HispanicPro's Blog – June 2017 Archive (26)

Top career tips for every ambitious STEM graduate

Tempting as it is for any student to focus their search for work or work experience on the big household names such as Rolls-Royce or BAE Systems, when it comes to STEM, small is often beautiful.

So says Ann Watson, chief executive of not-for-profit employer-led skills organisation Semta. She is a passionate advocate for young people getting hands-on experience…


Added by HispanicPro on June 29, 2017 at 3:10am — No Comments

Amazon looks to win the U.S. Hispanic consumer

Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods for $13.7 billion is the largest acquisition to date by the Jeff Bezos-led company, and the most important merger in the retail industry. With this deal, Amazon now has 450 stores in major cities in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. What are the implications for marketing and multicultural/Hispanic marketing in…


Added by HispanicPro on June 29, 2017 at 3:03am — No Comments

55 million US Latinos are the world's 7th-biggest economy

The economic output of the roughly 55 million Latinos in the United States would form the seventh-largest economy in the world, a new report shows, with a GDP of $2.1 trillion in 2015 — just behind France, but ahead of India.

If they were a US state, they'd have the country's second-largest economy, behind only California.

The report, produced by the…


Added by HispanicPro on June 29, 2017 at 2:04am — No Comments

The ultimate 8-point guide to getting ahead in your career

Everyone wants success in his or her career, but it does not happen by accident or overnight. Those seeking to reach this destination should pay equal emphasis to the journey itself. Perseverance, hard work, training and the habits cultivated, are the path to achieving success and fulfillment that you want in your career.



Added by HispanicPro on June 26, 2017 at 11:35am — No Comments

Workers’ Comp Affected by Changing Workforce

The workers’ comp industry is in for big changes as older workers continue to stay on the job longer and more Latinos are employed in the workplace. These changes to the U.S. workforce present employers with challenges to safety and retention, according to Rich Ives, Travelers vice president of workers’ compensation claims.



Added by HispanicPro on June 26, 2017 at 11:24am — No Comments

American Hispanics are still less likely to access the internet

Hispanics are less likely than other demographic groups to access the internet, while whites continue to be more connected than anyone else, according to new data from internet research company eMarketer.

In 2017, less than 80 percent of Hispanics in the U.S. will access the internet at least once a month from any device compared with 85 percent of whites,…


Added by HispanicPro on June 26, 2017 at 11:01am — No Comments

Why higher education depends on the Hispanic market

As with so many other industries, higher education is facing major existential challenges. Among the biggest issues raising questions around the fundamental model of colleges and universities include:

  • Reduced revenue driven by flat/declining enrollment and reduced public funding
  • Reduced demand resulting from a shrinking…

Added by HispanicPro on June 26, 2017 at 10:54am — No Comments

America’s new digital divide

Can’t access a desktop computer? There’s an app for that. Thanks to the rise of smartphones, underserved populations are more digitally connected than ever. Since 2009, internet connection has shot up 20 percentage points among Latinos and 10 percentage points among African-Americans.

Smartphones are behind the bulk of these gains.…


Added by HispanicPro on June 22, 2017 at 1:29pm — No Comments

AT&T joins over 150 CEOs to commit to Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace

AT&T and more than 150 CEOs agreed to join the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace. They will sign the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™.

CEOs are pledging to promote a workplace where diverse perspectives and experiences are…


Added by HispanicPro on June 22, 2017 at 1:21pm — No Comments

6 steps to a successful job search

Ideally, a job search is something you start on your own terms. You feel ready for a fresh challenge, or a career change or to move from one company to another.

But the harsh reality is that you won’t always start looking because you want to.

Downsizing, layoffs—and, yes, even getting…


Added by HispanicPro on June 22, 2017 at 12:46pm — No Comments

3 tips to boost your career during the summer slowdown

As the weather gets warmer, the office gets quieter and the world moves at a more relaxed tempo. But that doesn’t mean you have to slow down your career advancement. Here's how to keep up the pace through Labor Day.

