Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Donald Trump Won Nevada's Latino Vote, Just Like How He Predicted All Those Months Ago

Donald Trump doesn't seem to much care whom he offends or befriends. On Tuesday night, though, the outspoken businessman and Republican candidate for president might have proven why he doesn't need to care. In winning Nevada's GOP caucus by a very wide margin, Trump actually won the Latino vote, coming through on a prediction he made months ago to the dismay of Americans everywhere.

Back in July, Trump proclaimed that he would win the Latino vote in 2016 because of his promised ability to create jobs

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Monday, February 8, 2016

Trump says he'll win Hispanic vote because he'll create jobs

EXETER, N.H. —Donald Trump is still heavily favored to win in New Hampshire, but it's unclear how long that lead will last when one-third of New Hampshire voters are still undecided.

It's unlike Trump to start a rally without bragging about his latest poll numbers, but that's exactly what he did in Exeter Thursday. People crowded into Exeter town hall to hear him speak about jobs, the economy and illegal immigration.

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Saturday, December 12, 2015

Cigna Among Top Companies in Diversity and Hispanic Inclusion

BLOOMFIELD, Conn.--(Business Wire)--Cigna (NYSE: CI), a global health service leader, has scored among the top companies measured in the 2015 HACR Corporate Inclusion Index (HACR CII).

The HACR CII is a research initiative conducted by the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) and the HACR Research Institute. Participation in the survey helps track trends in Corporate America to measure diversity and Hispanic inclusion at Fortune 100 companies and HACR Corporate Member companies.

“The HACR CII research affirms the progress being made among leading companies to ensure diversity and Hispanic inclusion in the relationships and processes that drive business performance. The diversity of Cigna's workforce, along with a continued focus on procurement and philanthropy are essential to Cigna's mission to help the customers we serve improve their health, well-being and sense of security,” said Rosanna Durruthy, Cigna's chief diversity officer.

The 2015 HACR CII report focuses on the progress that participating companies have made over the last year as well as the progress for Hispanics more generally in corporate America. A total of 128 companies received invitations to take part in the survey and 53 companies submitted surveys.

Research and analysis was led by the HACR Research Institute, under the leadership of Dr. Lisette Garcia.

“On behalf of HACR’s Board of Directors, we congratulate Cigna for their commitment to Hispanic inclusion,” said Dr. Lisette Garcia, senior director of the HACR Research Institute. “Forward thinking companies such as Cigna recognize the importance of using data and analytics to identify gaps which can be used to help frame strategic plans to impact change and keep up with the demands of a diverse, ever changing marketplace.”

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Saturday, December 5, 2015

Latino voters want a president who'll create jobs; anti-immigrant candidates need not apply

Latino voters would be receptive to a presidential candidate who offers a convincing vision for growing the economy, but not if they oppose immigration reform.

That’s the main takeaway from a poll of Latino voters conducted this month by Latino Decisions for the National Council of La Raza.

The poll found that only half of Latino voters think the economy is getting better; the other half think it’s getting worse or not changing. More than 40 percent are worried that someone in their household may lose their job next year.

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Sunday, November 29, 2015

OPM official sees ‘slow but sustainable’ growth in Hispanic workforce

With the Office of Personnel Management’s latest report on Hispanics in the federal government, it’s easy to take the glass half-empty approach.

The OPM report shows that 8.4 percent of the federal workforce was Hispanic in fiscal 2014, compared to 16.1 percent of the U.S. labor market. Some Latino advocates are worried that at this rate, the government will never catch up.

But Veronica Villalobos, OPM’s principal deputy associate director for employee services, chooses to view the glass as half-full.  Nearly 2 percent more of the federal workforce is Hispanic now than in 2000, when OPM issued its first report.

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Monday, November 23, 2015

Donald Trump could win over Hispanics who fear job competition from illegals

“This stuff you read about how Hispanics are going to run away from Trump in droves is a Northeastern myth,” said longtime presidential campaign adviser Mark Sanders.

“Most Hispanics here in East Texas are here legally, they vote, and they are hard-line opponents of illegal immigration,” said Mr. Sanders, a top adviser in Democrat Tony Sanchez’s 2002 campaign to unseat then-Gov. Rick Perry. “The only one they want is Trump — not Hillary, not Bernie. That’s the conundrum for Democrats.”

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Your job is literally ‘killing’ you

People often like to groan about how their job is "killing" them. Tragically, for some groups of people in the U.S., that statement appears to be true.

A new study by researchers at Harvard and Stanford has quantified just how much a stressful workplace may be shaving off of Americans' life spans. It suggests that the amount of life lost to stress varies significantly for people of different races, educational levels and genders, and ranges up to nearly three years of life lost for some groups.

