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August 2007 Blog Posts (29)

Pete Perez

Was named Executive Vice President of Human Resources for ConAgra Foods. Mr. Perez joined ConAgra Foods as senior vice president of Human Resources in 2003. In this role, he leads the people-focused initiatives supporting the company's ongoing business transformation.

Prior to joining ConAgra Foods, Mr. Perez was senior vice president, Human Resources, for W.W. Grainger. He also held senior Human Resources positions with Alliant Foodservice and Pepsi Cola General Bottlers

Added by NSHP Editor on August 31, 2007 at 5:37pm — No Comments

Walmart Inc. Among 50 Best Companies for Latinas

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. announced today that the company has been named as one of the "50 Best Companies for Latinas" by LATINA Style Magazine for the second year in a row. Wal-Mart was honored for its continued commitment to provide the best career opportunities for Latinas. Walmart ranked no. 1 over more than 800 U.S. corporations on their recruitment and procurement policies, employee benefits and advancement opportunities for women, particularly Latinas.

Wal-Mart, with more than… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on August 30, 2007 at 10:42am — No Comments

David C. Lizárraga

The President and CEO of TELACU Millenium, LLC and current Chair of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHC) has been named by Latino Leaders Magazine as one of the "Top 101 Influential Leaders in the Latino Community.”

Lizárraga’s selection by Latino Leaders Magazine was based on criteria that included level of responsibility, commitment to the Latino community, and accomplishments that demonstrate a high standard of excellence and innovation.

Added by NSHP Editor on August 29, 2007 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Urban Whites Dwindling

Whites are now in the minority in one third of America's most populous counties and, overall, outnumbered in nearly one in 10 of the nation's 3,141 counties, according to new analysis of census data.

The shift reflects the increasing diversity of the US, the result of immigration particularly from Central and South America and the higher birth rate among blacks and Hispanics.

Numerically, the greatest increases were in New York, Los Angeles, Washington, San Francisco and… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on August 28, 2007 at 11:56pm — No Comments

Where is the Hispanic Middle Class?

That's exactly the question that researchers at the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute at the University of Southern California seek to answer.

In a recent report, they state that currently there are about 3.7 million affluent Hispanics nationwide. U.S. Census Bureau data for 2002 shows that 36 percent of Hispanic households had middle-class wealth.

The very existence of the Hispanic middle and upper classes has gone unnoticed in mainstream society, with their image… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on August 28, 2007 at 11:27pm — No Comments

Wellpoint Inc. reaches out to the Hispanic market

Healthcare company Wellpoint Inc., who created a successful product for the twenty-somethings, is now targeting the Hispanic market. Wellpoint is getting ready to launch new products called Nuestro Bien, which means "our well-being," in early 2008.

Based in Indianpolis, WellPoint is following essentially the same game plan it used to develop Tonik, its insurance product for 18- to 34-year-old customers.

Toward that goal, WellPoint is doing three key things.""

First,… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on August 28, 2007 at 2:18pm — No Comments

Slowdown of Remittances to Mexico

A new national survey of Latino immigrants suggests that recently adopted state and local laws aimed at making life more difficult for illegal immigrants have slowed the growth in the flow of money sent to relatives in Mexico.

Experts who follow the money transfers, also known as familial remittances, have been confounded over why growth in the totals has leveled off in the first half of the year despite continued growth in the Mexican immigrant population.

The… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on August 28, 2007 at 10:08am — No Comments

Embattled Attorney General Gonzales Resigns

"It has been one of my greatest privileges to lead the Department of Justice," Gonzales said in a brief statement, giving no reasons for his departure as of Sept. 17. Solicitor General Paul Clement will temporarily take his place.

Gonzales faced tough congressional questioning over the firings of nine federal prosecutors late last year, with Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., flatly saying in July," I don't trust you."

At the same hearing, committee… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on August 27, 2007 at 11:19pm — No Comments

Reaching the Hispanic Mobile Media Consumer

Hispanics are now the fastest-growing and youngest-skewing U.S. mobile segment, with a higher average revenue per user (ARPU) than any other demographic group, according to the latest Telephia research.

The challenge for carriers, content providers and advertisers is to create an emotional bond that resonates with this young, but extremely diverse group.

This month, Sprint will sponsor the U.S. tour of Mexican rock band Mana—who have sold more than 23 million albums… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on August 27, 2007 at 10:02pm — No Comments

Immigrant Workers Fueling Small Town Survival

While many rural towns across the country slowly die, Dodge City, Kansas and others have become engines of growth.

During the past few decades, many of the nation's giant meat producers and processors have moved their plants from the cities to rural areas where they are closer to the massive herds of cattle that wander the US plains and to non-union laborers.

