The diverse and growing Hispanic and Latino community in the United States accounts for about 18 percent of the overall population and is projected to comprise the majority of net new workers this decade. Most analysis of this community does not account for its rich diversity—largely due to data limitations or a lack of cultural understanding. READ MORE AT CENTER FOR AMERICAN PROGRESS
The Hispanic retail sector and manufacturers of products aimed at Latino consumers will benefit from the drive of intrepid Latino small business entrepreneurs in the United States.
Even with notable disadvantages such as access to credit, Latino small business owners are the fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs in the United States. READ MORE AT ABASTO
Latinos in the U.S. and Latin Americans are more likely than others to reconsider the workplace after the pandemic, Marina writes. Two-thirds of Latinos polled in Microsoft’s say they are now much more conscious about prioritizing health over their work when it comes to going to the office, and 60% say they are considering changing jobs in response. READ MORE AT AXIOS
According to a report by UCLA’s Latino Policy & Politics Initiative, Latinas are leaving the workforce at higher rates than any other demographic.
For some Latinas, the mirage of the American Dream faded amid the Covid-19 pandemic, and many chose to divest from the cultural, societal, and professional standards placed on first- and second-generation communities. READ MORE AT REFINERY 29
Latinos are projected to make up 22.4 percent of the US labor force by 2030 and more than 30 percent by 2060. Yet they remain concentrated in roles generally dismissed as “jobs no one else wants to do.” They are underpaid, less likely to have nonwage employer benefits, and disproportionately vulnerable to disruption. The $288 billion annual gap in income compared with non-Latino White workers not only represents lost economic opportunity but has significant implications for Latinos’ ability to start businesses, build wealth, and fully participate as consumers. READ MORE AT MCKINSEY & COMPANY
Latinos with an unhealthy response to chronic stress, like smoking or constantly eating junk food, tend to report fewer depression symptoms like hopelessness and restlessness in the long run than those with no dangerous coping mechanisms, according to an analysis.
Research has shown that stressors throughout life increase not only the body's wear and tear, known as allostatic load, but also the odds of having depression past age 60. But the study found the link was slightly weakened when Latinos engaged in an unhealthy coping mechanism. READ MORE AT AXIOS
Racial and ethnic groups, as well as industry sectors, define the workplace's current D&I perception, a challenge because white voices dominate 60% of the U.S. workforce. The latest GER report stated it found "strong evidence that workers from different racial and ethnic groups disagree about the current state of workplace D&I at their companies." READ MORE AT TECHREPUBLIC
Companies that want to provide customers with the best possible product or service -- and improve their bottom line -- need to recognize the diversity of those customers and employ people who reflect similar demographics.
Meet customers where they are.
Recognize that your entire customer base does not think or act in lockstep. Learn more about them to gauge how you can better meet their needs, Crichlow said. Encompassing inclusivity in your products or services can broaden your market, too. READ MORE AT SMARTBRIEF
We traditionally tend to think of working from home as a perk. You can do your laundry while you work. You can stay in pajamas and control your own thermostat. You can take the dog for a walk. But after being abruptly forced to work from home full time this year, a lot of people have discovered they don’t like it nearly as much as they thought they would. READ MORE AT SLATE
Insights from the “Future of Work is Here” report provide employers and employees around the globe with tangible takeaways on how they can boost their competitive advantage in today’s evolving workforce and respond effectively to megatrends that have been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE AT MARKETSCALE
The devastation of the pandemic has cut deep and wide across the economy. Some of the worst job losses so far are among Latinas.
That’s because some of the hardest hit sectors of the economy are dominated by women, and particularly Latinas. Hospitality, retail and health care have all seen big job losses that have left Latinas vulnerable, says Elise Gould with the Economic Policy Institute.
“The unemployment rate for Hispanic women sits at 20.2%,” Gould said. “That’s 1 in 5 Hispanic women are now unemployed.” READ MORE AT MARKETPLACE
Welcome to a brand new year and decade—a chance to give your career a fresh start. Are you looking for more fulfillment and purpose in your work? Are you ready for a challenge that lets you meet your full potential?
If finding the next job opportunity tops your New Year’s resolution list, the recruiting experts at Booz Allen have some thoughtful advice. Here are their top tips. READ MORE AT CLEARANCE JOBS
Whether searching for a job, marketing your business, or trying to sell your expertise, a personal brand will help you get there faster. But cultivating a personal brand is more than just being popular: It’s being known for what you can deliver. READ MORE AT BUSINESS2COMMUNITY
With most things in life, organization is key. This is especially true when it comes to a job search. Try these for yourself and take some stress out of job hunting.
Put your best foot forward by staying organized in your job search. The journey to success starts long before your first day on the job. READ MORE AT VERIZON
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 new entrants to the workforce what they are looking for from their future employers. READ MORE AT INSIDER
The U.S. labor market is posting healthy numbers–for now. Yet Americans’ economic prospects vary significantly, depending on who they are and where they live, and these differences will sharpen as the pace of automation picks up in the decade ahead. READ MORE AT YAHOO FINANCE
We often hear of people wanting to improve their personal brand in business, however, the actual concept of personal branding and what it really means can be confusing to many of us.
So what is personal branding all about and does being authentic really matter? READ MORE AT SMART COMPANY
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. READ MORE AT FORBES
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 schedule and with what duties you're willing to do on the job. READ MORE AT ABC 7 NEWS
If you’ve already got a full-time job but are looking for something new, these 3 tips can help you be more efficient in your job search.
Many people don’t have the luxury of taking time off to hunt for a job. In fact, even landing an interview can be a stressful situation if it requires taking a sick day or finding someone to pick up the kids from school. READ MORE AT FAST COMPANY
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