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Saturday, October 3, 2015

PG&E Employee Resource Group Ranked First Among U.S. Companies in U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Corporate Challenge

SAN FRANCISCO, Sep 28, 2015  Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E) Latino Employee Resource Group was named as the nation’s top Hispanic ERG at the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s (USHCC) sixth annual ERG Summit and Corporate Challenge. The utility, one of five finalists and the lone regional nominee, received the top honor at the USHCC’s national convention on Sept. 21 in Houston.

The award was based on four criteria, which align with PG&E’s goals of providing safe, reliable, affordable and clean energy services to its customers:

1. Careers: How the ERG helps accelerate development and advancement of its members within the company.

2. Community: The ERG’s involvement with academic scholarships and within the utility’s service area.

3. Culture: Efforts that create inclusion and raise the cultural pride felt by their community.

4. Commerce: Participation in the company’s marketing and branding efforts.

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11 Important Facts About Latinos in the U.S. Workforce

In a new report released this week, Latino Workers and Unions: A Strategic Partnership for America’s Progress, the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement details the work environment for Latinos in the U.S. workforce. The picture the report paints isn't a pretty one. Here are 11 important facts about Latino workers in the United States:

1. The Latino population is the fastest growing group in the United States, currently at more than 55.4 million (17% of the overall population).

2. More than 26 million Latinos represent about 15% of the workforce, a number expected to nearly double by 2050.

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3 things recruiters look for on your social media profile

A strong reference might still be the best way to land your dream job, but when it comes to finding future employees, recruiters are looking ever more to the web. Jobvite’s 2015 Recruiter Nation survey shows that 92% of employers now look at a candidate’s social media profiles during the recruiting process. Of those, 87% said they look at LinkedIn.

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Thursday, September 17, 2015

The increasing importance of Hispanics to the U.S. workforce

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Monthly Labor Review naturally gives rise for reflection upon how the demographic characteristics of the American workforce have dramatically changed. One of the most obvious examples is the structural increase in the presence of women in the labor force. Even in the past quarter of century, data from the 1990 and 2014 Current Population Survey (CPS) indicate that the growth rate in the number of women civilian workers ages 16 and above outpaced that for men (29.0 percent versus 21.4 percent).

The demographic shift with respect to ethnicity has also been striking in recent years. Sparked by immigration and relatively high fertility rates, the number of Hispanics in the civilian U.S. workforce more than doubled, from 10.7 million to 25.4 million workers between 1990 and 2014. This 137-percent increase dwarfed the 13-percent increase in the number of non-Hispanic civilian workers by more than a factor of 10, nearly doubling the representation of Hispanics among all civilian workers during this time (from 8.5 percent to 16.0 percent).

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Monday, September 14, 2015

7 secrets of highly diverse companies

Diversity (or lack thereof) in the IT industry is big news, and companies like Intel, Facebook, Google and Twitter are announcing they'll make greater effort to attract, hire and retain candidates from underrepresented groups, as well as publicly monitoring and tracking their results. But it seems some companies' initiatives are more successful than others. So, what makes some firms so good at improving diversity?

There's plenty of recruiting software solutions aimed at helping companies attract and hire a more diverse workforce; one such option is Entelo and its Entelo Diversity solution. Entelo Diversity works in conjunction with a company's existing suite of recruiting and hiring tools, which leverage big data, analytics and social media data to screen and source candidates. "Entelo Diversity is a Web crawler that uses a proprietary algorithm to aggregate profiles from publicly available information," says Entelo CEO Jon Bischke. Its solution uses what's already indexed to create a more in-depth profile of a candidate, and then look at certain data points that could signal whether candidates are male, female, black, Hispanic or a veteran. For example, is the candidate a member of the NAACP? That could signal they're African-American. Or, if the candidate was a member of a sorority during her college years, the assumption it's a female.

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Monday, June 22, 2015

Migrant workers afraid to speak up over workplace exploitation

Cultural differences and work ethics are exacerbating the working and living conditions of migrants on working visas, leading to exploitation that Australian's wouldn't put up with.
The claims have been made in the wake of a report released by the Fair Work Ombudsman last week which found foreign workers have been exploited and underpaid at one of Australia's biggest chicken processors, Baiada.

The report found many workers were paid about half the minimum hourly wage and worked up to 18 hours a day with no overtime. Some workers were paid cash.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The 3 Biggest Social Media Snafus That Can Cost You the Job

"Better safe than sorry" is the motto job seekers and employees alike should adopt when it comes to posting on social media. "Many underestimate the reach of social media," says David Hoffeld, CEO of Hoffeld Group. "Social media is search-engine friendly, and many wrongly assume that when they post something, only those they are connected with will see it. In today's world, employers, co-workers and potential customers and future employers are searching online to learn more about you."