And, as the area attracts more and more poor migrant workers, Dodge City has become emblematic of another… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on August 27, 2007 at 9:36pm — No Comments

Hispanics and African Americans Consume more Organic Food

Sales of organic foods, touted for their health benefits, are growing rapidly. Yet at the same time fast food sales, portrayed as a key contributor to the obesity epidemic, are also on the rise. While the regular food sector is showing a 2 to 3% growth annually, organic food is jumping ahead with a 17 to 20% growth rate.

A recent study by The Hartman Group found that, “Compared to the general population, two ethnic and racial groups are somewhat more likely to purchase… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on August 27, 2007 at 9:07pm — No Comments

Improving the Health of Hispanic Elderly

Eight communities – mostly large metropolitan markets – have been selected to participate in a Health and Human Services pilot initiative aimed at improving the health and quality of life for Hispanic senior citizens.

The metropolitan areas of Chicago, IL; Houston, McAllen, and San Antonio, TX; Los Angeles and San Diego, CA; Miami, FL; and New York, NY have been selected to take part in the pilot project, according to Carolyn Clancy, Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on August 27, 2007 at 8:49pm — No Comments

Hispanic Population Promotes Housing Changes

Oklahoma's Hispanic population has increased by 38 percent since 2000, according to the U.S. Bureau of Census.The Oklahoma City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce estimates that the Hispanic population in the Oklahoma City metro area exceeds 90,000 and estimates statewide population at more than 300,000.

With Oklahoma's growing Hispanic population, members of the community are assured positive changes in the housing sector."We are dedicated to increasing the quantity of homeowners in… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on August 27, 2007 at 10:29am — No Comments

Foreign-Born Latinos Make Progress on Wages

According to a new report from the Pew Hispanic Center, foreign-born Latino workers made notable progress between 1995 and 2005 when ranked by hourly wage. The proportion of foreign-born Latino workers in the lowest quintile of the wage distribution decreased to 36% from 42% while many workers moved into the middle quintiles, according to a new analysis of Census Bureau data done by the Center.

While Latino workers moved out of the low end of the wage distribution and into the… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on August 23, 2007 at 1:11pm — No Comments

Jose Escalante

Telenovela producer Dori Media Group has established a beachhead in Miami. DMG's stock has more than doubled in the last year, and it has been expanding accordingly, with a new subsidiary named Dori Media America to be based in Florida, where the company has stated its intention to begin distributing its library to American networks.

The company, which produces 800 hours a year in Argentina and Israel, has tapped Jose Escalante to run Dori Media America. He was previously the VP and… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on August 22, 2007 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Louis P. Miramontes

Managing partner for KPMG’s San Francisco office, was honored with a 2006 Latino Business Leadership Award presented by the San Francisco Business Times, San Francisco Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Wells Fargo. The Latino Business Leadership Awards highlight achievements in Corporate America, entrepreneurship, nonprofit work and philanthropy, healthcare, and the public sector.

Miramontes was cited for his leadership role at KPMG, for his efforts in increasing Latinos’ awareness of… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on August 21, 2007 at 8:09pm — No Comments

Bilingual Obesity Prevention Program Launched in FL

HOPE (Hispanic Obesity Prevention Education) is a recently launched free obesity prevention and education program. It is available to all Floridians (financed by the Florida Department of Health) and their website is in English and Spanish.

The program promotes increased physical activity, healthy eating, and eating appropriate portion sizes. The main benefit of the program is increased knowledge about how to achieve a healthier lifestyle, through improved eating behaviors and… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on August 21, 2007 at 12:54pm — No Comments

First Hispanic-Owned Hotel in D.C. Area

Clark Construction Group LLC of Bethesda has committed to build a 218-room Marriott Courtyard hotel in Washington, D.C. This hotel will be the first Hispanic-owned hotel in the District.The hotel scheduled to open in 2009, will be majority-owned by The Finvarb Group, a Hispanic-owned family business from Florida.

The new eight-story hotel is set to include street-level retail stores and an exterior glass elevator which connects to a walkway overpass to the New York Avenue Metrorail… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on August 21, 2007 at 12:48pm — No Comments

Helping the Victims of the Earthquake in Peru

Noted as one of the worst natural disasters to hit Peru within the last 100 years, the earthquake that hit Wednesday night left 2,000 injured and over 500 fatalities. With a magnitude of approx. 8.0, this massive earthquake was centered in the ocean about 90 miles south of the country’s capital and was followed by nine aftershocks

In the midst of crumbled buildings and piles of debris, victims of the quake struggle to cope with the loss of homes and family members. As the health… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on August 21, 2007 at 12:31pm — No Comments

Win an MBA Fellowship

Latin Trade and the Moore School of Business invite applications for The International Business Fellowship ―a full-tuition fellowship that will be awarded to a talented individual who applies to the IMBA program and answers the essay question: "How would an International MBA help you meet the opportunities and challenges of doing business in a global world?"

The Moore School of Business’s full-time International MBA program has been ranked 1st or 2nd for 18 consecutive years by U.S.… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on August 20, 2007 at 6:55pm — No Comments

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