- Author: Myriam Grajales-Hall
The study entitled “The Economic Impact of the Landscaping and Lawn Care Services Industry on U.S. Latinos” examines the landscaping and lawn care industry’s impact upon Latinos. The report was conducted for the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce by the Inter-University Program on Latino Research. The research show the vital role that the landscape and lawn care services industry plays in providing entrepreneurial opportunity, jobs and income to U.S. Latinos.
Among the study’s key findings are:
• The total household income of households with at least one worker in the landscing industry totals almost $75 billion. Latino households with at least one worker...
- Posted by: Myriam Grajales-Hall
- Written by: By Alana Semuels, Los Angeles Times
A Salvadoran flag wrapped around his neck to block out the sun, Geremias Romero hunches low to the ground alongside the other laborers, following the tractor along rows of cantaloupes.
He reaches into the leafy green rows of fruit, touches a melon to gauge its ripeness, and then tosses it into a cart, where another laborer boxes it. Walk, pick, toss. The pattern goes on all morning.
Harvesting cantaloupes for $8.25 an hour isn’t the job that Romero, 28, dreamed of as a child. Born in Newark, N.J., to immigrant parents from El Salvador, he graduated from high school and has taken classes at the Art Institute of Philadelphia and Merced Community College. He has experience as a special education teacher but, unable to find...
- Posted By: Myriam Grajales-Hall
- Written by: Elizabeth Ellers, Univision
Sometimes all the data in the world isn’t as rich as having a real open conversation with consumers. Elizabeth Ellers went to the Los Angeles area to talk with Univision viewers from the San Fernando Valley to central L.A. to Orange County.
By coincidence, we started this round of discussions the same day that The Pew Foundation released a report on the impact of the recession on Hispanics in the United States. The analysis found that Hispanics accounted for the largest single decline in wealth of any ethnic and...
- Posted By: Lisa M. Rawleigh
- Written by: Pew Research Center
The sluggish recovery from the Great Recession has been better for men than for women. From the end of the recession in June 2009 through May 2011, men gained 768,000 jobs and lowered their unemployment rate by 1.1 percentage points to 9.5percent. Women, by contrast, lost 218,000 jobs during the same period, and their unemployment rate increased by 0.2 percentage points to 8.5percent, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data.
Employment trends during the recovery have favored men over women in all but one of the 16 major sectors of the economy identified in this report. In five...
- Author: Myriam Grajales-Hall
An employment analysis released by the National Council of La Raza shows that Latinos are making important contributions to the industries that are helping drive the economic recovery. However, Latino workers remain in a precarious position when it comes to keeping their jobs and advancing in the labor market.
The analysis of Latino employment trends shows that significant job growth is occurring in industries with strong Latino representation. However, other indicators point to a lack of job security among Latino workers, which may reflect the low quality of newly created jobs and their concerns about lack of preparedness.
The service sector accounted for the bulk of the 192,000 new jobs between January and February...