Hoffeld adds that this enhanced exposure is the "new normal," so being careless about what types of content you post can cost you a job. Making mistakes on social media isn't uncommon. According to a new report from Nexgate Proofpoint, the average Fortune 100 firm now has 320 social media accounts, with an average of 213,539 commenters (including followers) and more than 1,159 employees making more than 500,000 posts to these accounts. The research shows that the average firm had 69 unmoderated compliance validations over the past year, with employees responsible for 12 of these violations.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

This Is How Social Media Could Affect Your Job Search

Social media allows you to be more transparent and more connected than ever before, but it also encourages you to be more superficial, branding yourself in a certain way that hides your faults and gives your friends FOMO. Social media peer pressure subconsciously draws you to conform: You become addicted to likes—tempted to exaggerate further or put out a message people will respond to even if it’s not fully honest.

Many people use this strategy in their job search, unaware that it’s holding them back from being genuine and authentic.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Google Reports 21% of 2014 Tech Job Hires Were Women

Hoping to reverse the impression that Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) is a male-dominated culture, particularly among its tech ranks, the huge search company disclosed that 21% of its job additions in that part of the company were women. Of course, that is a long way from half and half. It is also a problem that has plagued the impression of lack of diversity among many large tech companies.

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Battle for STEM Jobs: Hispanic science and engineer graduates hit historic high

More Hispanics are graduating college with bachelor’s degrees than ever before – especially in engineering and physical sciences.  

However, Hispanics are vastly underrepresented in the workforce in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics – or so-called  STEM jobs. Though they account for about 15 percent of the U.S. population, they were just 7 percent of the STEM workforce in 2011.

This is bound to change, or at least has the potential to.

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Monday, November 10, 2014

Minorities have degrees, but don't get hired

SAN FRANCISCO – Top universities turn out black and Hispanic computer science and computer engineering graduates at twice the rate that leading technology companies hire them, a USA TODAYanalysis shows.

Technology companies blame the pool of job applicants for the severe shortage of blacks and Hispanics in Silicon Valley.

But these findings show that claim "does not hold water," said Darrick Hamilton, professor of economics and urban policy at The New School in New York.

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Monday, November 3, 2014

Latino Voters Have the Power

"Who's got the power? We've got the power!"

Over the years, I've taken part in my share of chants before, but never one led by one of my heroes and civil rights icon, Dolores Huerta, in a room packed with canvassers preparing to go door-to-door days before Election Day. But that's exactly where I was this past Thursday as part of a People For the American Way outreach effort to remind Latino voters about the importance of participating in tomorrow's elections. As we chanted together, Huerta's enthusiasm was contagious and the energy in the room was palpable. 

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Friday, October 10, 2014

Want To Form A Latino Book Club? Five Tips To Get You Started

While Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to celebrate the richness of Latino culture, forming a Latino book club is one way to recognize it year-round.

With a new report from Publishers Weekly showing that only three percent of the publishing industry is Hispanic, book clubs that are focused on Latino authors or literature fill a vital niche. Here are five tips for starting your own Latino book club:

1. Take advantage of existing resources

Las Comadres & Friends is a national Latino book club, with affiliates in nearly twenty cities. They offer a manual for meetings, tele-conferences with authors, and an annual writing conference. Las Comadres is a non-profit organization, and membership is free. In addition, there are online resources for forming a book club, and many public libraries offer their own clubs. Oprah Winfrey’s website and publishing companies such as Random House, Penguin, and Hachette, also offer reading guides and advice for book clubs.

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Friday, October 3, 2014

Latino unemployment rate drops to 6.9 percent in September, lowest since May 2008

The Hispanic unemployment rate hit 6.9 percent in September, the lowest since May 2008, and a major improvement from a 13.1 percent in August 2009 at the height of the recession. The unemployment rate for Latinos fell from 7.5 percent in August. 

Overall, U.S. employers added 248,000 jobs in September, a burst of hiring that helped drive down the general unemployment rate to 5.9 percent, the lowest since July 2008.

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Why are fewer people going to college?

In today’s economy, earning a college degree is still a winning choice. The unemployment rate for Americans with bachelor’s degrees or higher is just 3.2 percent, compared to a national average of 6.1 percent. So why, then, did college enrollment last year fall by nearly half a million?

Between 2012 and 2013, the Census Bureau reported last week, 463,000 fewer people were enrolled in college. In fact, this is the second year enrollment has fallen by that much, bringing the two-year total to 930,000 fewer college students, bigger than any drop before the recession. The Census Bureau has been collecting this data through the Current Population Survey since 1966.