Expand your skill set. Take advantage of summer courses offered by community colleges and local universities. Whether you sign up for content…


Added by HispanicPro on June 19, 2017 at 8:41am — No Comments

More Latinos happy with school system

An increasing number of Latino families are happy with their children’s schools, though institutional racism and unequal funding are still significant concerns, according to a new national poll.

The Leadership Conference Education Fund’s second annual New Education Majority Poll found that three-quarters of Latino parents believe “U.S. public schools are doing a…


Added by HispanicPro on June 19, 2017 at 8:32am — No Comments

Latinos still wary of big banks

After being hit hard during the recession, Latinos say they worry that the same reckless behaviors that precipitated the economic crisis could make a comeback.

Latinos were one of the primary victims of the predatory lending practices that led to the housing crisis.That included being offered low-interest teaser rates on mortgages that later ballooned to a point…


Added by HispanicPro on June 19, 2017 at 8:25am — No Comments

5 self-made Hispanic immigrant millionaires

Hispanics make up 17.6 percent of the total population of the United States. By 2060, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, that figure will jump to 28.6 percent.

As of 2012, the most recent figure, there were 3.3 million Hispanic-owned businesses, a modest rise from 2007. But the odds of middle-aged, college-educated Hispanics becoming millionaires are less than…


Added by HispanicPro on June 15, 2017 at 9:29am — No Comments

12 tips that can help you land a flexible career

Whether you’re a new mom looking to re-enter the workforce or you just want a job that lets you work remotely, flexible careers can lead to better productivity and happiness — so why not break out of the traditional mold?

“If you've been away from the workforce for a while, it's common to worry that diving back into the traditional 9 to 5 work style won't quite…


Added by HispanicPro on June 14, 2017 at 7:21pm — No Comments

$3M grant to develop future Hispanic STEM faculty

Improving pathways to the professoriate for Hispanics in environmental sciences and engineering (ESE) and related fields is the goal of a new $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation that The University of Texas at El Paso will share with the City College of New York (CUNY-CCNY).

The five-year project will develop, implement and study a model for…


Added by HispanicPro on June 14, 2017 at 12:05pm — No Comments

The Power of Community Benefit to Fight Against Diabetes

Norwegian American Hospital Foundation is set to host its Third Annual Power of Community Benefit, which will take place on June 22, 2017 at the Union League Club of Chicago beginning at 6:00 p.m.

The event raises money to address chronic health disparities in Humboldt Park, West Town, and surrounding neighborhoods and will support the Norwegian American Hospital…


Added by HispanicPro on June 11, 2017 at 9:03pm — No Comments

The Best Career Advice You Could Ever Receive

The best career advice I ever received came at an absolute career low point.

I was working for a total jerk. A classic "take credit for others’ work, sit in your cube and delegate, arrive late, take long lunches, egotistical" — you get the picture. I was working hard, making an impact, and believed that my good work would speak for itself. But that's career…


Added by HispanicPro on June 11, 2017 at 8:41pm — No Comments

Marketing to Hispanics: Why It's Not Just About Speaking Spanish

In a recent study Yahoo conducted with Ipsos on Hispanic millennials focused on the third generation, over half of the respondents said it’s about time that advertisers recognized that Hispanics shop, too.

It’s a new year, and another reminder that the Hispanic consumer is exponentially growing in buying power. Now more than ever, it’s imperative for marketers…


Added by HispanicPro on June 11, 2017 at 8:24pm — No Comments

Read biographies of feature guests for the Marketing, Media and PR Networking Forum

Read biographies of feature guests for the Marketing, Media and PR Networking Forum being held Thursday, June 08 at SHAY Chicago.


Sandra Torres, News Reporter, CBS 2…


Added by HispanicPro on June 6, 2017 at 3:21pm — No Comments

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