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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

5 Hispanic nurse trailblazers everyone should know

As the number of Hispanic nurses grows, so does their impact on the field of nursing. The following are some Hispanic nurse trailblazers everyone should know, including nurses who helped pave the way decades ago and ones who are making their impact now.…

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Added by HispanicPro on October 6, 2019 at 10:38pm — No Comments

6 IoT skills that will future-proof your career

To remain relevant — and employed — not only do you have to keep your skills up to date, but you might have to embrace the IoT explosion.

What can you do to ensure your technical skills remain relevant and in demand even as technology evolves?…

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Added by HispanicPro on October 6, 2019 at 10:19pm — No Comments

More millennials have higher salaries than Gen Xers, boomers

Despite a gloomy outlook for their own potential earnings, more millennials are earning higher wages than Gen X. A 10th of millennials said they already earn $100,000, compared to 9% of Gen X and 11% of baby boomers – the only income bracket where boomers earn more than millennials.

As the income brackets go higher, so does the proportion of…

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Added by HispanicPro on October 4, 2019 at 8:04am — No Comments

No-fail networking tips

Welcome, everyone, to the highly anticipated gathering of People Who Might Offer You a Job, where the right connection could reshape your career and change your life forever. If you play your cards right, that is. No pressure!

Feeling nervous yet?…

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Added by HispanicPro on October 3, 2019 at 9:37am — No Comments

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 2, 2019 at 9:24pm — No Comments

The U.S. Hispanic population drives today's housing market

Hispanic homeownership took a beating during the Great Recession, and it’s been slow to rebound.

Between 2007 and 2015, nearly one in five housing foreclosures in the US occurred in predominantly Hispanic communities, according to an April 2019 report from Zillow. And July 2019 Census data shows that the US Hispanic homeownership rate has yet…

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Added by HispanicPro on October 2, 2019 at 9:16pm — No Comments

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

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