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Health care coverage reaches Latinos

The percentage of Latinos who lack health insurance has fallen by more than a third since the Affordable Care Act kicked in this year, according to a new report from The Commonwealth Fund, a health care policy group.

Historically, Latinos have been one of the least-covered groups in the U.S. when it comes to health insurance. Michelle Doty, the lead author of the report, says the low coverage has a lot to do with employment trends.

"For a long time, Latinos have tended to work in jobs that don't provide health insurance — low wage and small firms," Doty says.

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

White House 'Reassessing' 2015 Enrollment Goals; Major Coverage Gains Made Among Latinos

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell said Wednesday that the health law's insurance programs have reduced the nation's overall uninsured population by 26 percent.   

Los Angeles Times: White House Reassessing Obamacare Enrollment Goal For 2015

The Obama administration, which is scrambling to prepare a new push to enroll Americans in health coverage under the federal health law, is reassessing how many more people will sign up, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell said Wednesday. About 7.3 million people are enrolled in health plans being sold through marketplaces created this year by the Affordable Care Act, according to federal figures (Levey, 9/24).

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Limited English Limits Job Prospects

Almost one in 10 adults of working age in the U.S. has limited proficiency in English, more than 2.5 times as many as in 1980, curbing their job prospects and ability to contribute to the economy.

Two-thirds of the 19.2 million people who have limited English are Spanish speakers. However, Asians and Pacific Islanders are most likely to have limited proficiency relative to their size of the overall population, according to a new report produced by the Metropolitan Policy Program of the Brookings Institution.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

STEM? 'Ask questions, do experiments, learn stuff'

For nearly all of her 12 years, Hannah Gallagher was part of a daunting statistic often used to illustrate a gap in the American school system: She had virtually no interest in science, technology, engineering and math — the “STEM” courses that are increasingly essential to college admission and top-paying jobs.

“I honestly didn’t even know what STEM was until this school year,” said Hannah, who made an early-morning trek from her Hemet charter school to the San Diego Convention Center on Monday to attend the 2014 STEM Symposium. “Now, I just love STEM so much I just can’t believe it. I think kids aren’t interested in STEM because they haven’t been exposed to it. It’s just so interesting to ask questions, and do experiments and learn stuff.”

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Friday, September 19, 2014

How Entrepreneurs Can Raise Capital With Ease

The future looks bright for early-stage companies seeking capital as we prepare to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the JOBS Act - Title I.

Emerging growth companies (defined as a company with total annual gross revenues of less than $1 billion during its most recently completed fiscal year) have enjoyed relaxed requirements around fund raising in the public market. Title I allows companies to submit only two years of audited financial statements, report as a Smaller Reporting Company, and avoid the standard requirement for Sarbanes-Oxley Act. In addition, companies seeking to raise capital from the public market can now submit a confidential S-1 in an effort to test the waters. This allows companies to receive feedback from the SEC prior to committing to a formal initial public offering (IPO).

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Abbott TV ad touts jobs plan in Spanish

Greg Abbott’s campaign for governor released its fourth ad in Spanish on Tuesday, continuing to tout how the Republican attorney general would build on Texas’ economic success.

The latest commercial, a 30-second spot for TV titled “Juntos,” echoes the message of an ad the campaign put out in English on Monday. In that commercial, another half-minute spot for TV, Abbott is shown crossing a three-dimensional map while discussing why so many businesses leave California for Texas. He argues his economic proposals would keep up that trend, saying he would “control state spending, unleash our oil and gas industry, and keep taxes low so small business can grow.”

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Debunking the myth that young Latino journalists won’t leave home for jobs

It’s time to shatter the myth that young Latino journalists won’t leave home for jobs in news media.

This thought and others flashed in neon across my mind as I sipped white wine recently in a San Antonio ballroom to celebrate 30 years of tilling the soil to transform newsrooms into diverse work places by the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.

As the speeches and awards played out on stage, I recalled the offensive words of a top news media recruiter not so many years ago.

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Professional Diversity Network Jobs Report Reveals Gaps in Pay and Leadership Opportunities for Women and Minorities

CHICAGO, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Professional Diversity Network, Inc. (Nasdaq:IPDN) releases its September Diversity Jobs Report (DJR) and Diversity Jobs Index (DJI.)  This month's report delves into the diversity employment situation in Financial Services and explores the benefits of employing more women, particularly in leadership positions.

The September DJR reveals that women and minorities are generally well represented in the Financial Services industry and tend to hold positions across almost all occupations. However, white males overwhelmingly hold management positions at the highest pay grades. Although educational attainment and pay are closely correlated at lower levels — namely administrative and functionary roles — this disparity at higher ranks cannot be explained by employees' educational levels.

