Featured Blog Posts – October 2019 Archive (25)

Institutions stepping up to serve Hispanic students

As colleges and universities work to reach enrollment and college completion goals, increased focus has turned to the Hispanic populations in their communities.

Earlier this year, Dalton State College became the first institution in the state of Georgia to receive o­fficial status as an Hispanic serving institution (HSI). While Texas and…

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Added by HispanicPro on October 31, 2019 at 9:48am — No Comments

Tips for pursuing a career in cybersecurity

Today, we are facing a frightening shortage of cybersecurity professionals in the workforce. Specifically, this widening gap is expected to lead to 3.5 million jobs left unfilled, according to Cybersecurity Ventures, in the cybersecurity profession by 2021.READ MORE AT SYBERSECURITY…

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Added by HispanicPro on October 31, 2019 at 9:29am — No Comments

15 of the most successful Hispanic entrepreneurs

No era in history has seen so many successful Hispanic entrepreneurs thriving as they do today. The U.S. Census Bureau predicts that 1 in 3 Americans will be Hispanic by the year 2060. As a result, count on even more Hispanic entrepreneurial success in the future. 

Take a look at 16 of the most successful Hispanic entrepreneurs in the…

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Added by HispanicPro on October 31, 2019 at 9:18am — No Comments

How to give your career a boost

If you’re feeling frustrated by your job, you’re not alone. A study in the US found that 73 per cent of women are looking to change careers because of low pay, lack of progression, not believing in their company’s mission and burnout, among other factors.

Autumn is the perfect time to think about your career.…

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Added by HispanicPro on October 27, 2019 at 11:13pm — No Comments

More than half of Latinos in California struggle to stay afloat

In California, more than 50% of Latino households are hard-pressed to make it financially, despite the state’s booming economy and strong labor market, according to a new report from Oakland’s Insight Center for Community Development.…

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Added by HispanicPro on October 27, 2019 at 10:56pm — No Comments

How Hispanics could impact the future economy

When it comes to understanding the impact that Hispanic people—the fastest-growing minority population in the U.S.—will have on the economy in the coming decades, following the data is a good place to start.

A new report published by Peterson Institute for International Economics, a private, nonprofit and nonpartisan policy-research…

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Added by HispanicPro on October 27, 2019 at 10:20pm — No Comments

How To Land Great Mentors Who Will Help You Build A Rewarding Career

One of the most important ingredients to career success today is building powerful support relationships with helpful mentors and sponsors. These are individuals with whom you develop mutually-beneficial relationships that can open critical doors for you, offer helpful guidance, and share strategies that will catapult you forward in your life and…

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Added by HispanicPro on October 23, 2019 at 11:27pm — No Comments

Revenue is soaring for Hispanic-owned companies

Latino-owned small businesses have struck gold — and are growing faster than the competition, according to a new study.

The average revenue of Latino-owned restaurants, retail stores, construction companies and other small businesses in the US has skyrocketed by 46.5 percent in the past year, surpassing earnings growth in non-Latino businesses…

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Added by HispanicPro on October 23, 2019 at 10:51pm — No Comments

Small Business Leverages Social Media to Increase Engagement and Sales

Manuel Bucio spent most of his career in banking, IT, and even worked as a blueberry farmer, but in 2013, he set out on a totally new endeavor. Manuel had been disappointed by the lack of authentic Mexican desserts in Chicago, specifically the Gazpacho Moreliano, a combination of mango, jicama, pineapple and cucumber mixed with tajin, lime and orange…

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Added by HispanicPro on October 22, 2019 at 10:53am — No Comments

The demands of today's workforce are changing

The Millennial generation has changed the way many organizations function internally as well as how they present themselves to the world. This generation has made it clear: they want careers filled with purpose, flexibility, a warm and welcoming work culture, innovation, and the ability to grow personally and professionally.…

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Added by HispanicPro on October 21, 2019 at 2:52pm — No Comments

What Latinx students want from future employers

Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15 through October 15, and younger Hispanic and Latinx Americans are entering the workforce in larger numbers than ever before. Here's what they're looking for from their future employers.

Employer branding specialists Universum runs an annual survey of tens of thousands of college students, asking…

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Added by HispanicPro on October 21, 2019 at 12:19am — No Comments

Link between bad quality sleep and Alzheimer’s in Hispanics

Hispanics who have trouble sleeping may be at a higher risk of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, according to a new study.

The study found a possible link between insomnia, prolonged sleep duration (more than nine hours of sleep) and a decline in neurocognitive functioning, which could precede Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, said…

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Added by HispanicPro on October 21, 2019 at 12:10am — No Comments

Chicago startups embrace Diversity and Inclusion

Chicago’s startups are leading the nation in many ways. Among these is a focus on Diversity and Inclusion. We know that the more perspectives we bring to tackle our business challenges, the more successful we will be.

And there is significant evidence supporting the importance of D&I for the success of our startups. Studies show a direct…

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Added by HispanicPro on October 14, 2019 at 10:58pm — No Comments

Tips on landing a job during holiday hiring

Looking to make some money? Holiday hiring is underway.

Where? Brick and mortar stores, online retailers, and businesses that get busy during the holidays, such as hotels or restaurants.

So how to prep for the interview? Snag-a-Job says one of the top traits retailers want in seasonal workers is "flexibility." Both when it comes to your…

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Added by HispanicPro on October 14, 2019 at 10:46pm — No Comments

7 facts for National Hispanic Heritage Month

Here are some key facts about the nation’s Latino population by age, geography and origin groups.

More than half of Latinos in the U.S. live in just three states. About 26% live in California, followed by Texas (19%) and Florida (9%).

Meanwhile, New Mexico is where Latinos are the highest share of a state’s population (49%). It is…

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Added by HispanicPro on October 14, 2019 at 10:28pm — No Comments

Consumers care about Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity is likely among the most-discussed topics for fashion brands and retailers right now. But it…

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Added by HispanicPro on October 10, 2019 at 6:45am — No Comments

Hispanics' consumer confidence jumps in 3rd quarter

Consumer confidence among Hispanics in the United States jumped in the third quarter of 2019 as optimism grew for the economic outlook for the U.S., according to a new national consumer sentiment index conducted by the Florida Atlantic University Business and Economics Polling Initiative in FAU's College of Business.

The Hispanic Consumer…

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Added by HispanicPro on October 10, 2019 at 6:32am — No Comments

Hispanic potential homeowners need better resources

Tennessee is a favorable state for immigration because of its resources, job availability and economic stability.

Hispanic households have the lowest range of income with the highest number of dependents and there is a direct link between income and education. Hispanic children face barriers to education such as language and poverty. There is an…

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Added by HispanicPro on October 10, 2019 at 6:31am — No Comments

Black and Hispanic unemployment is at a record low

There have never been more Black and Hispanic Americans in the workforce, Friday’s Labor Department job report showed.

The jobless rate for Hispanics hit a record low of 3.9% in September, while African Americans maintained its lowest rate ever, 5.5%.

The Hispanic women unemployment rate was 3.8% in September and the Black adult women…

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Added by HispanicPro on October 7, 2019 at 9:19am — No Comments

Does your career need a side gig?

Many people now have a side hustle: an activity that provides a second source of income, as well as an outlet for a different side of their personality. Whether it’s tutoring or selling handmade bowls, each class of side gig will have its own advantages and disadvantages.…

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Added by HispanicPro on October 6, 2019 at 11:44pm — No Comments

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