Featured Blog Posts – June 2019 Archive (24)

The future of Diversity and Inclusion in Tech

Silicon Valley is entering a new phase in its quest for diversity and inclusion in the technology industry. Some advocates call this part “the end of the beginning,”

While the diversity and inclusion movement has made some gains in the last few years, it has still suffered severe setbacks. On one hand, tech employees are recognizing their…

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Added by HispanicPro on June 30, 2019 at 10:06pm — No Comments

Less than half of US children under 15 are white

For the first time, non-Hispanic white residents now make up less than half (49.9%) of the nation’s under age 15 population, newly released 2018 U.S. Census Bureau estimates show. The new data highlight the increasing racial diversity of the nation’s overall population, for which non-Hispanic whites now comprise only slightly more than three-fifths…

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Added by HispanicPro on June 30, 2019 at 9:52pm — No Comments

Hispanic-owned Businesses growing twice the rate of other U.S. firms

Today, there are 4.65 million Hispanic-owned companies – representing 14% of the 33 million total U.S. businesses. And their growth continues to vastly outpace that of other U.S. businesses. In fact, Hispanic businesses grew 40.2% from 2012 to 2018 – more than twice the 18.8% growth rate of other U.S. firms. Today, about 1…

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Added by HispanicPro on June 30, 2019 at 9:41pm — No Comments

Who are the best CEOs for minority workers

Incidents of workplace bias aren't hard to come by.

Every year, thousands of workers file complaints with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – the agency created to eradicate discrimination on the job and investigate workers’ grievances. And high-profile cases abound of employees filing lawsuits against companies citing unfair and…

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Added by HispanicPro on June 27, 2019 at 11:13am — No Comments

Hispanics in Texas are becoming the majority

The explosive growth of the Hispanic community in the U.S. state of Texas is making them the largest population group in the state. But voting, education and poverty are all issues.

Within the next few years, Texas will make history as it will become the first state with a majority Hispanic population. The shift is the result of increased…

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Added by HispanicPro on June 27, 2019 at 8:53am — No Comments

Requiring paid sick leave will hurt Hispanics

Requiring paid sick leave will deprive many Hispanics of accomplishing the American dream of (owning) businesses.

The proposed Bernalillo County Paid Sick Leave Ordinance will create a disproportionate hardship on Hispanics who own small businesses and the Hispanic and poor populations that they serve. The ordinance that the County Commission…

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Added by HispanicPro on June 27, 2019 at 7:58am — No Comments

There's A Nationwide STEM Teacher Shortage

According to a team led by Raj Chetty, a Harvard economist and director of Opportunity Insights, we’re losing Einsteins every day. His lab’s recently released data show that we’re missing out on breakthrough innovations that, statistically speaking, should be occurring all over the country.

Chetty’s work found that children born in low-income and…

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Added by HispanicPro on June 24, 2019 at 11:30am — No Comments

U.S. Hispanic Population Growth Means More Spending

The U.S. Hispanic population has grown by 83% since 2000, making it the second-fastest growth segment according to a Claritas Report, The Hispanic American Market Report. That means that almost one in five Americans are Hispanic.

While growth occurred in some of the expected major Hispanic markets like Los Angeles, New York, Houston, Miami,…

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Added by HispanicPro on June 24, 2019 at 11:24am — No Comments

Hispanic-owned businesses are finding a home in Indianapolis amid a population boom

In the last 20 years, the Hispanic population in Central Indiana has grown by almost 500 percent, and some say jobs are the reason for it. A stable job market and quality of life may have contributed to the quiet settling of a Hispanic community in Indianapolis in recent decades.

And as the Hispanic/Latino population in the city has grown, so…

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Added by HispanicPro on June 24, 2019 at 9:22am — No Comments

Latina women team making a difference through housing education

Following a year of increased educational efforts through hands-on workshops, a team of three women fromSpanish Coalition for Housing (SCH) were honored for their outstanding contributions in Education at the …

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Added by HispanicPro on June 20, 2019 at 8:38am — No Comments

High-paying jobs elude Hispanics in Milwaukee

As the baby-boom generation retires and new opportunities open, Hispanics in Milwaukee should be among the biggest beneficiaries of the demand to fill high- paying jobs.