Report highlights include:

The unemployment rate for diverse Americans increased by 0.27 percent from 6.42% to 6.69%

The DJI for August 2014 is 50.17, indicating a 1.51 percent increase in demand for diverse talent as compared to the month prior

In the financial services industry, women who are 40 years of age or younger make 44 percent less in salary than their male counterparts on average

Women who are age 30 or younger, namely in entry to mid-level jobs, make 40 percent less than men, which equates to nearly $30,000 per year

To view the full report and methodology click here

About Professional Diversity Network 

Professional Diversity Network develops and operates online networks dedicated to serving diverse professionals in the US, including women, African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, veterans, disabled persons and LGBT, by providing them with access to employment opportunities.  Online communities include iHispano, BlackCareerNetwork,, Military2Career,, OutProNet, and AsianCareerNetwork. For more info, visit

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Friday, September 5, 2014

Still Missing: 3.9 Million Prime-Age Jobs

Today's U.S. jobs report, which showed nonfarm payrolls increasing by a meager 142,000 jobs and the unemployment rate falling 0.1 percentage point to 6.1 percent in August, will undoubtedly rekindle a familiar debate: How much more should the Federal Reserve do to put people back to work?

Given the scant evidence of inflationary pressure and the still-woeful state of the job market, it's preferable to err on the side of doing too much.

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

“Acceso Latino” a Web Portal for Latinos living in the U.S

Carlos Slim recently tied Bill Gates as the richest man in the world and now it appears that the Mexican billionaire wants to match the Microsoft founder’s philanthropic work as well.

On Tuesday August 12th, the Carlos Slim Foundation unveiled Acceso Latino, a free website for U.S. Latinos that provides access to tools and content about education, healthcare, job training and other features.

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Back To College? Six Ways To Avoid Financial Food Fights

No matter what kind of gloss you put on it, going to college is stressful. You have to study, make the grade — and pay for it all.

Some two-thirds of millennials say they were unprepared for life events like college because “they didn’t prepare for the financial implications,” according to a new survey by TD Bank.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Tech industry needs this secret weapon

(CNN) -- A few decades ago, I remember grousing to a college friend that as an Asian American male, everyone I met assumed I was studying some kind of science or engineering -- as if the idea that I might want to pursue a career in the arts, humanities or communications was ridiculous. My friend responded that as a 6-foot-7 African American pre-med student, he would be ecstatic for someone to actually believe he had an interest in a STEM field, as opposed to, say, basketball. Back then, we laughed off the exchange as a sign of how the stereotype grass is always greener on the other side.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Chrysler Group Recognized as a Top Employer for Hispanic Women

AUBURN HILLS, Mich.Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

  • Chrysler Group is named to the top twelve companies listed on the annual Latina Style Top 50 Report

  • The Report "is the most respected evaluation of corporate America's employment opportunities and policies as they pertain to Latinas"

  • For the eleventh year the Company has been included in the Top 50 Report

After the evaluation of more than 800 corporations, the editors of Latina Style magazine have named Chrysler Group LLC as one of the top twelve companies for Hispanic women to work in the U.S.  The ranking is part of the annual Latina Style Top 50 report. Chrysler Group and its program will be featured in the August issue of the magazine.

The Latina Style Top 50 Report highlights companies that have a dedicated effort to diverse recruitment and promotion initiatives, including companies that have programs to recruit veterans and military personnel, and is considered "the most respected evaluation of corporate America's employment opportunities and policies as they pertain to Latinas."

This was the eleventh time Chrysler Group has been recognized in the Top 50 Report since the benchmark was established in 1998.

"Diversity and inclusion are core elements of Chrysler Group's business strategy and vital to our efforts to develop a workforce that enables the Company to innovate and compete in a dynamic, competitive industry," said Georgette Borrego Dulworth, Director, Talent Acquisition and Diversity—Chrysler Group LLC. "This recognition is a testament to the Company's commitment to maintaining a work culture that respects and engages all people and cultures."

Latina Style magazine began the Top 50 Report list as "a quest to explore deeper into the business world and bring forth powerful and useful information on the increasing importance of recruiting professional Latinas."  In 1997, with the assistance of the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and national Hispanic organizations, the magazine developed a comprehensive survey that is sent annually to Fortune 1000 companies. The LS50 report, the result of that annual survey process, highlights each selected company's leadership programs, employee benefits and Latina representation in senior positions.

