- Author: The Bay State Banner by Jule Pattison-Gordon.
Latinc provides a culturally-attuned professional social network
When software developer and information technology specialist Claritza Abreu first came to the U.S., she felt lost. She arrived from the Dominican Republic with the skills and degree worthy of a good job, but without the personal and professional connections to find one.
Now, many years later, Abreu's resume boasts a long list of high-level positions, and she is looking to smooth the way for other Latino individuals, whether they are recent immigrants, college graduates or others.
In early June, Abreu launched Latinc, a career-oriented social networking site and app tailored for the Latino...
- Author: NRDC by Adrianna Quintero
A new NRDC report finds that climate change disproportionately impacts Latinos in the United States—and they overwhelmingly want leaders to take swift action.
It's difficult to think about Los Angeles in the 1970s and not envision smog blanketing the city. I remember it vividly. My father, who worked downtown, would often talk about the thick haze, the dirty air. And on the occasions I ventured into the city center as a child, I experienced the pollution smothering our home firsthand.
From the beginning, I had a keen awareness of Los Angeles's severe pollution problem, and later on, after my family moved to Colombia for my father's job, the issue became even clearer to me. From air pollution and dirty water...
From 2020 to 2034, about 14 million new jobs will be created in the United States and 75 percent of them—approximately 11 million—will be filled by Hispanics.
In the nearer future, over the next five years, Hispanics are expected to fill 40 percent of all new jobs.
A wave of baby boomer (people born between 1946 and 1964) retirements, and a younger faster-growing Hispanic population are driving those numbers, according to a new report from the research group IHS Economics.
“People think Hispanics are going to take three of every four jobs but a lot of what's...
- Posted By: Norma De la Vega
- Written by: National Council of La Raza
New data from the U.S. Department of Labor indicate that new job growth is occurring in industries where Hispanic workers have a strong presence, said a study from National Council of La Raza. The service sector accounted for the bulk of the 192,000 new jobs between January and February 2011, thanks to industries such as administrative and waste services, nursing and residential care, and trucking. But, despite these positive signs, worrisome trends and public opinion call for policies to improve the employment prospects for vulnerable workers.
Latinos are overrepresented in all sub-industries fueling...