September 2019 Blog Posts (27)

Making traditional Hispanic food healthier

The leading causes of death among Latinos include heart disease and cancer, and Latinos are 50 percent more likely to die from diabetes than whites.

Hispanics also have high rates of obesity (an estimated 47 percent) and diabetes (12.1 percent) in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

While research…

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Added by HispanicPro on September 29, 2019 at 10:03pm — No Comments

Tackling lack of management and workforce diversity in Milwaukee

By 2025, the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce wants to see 12,000 more African American and Hispanic employees, and 875 more managers of color, in the region.

That vision traces back to a 2018 survey, in which Milwaukee area business leaders identified racial disparities as the region’s biggest Achilles’ heel.…

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Added by HispanicPro on September 29, 2019 at 9:17pm — No Comments

The key to Diversity and Inclusion is mentorship

Research indicates that to establish a successful workplace diversity program, creating more opportunities for continued engagement is critical. These engagement opportunities can come in many forms, one of which being mentorship programs. Mentoring is a vital component when trying to retain diverse talent.…

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Added by HispanicPro on September 29, 2019 at 8:46pm — No Comments

How to make a career switch into AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) is poised for significant growth, so it’s no wonder savvy IT professionals are looking for ways to align their career trajectories with it. Indeed, there was a 29 percent increase in the number of AI jobs listed on Indeed from May 2018 to May 2019, and a concurrent 15 decrease in candidate searches for AI roles, suggesting…

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Added by HispanicPro on September 26, 2019 at 12:57pm — No Comments

When it comes to IoT, small things make a big impact

Recent studies predict that by 2025 there may be as many as 100 billion internet of things (IoT) devices deployed worldwide. That's roughly 14 connected devices or sensors for every person on Earth.

IoT consists of almost everything you can attach to a network: computers, smartphones, robots, drones, printers, thermostats, and even consumer…

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Added by HispanicPro on September 26, 2019 at 11:26am — No Comments

Latinos driving force behind Arizona’s prosperity

The highest labor participation rate among any demographic. More than 56 percent enrolled in undergraduate degrees. Fifty-one percent homeownership.

Meet today’s Arizona Latinos.

They are a growing economic force with their buying power projected to reach $57 billion by 2022, according to the new 2019 DATOS report by the Arizona Hispanic…

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Added by HispanicPro on September 26, 2019 at 11:08am — No Comments

8 surprising facts about Latinos in the US

Every year, we celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept 15 to Oct 15. While the "month" spans through two calendar months, we observe it to recognize the Hispanic and Latin America heritage, culture and contributions. Here are eight amazing facts about the Hispanic community in the United States.…

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Added by HispanicPro on September 22, 2019 at 8:40pm — No Comments

How to feel better about your career & your paycheck

Most conversations we have about work and finances center on what we're not doing. Other popular topics include: what we should be doing, what we wish we were doing, and what our parent or partner or slightly judgmental acquaintance would like for us to be doing.…

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Added by HispanicPro on September 22, 2019 at 8:28pm — No Comments

15 great new books by Latinos for Hispanic Heritage Month

Not so long ago, a person seeking books by Latino authors had to mine the bookstore shelves for that rare but rewarding find.

This year’s Hispanic Heritage Month is an exciting season for publications by your favorite Latino authors and a few noteworthy newcomers.…

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Added by HispanicPro on September 22, 2019 at 8:15pm — No Comments

5 tips to help build your network

Networking can sometimes feel uncomfortable and intimidating, but it can be helpful to remember that it’s just a conversation. People are often willing and excited to chat with you about your work. Plus, the person you are talking with was likely in the same place you are at one time.

Here are a few tips to help you feel more comfortable when…

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Added by HispanicPro on September 20, 2019 at 4:11am — No Comments

Why marketers must start investing more in multicultural

Hispanic marketing is not a niche; it’s part of our culture and the fabric of America. While we applaud brands for understanding the impact of culturally relevant marketing to this major consumer group, that alone is not enough.

If corporations wish to successfully embrace diversity in their advertising campaigns, they must first have employees…

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Added by HispanicPro on September 20, 2019 at 3:57am — No Comments

Key facts about U.S. Hispanics and their diverse heritage

The U.S. Hispanic population is diverse. These nearly 60 million individuals trace their heritage to Spanish-speaking countries in Latin America and to Spain, each with distinct demographic and economic profiles. But as migration patterns from Latin America change, the origins of U.S. Hispanics are beginning to shift.

Here are key facts about…

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Added by HispanicPro on September 20, 2019 at 3:02am — No Comments

Cities Struggle to Prepare Latinos for the future workforce

Despite Cities' efforts to train their residents for workforce changes as automation threatens millions of jobs, they are struggling to equip their most vulnerable populations: African Americans and Latinos.

According to the report, between 9% and 47% of jobs will be lost to automation in the upcoming decades, but these job losses will most…

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Added by HispanicPro on September 16, 2019 at 12:21am — No Comments

Most new working-age hires in the U.S. are people of color

The surge of minority women getting jobs has helped push the U.S. workforce across a historic threshold. For the first time, most new hires of prime working age (25 to 54) are people of color, according to a Washington Post analysis of data the Labor Department began collecting in the 1970s. Minority hires overtook white hires last year.…

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Added by HispanicPro on September 15, 2019 at 11:50pm — No Comments

3 ways Hispanics are impacting Houston's economy

The Hispanic community is significantly impacting the Houston economy through their spending, ownership and business ventures, according to data from the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

1. Hispanic spending

Hispanics in Houston are spending over $54 billion a year and are anticipated to make up over 25 percent of…

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Added by HispanicPro on September 15, 2019 at 11:44pm — No Comments

Hispanic health and beauty brands go mainstream

Hispanic food is having a moment. From pupusas to gansitos, foods that have been traditionally geared towards Latino consumers have gained acceptance across a broader audience.

But it’s not just the savory flavors of spicy beans, roasted chilies, and crunchy tortillas appealing to the appetites of U.S. consumers. Hispanic health and beauty…

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Added by HispanicPro on September 12, 2019 at 5:43am — No Comments

Latino students underrepresented at most public colleges

Latino students are underrepresented in college enrollment and degree attainment at public institutions in most states, according to a report released Wednesday by the Education Trust. 

The study found that, when compared with states' proportions of Latino residents, Latino students are underrepresented at both community and technical colleges…

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Added by HispanicPro on September 12, 2019 at 5:26am — No Comments

Hispanic pride in the food industry



Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrated in the United States from September 15 to October 15, is the perfect occasion to highlight the life and work of Hispanic executive Álvaro Luque, who is succeeding in the U.S. food industry.

With ingenious marketing campaigns, Luque is positioning Mexican avocados as one of the best ambassadors of Hispanic…

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Added by HispanicPro on September 11, 2019 at 7:06am — No Comments

How to begin a career in Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is one of the most important careers out there at the moment. The field is quite expansive, but it is definitely important as more businesses are seeing the losses their companies can incur because of a data breach.

This is one reason why the need for experts in cyber security continues to rise. The following guide will help you…

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Added by HispanicPro on September 8, 2019 at 10:32pm — No Comments

All-female robotics team wins major awards while slashing stereotypes of women and Latinos in STEM

An all-female team of American college students is taking the robotics competition circuit by storm.

The Arizona State University team, Desert WAVE (Women in Autonomous Vehicle Engineering), was formed last August and they say they are one of just two all-female robotics teams competing in the world.…

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Added by HispanicPro on September 8, 2019 at 9:48pm — No Comments

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