About Latina Style Magazine  
Latina Style magazine is the most influential publication reaching the contemporary Hispanic woman. With a national circulation of 150,000 and a readership of nearly 600,000, the magazine is unique in its ability to reach both the seasoned professional and the young Latina entering the workforce for the first time showcasing Latina achievements in all areas, including business, science, civic affairs, education, entertainment, sports, and the arts.

About Chrysler Group LLC Chrysler Group LLC, formed in 2009 to establish a global strategic alliance with Fiat S.p.A., designs, engineers, manufactures, distributes and sells vehicles under the Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram and FIAT brands, and the SRT performance vehicle designation. The Company also distributes the Alfa Romeo 4C and Mopar products. With the resources, technology and worldwide distribution network required to compete on a global scale, the alliance builds on Chrysler Group's culture of innovation, first established by Walter P. Chrysler in 1925, and Fiat's complementary technology that dates back to its founding in 1899. Chrysler Group became a wholly owned subsidiary of Fiat on Jan. 21, 2014.

Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, Chrysler Group's product lineup features some of the world's most recognizable vehicles, including the Chrysler 300 and Town & Country, Jeep Wrangler and Grand Cherokee, Dodge Challenger and Viper SRT, Ram 1500 and Fiat 500. Fiat contributes world-class technology, platforms and powertrains for small- and medium-size cars, allowing Chrysler Group to offer an expanded product line including environmentally friendly vehicles. 

SOURCE Chrysler Group LLC

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Millennials and Hispanic Parents Likely to Refuse a Job if They Disagree With Company's Environmental Impact

The majority of millennials and Hispanic parents are conscious of the environmental practices of their employers, according to a recent survey conducted by TD Bank.

More than 2,200 consumers of all ages, including 500 Hispanics, were consulted for the TD Bank Environmental Attitudes Survey regarding preferences, expectations and environmental behavior. The findings from this survey revealed that concerns over environmental practices can determine whether many Hispanics will take or keep a position, and their willingness to financially invest in environmental sustainability at their workplace.

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Lack of Hispanics in Veterinary Programs

AUSTIN — Nudged by a father who trained racehorses, Dr. Orlando Garza set off to study veterinary medicine in College Station 35 years ago. Dr. Garza, who now owns an animal hospital in his hometown El Paso, remembers being the sole Hispanic student in the veterinary program at Texas A&M University.

“There were no Hispanics whatsoever,” said Dr. Garza, 57. “I was the only one.”

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Young Black And Hispanic Workers Still Face Toughest Hunt For Jobs

Tucked in among all the data in the latest jobs report, released Friday, is one troubling metric that throws cold water on what looks like sustainable job growth. That statistic is called, in economics, the employment-to-population ratio, and it quantifies the proportion of the 15-to-64-year-old working-age population that is employed.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Business digest: Hispanic chamber to host job fair

The Southwest Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will hold its 2012 Fall Job Fair Thursday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hodges University Fort Myers Campus, 4501 Colonial Blvd.

Participating companies include Latino 97.7, Univision, FOX 4, Collier County Public Schools, Mundo FOX, State Farm, Hodges University, Lowe’s, Prudential, ShaBro Alternative Office Solutions, Take Shape for Life, Wells Fargo, Lee Memorial Health System, Fifth Third Bank and LCEC.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

What Limits Hispanic Entrepreneurs

Sept 04, 2012 | by Karen E. Klein

When broadcast television and Internet data streams out of the Democratic National Convention this week, Louis Romero will be “feeling really good” about his company, Network Cabling Systems in Charlotte. That’s because the $8 million, 55-employee venture spent two months this year upgrading cable systems at one of the convention’s venues to accommodate coverage. “When we look at our president and the other political figures, we’ll know we had something to do with that,” says Romero, 50.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Joe Kutchera: A New Wave of Digital Entrepreneurs in Latin America

August 27, 2012 | by Joe Kutchera

eMarketer projects that between 2012 and 2016, Latin America will be one of the world’s fastest-growing regions for online advertising spending, growing from $3.62 billion in 2012 to $7.68 billion in 2016, a 112 percent increase in just four years.

Yet, legacy monopolies like Televisa, creator of many of the world’s most popular telenovelas along with its competitor TV Azteca, still dominate media spending, where 56 percent of advertising dollars go toward broadcast television while only 10 percent goes toward digital advertising.

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

HSF Wants to See a College Degree in Every Hispanic Home

New appointments at the Hispanic Scholarship Fund signal a stepped-up effort to bolster Hispanic college graduation rates. More than one-fifth of U.S. public school children are Hispanic, according to the HSF, a number that is expected to increase to one-third by the middle of the century.