After all, they have accounted for all of the Milwaukee metro area’s population growth since 2000 — an increase of nearly 75,000 that offsets the loss of 68,000 white…

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Added by HispanicPro on June 20, 2019 at 8:09am — No Comments

Read biographies of feature guests for the 2019 Law & Government Networking Forum being held tomorrow!

Read biographies of feature guests for the 2019 Law & Government Networking Forum being held tomorrow June 20 at SX Sky Bar Chicago! 

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Tsi-tsi-ki Felix, Host of National TV News Show, Politica Ya | Lead News Anchor, Univision Washington D.C.…

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Added by HispanicPro on June 19, 2019 at 11:46am — No Comments

How to build a better workplace

To recruit workers, tell your story. Business leaders need to communicate why their companies are great places for women to work. This can include talking about family-friendly policies and their commitment to elevating women. They should also hold up women in their company, particularly those in senior roles, as examples of the type of people they…

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Added by HispanicPro on June 17, 2019 at 8:59am — No Comments

Latina longevity is real

Statistically, U.S. Latinas can expect a long life. At 84 years, Latina life expectancy is second only to Asian American women (85.8 years) and it's tied with Asian American men.

But experts point out that a longer life can bring health and financial challenges, and Latinas tend to be poorer and rely heavily on…

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Added by HispanicPro on June 16, 2019 at 11:48pm — No Comments

Hispanics will be driver of state, country growth

It’s no secret Texas has become one of the fastest growing states in the nation, and Comal County has become of the fastest growing counties.

If the projections of Texas demographers are accurate, the Texas of tomorrow will look very different than the Texas of today both in structure and in its…

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Added by HispanicPro on June 16, 2019 at 10:41pm — No Comments

Diversity in corporate culture starts with inclusion

Diversity without inclusion is often bad news for everyone. The ability to reach arbitrary employment percentage quotas is not the same as building an inclusive workforce, especially when there's no change to the underlying culture of exclusion and mistrust.

A high churn rate due to a disempowered workforce can be expensive and damage a brand’s…

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Added by HispanicPro on June 12, 2019 at 10:57pm — No Comments

Hispanic unemployment rate holds at record low

The number of unemployed Hispanics fell from 1,198,000 to 1,196,000 - the fewest Hispanics unemployed since August of 2007 (1,190,000).

The number of Hispanics employed rose to 27,493,000 from 27,348,000, but remained off from its record high of 27,701,000 in December 2018. The number of Hispanics participating in the workplace increased in May…

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Added by HispanicPro on June 12, 2019 at 9:32pm — No Comments

Promoting social mobility via STEM education

Job openings outnumber job seekers by a record gap, the Wall Street Journal reports today. There were a seasonally adjusted 7.45 million unfilled jobs at the end of April compared to 6.2 million Americans looking for work.

With workers so much in demand, there exists a never-seen-before-in-our-lifetimes opportunity to increase social mobility.…

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Added by HispanicPro on June 12, 2019 at 9:21pm — No Comments

Universities try to catch up to their growing Latinx populations

Experts say part of the reason so few Latinx students finish college is that they are ending up at overcrowded, underfunded community colleges as well as less-selective universities like IU Northwest.

With Latinx expected to make up 28.6 percent of the U.S. population by 2060, and well-paying jobs dwindling for workers who don’t hold bachelor’s…

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Added by HispanicPro on June 10, 2019 at 2:26pm — No Comments

These are the highest-paying entry-level tech jobs right now

We’re living in the golden age of technology. Everything is constantly evolving, and getting better, and there’s an insane demand for jobs in tech. It’s not an easy field to break into, but it can be rewarding -- especially financially. There are, of course, some tech jobs that pay more than others; particularly, at the entry-level stage.

The…

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Added by HispanicPro on June 10, 2019 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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