ATLANTA, AP - Tucked inside the aprons of cashiers at a Home Depot store in the Miami area are translation books to help employees who speak only English to converse with customers who speak only Spanish.
Home Depot might not need the books quite as much in the future, as the nation's largest home improvement store chain has joined retailers including Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Federated Department Stores Inc. in actively recruiting bilingual workers.
Retailers are looking… Continue
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Nely Galan, producer of more than a dozen TV shows, says people should seek advice from figures they admire and show gratitude if they decide to give you advice.
Nely Galan has made it big in the entertainment world and for this she credits her mentors -- all six of them. The producer of Fox's The Swan and dozens of sitcoms for Telemundo acts as a mentor to two women and suggests that anyone in business can have a mentor if they have guts enough to ask for one.
''It's so… Continue
Added by NSHP Editor on February 28, 2005 at 2:07pm —
Washington, D.C. - Minority-owned businesses expand, contract, and survive at rates that differ from non-minority owned business, according to a study released by the Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration.
The report tracks the success of minority-owned employer establishments that were in operation from 1997 to 2001. The report Dynamics of Minority-Owned Employer Establishments, 1997-2001, released at The Institute for Entrepreneurship, Leadership, and… Continue
Added by NSHP Editor on February 24, 2005 at 10:24pm —
ICFDA.org is asking for people to contact President Bush on the Christopher Pittman case and also,the South Carolina Dept. of Probation andP
arole. Well all I have to say about that is "Lots of Luck". George Bush senior apparently has heavy ties to the Pharmaceutical companies and so does George W. Bush. That is why you can talk until you are blue in the face and they won't hear you . President Bush appointed Sally Satel.
See Coalition Mind Freedom. This ----- is into forced drugging… Continue
Added by NSHP Editor on February 22, 2005 at 10:27pm —
Has been named VP and controller for Wal-Mart International. Prior to joining Wal-Mart Mrs. Aragon served as controller for Ford Motor Co.'s North American Operations. Previously she worked for Sara Lee and AT&T Capital.
Added by NSHP Editor on February 21, 2005 at 10:34pm —
One of the largest growing health problems for Hispanics in the urban community is diabetes, and little or no health insurance for these working class families limits the ability for frequent medical check- ups and regular doctor visits.
Due to the high cost of medical care, a significant amount of the populace does not frequent the doctors offices because they don't feel sick.
"The mindset among particular Hispanics is, 'If I'm not sick, why should I go to the doctor?' " said… Continue
Added by NSHP Editor on February 20, 2005 at 10:54pm —
Washington, DC--(HISPANIC PR WIRE)--February 18, 2005--One of the most reputable sources on the advertising and media industry in the country, Ad Age Magazine, announced that Hispanic Print Media will grow the fastest in the next year, reaching a 12% increase, outpacing Hispanic broadcast media. This growth will help generate a whopping $3.5 billion in total revenues for the Hispanic market.
Hispanic Media as whole is expected to grow 11% in 2005, outpacing mainstream media by as… Continue
Added by NSHP Editor on February 19, 2005 at 12:26am —
Paso Robles, Calif. -- U.S. Hispanic consumers are willing to spend large amounts of money on jewelry, according to a recent online poll by the Jewelry Consumer Opinion Council (JCOC). That could mean big business for retailers, considering there are 39 million Hispanic consumers in the United States, a number that continues to grow.
The study, "The Hispanic Jewelry Market in the USA: The Hidden Giant," finds that 75 percent of respondents already own fine jewelry, and more than half… Continue
Added by NSHP Editor on February 19, 2005 at 12:24am —
The Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) surveyed 274 search firm executives worldwide in January 2005. More than three-quarters (77%) of surveyed search consultants are positive about their industry’s outlook for the next six months, and 82% hold a positive outlook for their own search practice for the same time frame.
The AESC six-month outlook survey also found that search activity is currently strong or very strong and predicted to remain so in several industries. Nearly… Continue
Added by NSHP Editor on February 18, 2005 at 2:58pm —
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) announced the appointment of Esther Aguilera as its new President and CEO. Aguilera was unanimously chosen by CHCI's Board of Directors to lead the country's premier Hispanic educational organization. Aguilera has extensive experience leading and managing complex organizations. She brings over 15 years of policy, legislative and corporate experience, as well as a long history of working with the Hispanic community.
Added by NSHP Editor on February 16, 2005 at 5:46pm —
Mississippi News--As the Latino population continues to grow, area police departments are adapting to change by hiring Spanish-speaking officers. Canton Police Chief Robert Winn said the department recently hired its first Spanish-speaking officer, who will be on call at all times.
