVID-19 pandemic

Whether you’re a recent graduate looking for your first job out of college, or a current student hoping to…


Added by HispanicPro on June 15, 2020 at 10:28am — No Comments

Embrace the new normal of virtual networking

From understanding grants to communicating with employees, it can be beneficial to have someone like-minded to bounce ideas off.

Here are a few ways you can embrace the new normal of virtual networking and expand your professional network without leaving home.…


Added by HispanicPro on June 15, 2020 at 10:21am — No Comments

Joblessness hit Hispanic women hardest as pandemic peaked

Unemployment rates for women of color exceed that of white women. Hispanic women had the highest rate of unemployment (20.2 percent) from mid-March to mid-April, an increase of more than 300 percent since February.…


Added by HispanicPro on June 14, 2020 at 7:11pm — No Comments

Reinvent yourself financially during the crisis

If you cannot learn to make money while you sleep, you will work for the rest of your life. The problem is that during the crisis a lot of people are out of work. You do not want your job to be your only source of income.…


Added by HispanicPro on June 14, 2020 at 11:22am — No Comments

While Chicago reopens, ESDC stills sees need for food assistance

Pilsen-based nonprofit, Economic Strategies Development Corporation (ESDC) known for small business development, continues to partner with companies and community organizations to distribute prepackaged fresh produce and non-perishable goods to hundreds of families in Chicago and other neighborhoods through its Emergency Free Food Distribution Drive program.

With a disproportionate…


Added by HispanicPro on June 12, 2020 at 1:58pm — No Comments

Meet the young Latino voters of 'Every 30 Seconds'

A record 32 million people who identify as Latino will be eligible to vote in the 2020 presidential election in November, according to the Pew Research Center. That’s just over 13% of the US electorate — surpassing eligible black voters for the first time and making Latinos the nation’s largest voter group after whites.

Latinos’ massive growth…


Added by HispanicPro on June 12, 2020 at 12:00am — No Comments

6 job search tips if you've been laid off due to coronavirus

There’s no way around it: The job market is undeniably bleak right now. Despite the grim circumstances, many of the tried-and-true job search methods are still useful. Begin the process of finding a new job with these six tips. …


Added by HispanicPro on June 11, 2020 at 11:05pm — No Comments

Is it safe to return to offices? How to resume work during COVID-19 pandemic

Many essential workers have had no choice but to continue working despite new rules and settings during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Those who normally work in office settings, however, have been wondering when and how they'll be able to go back to work since March — and what kinds of new safety guidelines they may be subject to when they…


Added by HispanicPro on June 7, 2020 at 7:10pm — No Comments

The markets are not the economy

Even as 20.5 million people lost their jobs in April, the S&P 500 stock index logged its best month in 33 years. After a few weeks of wild swings, the market is down a mere 9.3 percent this year and 13.5 percent from its peak — what most investors would consider a correction.

On Friday, after the government released the staggering…


Added by HispanicPro on June 7, 2020 at 6:32pm — No Comments

Tips for pivoting to a job you love

Finding a new job in the field you’ve worked in for years can be a challenge. Switching to a new career track can be plenty daunting, but there’s hope so long as you properly prepare to impress potential employers.

If you’re thinking of entering a new field, here’s what you should do.…


Added by HispanicPro on June 7, 2020 at 6:17pm — No Comments

3 tips for applying to jobs in a different industry

In a difficult job market, you may find yourself needing to consider job openings that wouldn’t be on your radar during normal times.

If you are looking for a job right now, it may be worth considering how your current experience can be applied in a different industry. Though not easy to do, changing industries (even if temporarily) will expand…


Added by HispanicPro on June 7, 2020 at 6:10pm — No Comments

Tips to take your resume to the next level

Don't let those unemployment numbers discourage you. There are jobs available. You just have to know where to look and how to make yourself look good to those companies.

That's where a strong résumé will really come in handy.…


Added by HispanicPro on June 4, 2020 at 11:29am — No Comments

Latinas among those hit hardest by COVID-19 job losses

The devastation of the pandemic has cut deep and wide across the economy. Some of the worst job losses so far are among Latinas.

That’s because some of the hardest hit sectors of the economy are dominated by women, and particularly Latinas. Hospitality, retail and health care have all seen big job losses that have left Latinas vulnerable, says…


Added by HispanicPro on June 4, 2020 at 11:18am — No Comments

Nearly 8 in 10 small businesses now fully or partially open

Small businesses that were temporarily closed due to the coronvirus pandemic at some point, 43 percent have reopened. Those still closed are split over if they will open in the next two weeks.

On the question of how long will it take to return to normal, the majority say six months or more.…


Added by HispanicPro on June 4, 2020 at 11:10am — No Comments

Companies Leading The work-from-home Revolution

For the last several months, we’ve been told by local, state and government officials to stay at home and nonessential businesses must close down operations. You’ve probably noticed an emerging trend on social media of people seeking to return to some sort of normalcy.…


Added by HispanicPro on June 1, 2020 at 2:24pm — No Comments

Worst of Coronavirus shutdowns may be over

Truck loads are growing again. Air travel and hotel bookings are up slightly. Mortgage applications are rising. And more people are applying to open new businesses.

These are among some early signs the U.S. economy is, ever so slowly, creeping back to life.…


Added by HispanicPro on June 1, 2020 at 12:08am — No Comments

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