Frank Alvarez, HSF president and CEO, named Fernando Almodóvar as chief financial officer; Juana Inés Pacheco as development director, Northeast Region; and Rafaela Schwan as development director, Central Region. All of them will report to Alvarez.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Hispanics Become Largest College Minority: Pew Report

Aug 20, 2012 | Hispanics are now the largest minority group at four-year colleges in the U.S., and comprise 25 percent of the nation's public elementary school students, according to analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data by the Pew Hispanic Center.

The report, "Hispanic Student Enrollments Reach New Highs in 2011," written by Richard Fry and Mark Hugo Lopez, shows the number of 18- to 24-year-old Hispanics enrolled in college exceeded 2 million and reached a record 16.5 percent share of all college enrollments. Hispanics have been the country's largest minority group on four-year and two-year college campuses since 2010.

In the public schools, one in four (24.7 percent) elementary school students is Hispanic. Among all pre-K through 12th grade U.S. public school students, a record 23.9 percent were Hispanic in 2011.

Hispanic population gains have helped drive Hispanic student enrollment during the past four decades, but that doesn't explain all the enrollment gains made by Hispanic students in recent years. Record high school completion rates have made more Hispanics than ever eligible to attend college. A record 46 percent are enrolled in a two- or four-year college.

Hispanics are the nation's largest minority group, making up more than 50 million, or 16.5 percent, of the population. Among the 30 million 18- to 24-year-olds, 6 million, or 20 percent, are Hispanic.

The number of degrees awarded to Hispanic college students also reached a record level, yet the Hispanic share among degree recipients significantly lagged among 18- to 24-year-olds in two-year colleges (21.7 percent) and four-year colleges and universities (11.7 percent) in 2010.

The Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center, is a nonpartisan, non-advocacy research organization based in Washington, D.C., and is funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts.

The full report is available here.

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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Social Media Job Strategies

Aug. 05--It is best advisable to replace your hipster profile picture on Facebook if you are on the lookout for finding a new job. Experts recommend that you should be very careful about your online image while job hunting.

Uploading content that is in contrast to what your curriculum vitae says about you could prove disastrous to your career growth.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Leadership skills in digital economy

By Alex Konanykhin

Leading a company in a competitive world today requires a combination of skills and abilities. Typically, business men and women focus their energies on what they perceive as their primary role: developing a strategy to reach the desired goals.

However, there are other aspects of leadership directly involved in teamwork leading. At this point, the first major strength lies in electing those who will accompany them until their goals are accomplished. So the first smart decision is to surround themselves with people best suited to carry out the purposes.

This selection criterion is as important as the subsequent need to lead a team of motivated individuals who believe that your work has facets of value and novelty. According to experts in leadership Steven Kramer y Teresa Amabile, employees are more productive and creative when they have a positive inner life. And for this, add the specialists, it is essential that your daily tasks provide them with something meaningful.

Now, what influence leaders have on creating dynamic and stimulating environment for their staff? Certainly, they play an important role. By the way, it is worth to quote an expert Robert Sutton, who argues that it is a leader, who establishes the “atmosphere” in the organization and thus sets the expected standards of behavior.

Economy of ideas

But passion for innovation and the importance of creative and enthusiastic development do not only promote efficiency in teams. In fact, these qualities are essential requirements to function successfully in today’s economy.

That is why business leaders should keep in mind the defining features of the digital economy, whose definition should not be limited to technological advances or mere existence of the Internet.

Here are some key features of the digital economy:

> Continuous innovation: while the life cycles of products and services shorten, the novelty comes due to system and technology innovations. From this point of view, the power of ideas becomes a core element.

> Permanent interconnections: technology does not only allow informational flow. Human resources have been “digitalized” and more and more professional services are provided remotely. Considering this point, business leaders face – more than ever – the challenge of coordinating projects with people from different countries and activities.

> Constant learning: many authors argue that to learn faster than competitors is “the only competitive advantage”. This concept is key and has to translate into organizational learning before individual skill development.

> Added value: information and ideas have become an essential part of any product or service. For this reason, the intellectual capital of people is a key asset in any company, as it is no longer possible to visualize a new product without considering its added value that will distinguish it from competitors.

Against this backdrop, it is vital to note that although the role of technology is undeniable, the value of ideas is more important. Therefore, business leaders of the digital economy must not only ensure the possession of appropriate technological resources; their greatest challenge is to generate and preserve work atmosphere that is encouraging and dynamic, or better yet, to develop real incubators for innovative projects. To this end, there is nothing more appropriate than a stimulating environment so that those who work with us know, are able and willing to adapt quickly and effectively to constant changes.