Darryn Severin, who once served as a police officer in Missouri and Hollandale, where Winn was chief prior to becoming head of the Canton department, was needed, Winn said.
"He can speak Spanish… Continue
Added by NSHP Editor on February 11, 2005 at 11:10pm —
The fast-growing Hispanic population in the U.S. is 43.5 million strong, and 12.6 million Latinos are already online. Hispanics have about $575 billion worth of spending power and in two generations will make up nearly a quarter of the workforce. Are your systems ready? Your interactive voice response systems need to have a Spanish-language option, your call centers should have Spanish-speaking agents, and your Web site needs a clear link to content in Spanish.
But only 19% of… Continue
Added by NSHP Editor on February 10, 2005 at 12:24am —
Hispanics are the fastest growing minority group in the U.S. In San Diego, they make up more than a quarter of the population. Despite their growing political clout, Hispanics are still less likely the have health insurance or seek care when sick than white San Diegans. But now a new medical school program is trying to chance that disparity.
It's a challenging case for a young doctor. Her patient has high blood pressure, severe chest pain, and doesn't speak English. However, this is… Continue
Added by NSHP Editor on February 9, 2005 at 9:50pm —
Starting this next Sunday, 20 young Hispanic singers will compete for the opportunity to dominate the Spanish-radio airwaves in Emilio Estefan's latest venture, The New Voices of America. The contestants will be trained in the music business, including defining their image, song selection and performance. Emilio Regueira, from the Panamanian rock group Los Rabanes, and Mexican rocker Alejandra Guzman will be judges. The winner will receive a record deal, and the show will air Sundays on… Continue
Added by NSHP Editor on February 9, 2005 at 9:48pm —
Latinos in the United States --particularly immigrants-- are more likely to oppose the war in Iraq than are members of the general population, a national survey released Monday found.
Roberto Suro, director of the Pew Hispanic Center in Washington, D.C., which conducted the survey, says the opinions of Latinos need to be considered because -- at 14 percent of the nation's population --… Continue
Added by NSHP Editor on February 9, 2005 at 12:30am —
Paula Caplan is Canadian and she can truly be at LIBERTY to say anything she wants to about the American Diagnostic Statistical Manual. DSM.
Also Vera Sharav is involved with the Alliance for Human Research Protection. AHRP. Latest news Scientists forced to take money and not disclose information. Maybe we can get something on the National Institute of Health's website. Next project. The lady that did the report is Sheryl Adkinson from KCBS radio. I hope I spelled her name… Continue
Added by NSHP Editor on February 7, 2005 at 8:04pm —
Arthur Othon, director of community development for Arizona Public Service Co., is the newest Washington Elementary School Board member, appointed last month to fill a vacancy. He is believed to be the first Hispanic to sit on the board. Othon lives in the Washington district, where 38 percent of students are Hispanic, and his four children, now grown, attended Washington schools.…
Added by NSHP Editor on February 7, 2005 at 6:03am —
MEXUS Airlines, Inc., Announces Online Survey To Identify What Travelers Want From A New Low-Fare Airline Flying Exclusively Between Mexico And The U.S. Company seeks 250,000 respondents this month to bilingual survey at www.FlyMexus.com
MEXUS Airlines, Inc., owner of the nation's newest low-fare airline concept, has launched …
Added by NSHP Editor on February 7, 2005 at 4:11am —
Students of Hispanic heritage living in the Big Bend who plan to attend college could receive a scholarship offered by the Ronald McDonald House Charities. HACER, which stands for Hispanic-American Commitment to Educational Resources, is aimed at assisting students in their quest for higher education. Winners of the scholarships will receive $1,000, which will be sent directly to the accredited institution in which the student is enrolled.
The deadline to apply for the money is Feb.… Continue
Added by NSHP Editor on February 7, 2005 at 1:09am —
As of noon on Feb. 2, Central Florida's rapidly growing Hispanic population had a second Spanish-language music station to listen to: WBEG-FM, Rumba 100.3, has begun playing 5,000 back-to-back Latin music hits as a promotional stunt to attract new listeners. The Orlando market, until now, has been served by WNUE-FM, La Nueva Mega 98.1 owned by Mega Communications, which played the same style of music, known in the industry as Tropical. However the station's antenna, located in Titusville, fails… Continue
Added by NSHP Editor on February 4, 2005 at 10:28pm —