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October 2015 Blog Posts (26)

Hispanic Income: Gap persists despite gains in education, business ownership

Increasing college enrollment rates among American-born Hispanics and a surge in Latina entrepreneurship aren’t enough to eliminate wage disparities that prevent Latino families from improving their economic well-being, according to a new report.

“Latinos are better educated than ever before. In many ways, we are moving forward,” said Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif., at…


Added by HispanicPro on October 30, 2015 at 12:22pm — No Comments

7 networking mistakes to avoid at all costs

If you desire to move forward in your career, you’ll need to brush up on your networking skills. The thought of interacting with people you may not know very well and selling what you have to offer may be nerve-wracking, but it’s a necessary evil if you want to make meaningful career moves. How do you network without making a bad impression? The Cheat Sheet consulted Vicki…


Added by HispanicPro on October 27, 2015 at 10:13am — No Comments

New online tool helps Latinos plan for retirement

Latinos age 65 and older are twice as likely as whites to live in poverty, and Latinos 80 and older are the fastest growing segment of retirees in California, according to a new report from the University of California Berkeley. So the AARP has just released a new tool to help – an online health care cost calculator in Spanish. Adriana Mendoza, director of outreach programs…


Added by HispanicPro on October 27, 2015 at 9:54am — No Comments

Latinos have an appetite for mobile Banking

The U.S. Latino community reliably drives trends, and those trendsetters prefer mobile and online banking services that are more enhanced and more convenient. According to a survey gauging mobile banking behaviors, Latinos frequently choose online and mobile banking to meet banking need, and they increasingly use new payment services.

The Checking Experience Index…


Added by HispanicPro on October 27, 2015 at 9:40am — No Comments

Read discussion panelist biographies of the 2015 Fall Banking and Finance Networking Forum

Read discussion panelist biographies of the 2015 Fall Banking and Finance Networking Forum being held tomorrow evening at the Dana Hotel and Spa Chicago. 


Ambar Gilmore, News Reporter, Azteca - Chicago

Despite the last name, Ms. Gilmore is a Latina. Ambar moved from California to Chicago 13 years ago. She is a…


Added by HispanicPro on October 26, 2015 at 12:10pm — No Comments

How To Deal With 5 Job-Search Pain Points

Whenever you get around to making up your bucket list of things you really want to do before you die, searching for a job isn't going to make it into consideration. While a great many people enjoy their jobs and find it meaningful, virtually no one likes looking for work. It is almost always simply a pain in the you-know-where!

The reality is that there are several pain…


Added by HispanicPro on October 22, 2015 at 3:42pm — No Comments

Why Should Online Retailers Care About Spanish-Speaking Hispanics?

As the online retail wars continue to rage this year with brick and mortar retailers continuing to bolster their online shopping offerings to compete with the 800 pound gorilla, Amazon, we decided to take an in-depth look of how online shopping habits have changed from this year to last across Hispanic, African-American, Asian, and non-Hispanic white consumers.

If we…


Added by HispanicPro on October 22, 2015 at 3:38pm — No Comments

Hispanic TV: It goes beyond language

When you hear people talk about Hispanic TV, you probably think instinctively of Univision or Telemundo, the two big Spanish-language broadcast networks. But the truth is Hispanics watch a much broader range of television, especially second- and third-generation Hispanics, who were born in this country and have very different cultural experiences than their elders. A new study…


Added by HispanicPro on October 22, 2015 at 3:34pm — No Comments

Proven Job Search Tactics for Every Career Level

If you're actively looking for a job, you've probably read at least a few career articles with advice for your job search. But depending on what stage of your career you're in, the tips you read may not all be relevant to you. Someone who's seven years into his or her career won't need to include extracurricular activities on a résumé, just as a college student likely won't…


Added by HispanicPro on October 19, 2015 at 9:28am — No Comments

New Ways to Boost Financial Access in Latin America

Only 51 percent of adults in Latin America and the Caribbean have a bank account, according to the World Bank. The rest of the population, or the unbanked, pay cash each time they go to the supermarket or pharmacy. Paying their cell phone or utility bill often means standing on a long line, making the process tedious and time consuming.