About Alex Konanykhin 
About Alex Konanykhin is a successful entrepreneur, author and business expert. He is CEO and founder of, an online business management platform that is committed to revolutionize the world of work. The tool enables administration and monitoring professional groups distributed around the world through a web interface, promotes telework, and enables coordinated and efficient project management through the Internet.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Latinos less likely to take student loans to pay for college, study reports

July 31, 2012 | by Hopp Gillette

According to the national report, How America Pays for College 2012, Latinos are the least likely out of all demographics to take student loans to pay for college. Only 40 percent of Latinos borrowed monies for secondary education, compared to 43 percent of non-Hispanic whites and 51 percent of non-Hispanic blacks.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Forex Pattern Recognition Software Excellent Tool for Beginners

July 24, 2012 | by Sara Mackey

Forex trading can be a profitable and rewarding investment in these tough economic times. For the beginner it can be a bit chaotic and confusing but with the help of pattern recognizing software it can be a breeze.

Analytical forex pattern recognition software typically consists of programs that employ artificial intelligence algorithms to analyze technical analysis charts graphically. Most of the chart pattern recognition software in popular use can identify the common chart patterns. Some of them can even alert a trader to potential forex trading opportunities.

Although these pattern recognition programs cannot yet outperform an experienced technical analyst in terms of accuracy, they can usually provide a relatively quick and numerically accurate graphical analysis of a forex price chart. As a result, such software is rather quickly becoming a popular tool among technical forex traders.

What Forex Pattern Recognition Software Does: 

Although different forex pattern recognition software packages tend to vary considerably in their methods used and what outputs they offer, a number of helpful features are included in most popular software programs of this type.

Such features usually include:

  • Identifying Common Chart Patterns – By using fairly well established graphical analysis methods, computer software can now start to recognize patterns in forex market price action. Any good forex pattern recognition program should be able to identify the most common chart patterns.

  • Identifying Trends and Drawing Trend Lines – Graphical analysis can also be used to determine the direction of the prevailing market trend. Most pattern recognition software will indicate the direction of the trend on the charts they draw, and some also depict trend lines and channels. 

  • Locating Chart Pattern Breakout Points – Once a chart pattern has been identified, its well established characteristics usually provide a breakout line on a chart that — when breached — results in the generation of a pattern breakout point. This point is generally used by technical analysts to determine pattern targets. 

  • Computing Pattern Measuring Objective Targets – After a breakout from an established chart pattern has occurred, a pattern recognition program can measure the appropriate price distances that characterize each chart pattern and then project them from the breakout point to obtain a measuring objective or price target that represents a forecast for the future forex move resulting from the breakout. 

Furthermore, depending on the program’s sophistication and degree of integration with a forex trading platform, additional forex pattern recognition software features might include:

  • Fully automated or optional trading based on chart patterns. 

  • Trade opportunity alerts and signals. 

  • Technical indicators, line drawing and other technical analysis tools. 

  • Waves and corrections based on Elliott Wave Theory. 

Who Might Use Forex Pattern Recognition Software?

While most experienced technical analysts prefer to consult the charts personally, even they might benefit from using forex pattern recognition software to get some initial hints as to where their analysis might best be directed.

Furthermore, forex pattern recognition software programs can be very educational for a novice technical analyst to use. Not only can they gain a greater understanding about how professionals look at the charts, but they also can be alerted to the presence of forming or breaking chart patterns by the pattern recognition software that they might otherwise have missed due to their inexperience.

Forex pattern recognition software can also assist a technical forex trader who has a limited amount of time to spend analyzing forex charts. Such traders could benefit from having a computer to do an initial chart pattern scan and analysis for them, and then alert them to opportunities that they can then review in greater detail.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Top 20 Hispanic-owned Companies in Texas 2012

The Top 20 Texas companies in the 2012 Hispanic Business 500 Ranking produced revenues of $5.62 billion in 2012, which was up an impressive 30.7 percent from the $4.3 billion they generated in 2010.

The 20 companies employed 24,135 people, up an astounding 77 percent from the 13,633 people employed the year before.

Goodman Networks in Plano heads the list for the first time, with 2011 revenues of $725 million, up 22.3 percent from 2010.

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Who would you nominate for the Verizon Latino Entrepreneur of the year?

Nominations are open for the Verizon Latino Entrepreneur of the Year

Are you a successful Latino entrepreneur or know someone who is? Nominate yourself or another businessperson today for the chance to become Verizon’s 2012 Latino Entrepreneur of the Year. To submit a nomination, simply answer several essay questions regarding your business, or the business of the person you are nominating. Verizon will recognize one entrepreneur who has achieved outstanding success in their industry.

The Latino Entrepreneur of the Year will receive:

$15,000 Cash Infusion

FIVE 4G LTE Motorola Devices

Free voice and data service for one year*

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