But that has been changing with…


Added by HispanicPro on October 18, 2015 at 11:35pm — No Comments

Latina women suffer worst from wage gap

Among the major demographics experiencing gender and racial wage gaps, Latina women are the hardest hit in both Massachusetts and the nation. To earn the same amount as a white men did in 2014, Latinas as a whole would have to work approximately ten months more, only catching up by October 8, 2015, reports the American Association of University Women.

That was the day…


Added by HispanicPro on October 18, 2015 at 11:20pm — No Comments

Recognizing outstanding women with Verizon's 2015 "Nueva Latina Estrella Award"

More than 600 nominations were received during the sixth annual campaign of this program that recognizes the admirable work of Latina women in the Midwest.


CHICAGO— In the last six years Verizon has recognized the important role that Latina professional women play in society within the Midwest. Through the…


Added by HispanicPro on October 16, 2015 at 1:23pm — No Comments

Hispanic consumers continue to grow in importance

Marketers trying to reach Hispanic Millennials should not discount the influence of the older generation, says Monica Gil, Nielsen’s senior vice president and general manager, multicultural growth and strategy.

Hispanics over age 50 are a growing group in an increasingly younger multicultural society, according to Nielsen’s Hispanic Consumer Report. The report examines…


Added by HispanicPro on October 16, 2015 at 11:43am — No Comments

25 Years of Hispanics Fulfilling America’s Future

The strength of America’s education system is undoubtedly connected to the academic success of Latinos. With the shift in demographics taking place in our nation’s schools, securing an adequate and equal education for all students, including Latinos, should be a priority not just for the federal government but for every person in this country.

Last year, the White House…


Added by HispanicPro on October 16, 2015 at 11:39am — No Comments

How to work a room: 10 tips to networking success

A leader with a good network can catapult a business forward. Anyone can become a good networker, says Andy Lopata, and it’s easier than you may think.

Mr Lopata is a networking strategist who has worked with major businesses and organisations for the past 17 years. He says amateur networkers often fall down before they have even arrived at an event. Networking events…


Added by HispanicPro on October 13, 2015 at 12:48pm — No Comments

Latinos in Foreign Policy

Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to recognize the nation's ever-so important growing demographic by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of these leaders for their worldwide achievements.

One way to do so is through the Global Diaspora Week which perfectly coincides with Hispanic Heritage Month, thus creating a great opportunity to highlight diverse…


Added by HispanicPro on October 13, 2015 at 12:44pm — No Comments

Bilingual Site Boosts Awareness of Kidney Donations For Hispanics

A new bilingual website sensitive to Hispanic/Latino cultural needs increased those individuals’ knowledge about living kidney donation and transplantation beyond education provided by transplant hospitals, reports a new study from Northwestern Medicine and the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois.

Informate.org was launched to help Hispanics/Latinos with kidney…


Added by HispanicPro on October 13, 2015 at 12:34pm — No Comments

7 networking tips for those afraid of networking

One of my first tasks in the new job search is confronting the fear of networking. We know how important it is in the job search process, critical really. Still, I tend to be introverted so the idea of talking with strangers with the intention of asking for a job doesn't sit well with me. Networking is even more important in my search because I am new to Chicagoland and don't…


Added by HispanicPro on October 8, 2015 at 10:12am — No Comments

5 Hispanic public figures who are role models for this generation

The world is turning a corner, and we are fortunate enough to witness a chosen few making strides to make it a better place. During September and October, we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.

As a country, we take the time to honor those in the hispanic community who are worth emulating. Ranging from entertainment and politics to entrepreneurship and sports, we take a…


Added by HispanicPro on October 8, 2015 at 10:09am — No Comments

5 Latinos who have become social media superstars

With the recent arrival of Hispanic Heritage Month, a spotlight on Hispanic celebrities is to be expected. The Sofia Vergara’s and J. Lo’s of the world are going to be on everyone's lips from now until October. However, there are other Latin stars who are making all the difference in this very digital world nowadays. Below are some of the most influential Latinos on social…


Added by HispanicPro on October 8, 2015 at 10:02am — No Comments

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