Hispanic professional society & diversity job fairs at NSHP.org

August 2007 Blog Posts (29)

Check Fraud Ring Targets Mostly Hispanic Businesses

A group seems to be targeting businesses that employ large populations of Hispanic immigrants by forging their checks and then cashing the checks at small Latino groceries. The crooks cashed 74 counterfeit Foster Farms checks and walked off with over $52,000 -- possibly the most damaging local check fraud case ever.



"This is the first time we've dealt with anything like this," said Kelso police Detective Mark Berglund, one of three local law enforcement officials… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on August 20, 2007 at 6:03pm — No Comments

Despite Voter Drives, Hispanics Are Still Underrepresented

Nationally, there are a handful of elected Latino leaders serving in Congress but none from the Houston area. Houston also has never had a Hispanic mayor and has just two Hispanics on the 14-member City Council.



"The demographic growth doesn't automatically translate into political power," said Nestor Rodriguez, chairman of the University of Houston's Sociology Department and co-director for the Center for Immigration Research.



But with immigration as the impetus, Latino… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on August 20, 2007 at 4:54pm — No Comments

25 Years Old Hispanic Center to Close its Doors

The south Minneapolis center that was founded 25 years ago to help Hispanic Minnesotans but for the past several years, the organization has faced financial problems. They only recently became insurmountable.



After a weekend review of the organization's finances, the board of directors voted Thursday to close shop at its south Minneapolis headquarters, effective immediately.



"I'm in shock," said Ortiz, who coordinated the Centro de Derechos Laborales, or Worker Rights… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on August 20, 2007 at 3:06pm — No Comments

Nearly Half of the Nation's Hispanic Students Want to Study Near Home

According to a report released today by a national education research institute, nearly half of the nation's Hispanic students attend a few colleges like those in the El Paso area because they are affordable, accessible and close to home.



"Today in America, the concentration of Latino students in a relatively small number of institutions is a very important finding," said Sarita Brown, president of Excelencia in Education, a group that promotes higher education among Latinos, which… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on August 20, 2007 at 2:07pm — No Comments

The search for a job as a highly qualified professional

It is very interesting to see how things really work. We listen to attorneys and politicians discussing about how important diversity is for the economic development of countries. As a qualified professional and MBA student in Florida, it is really hard to believe that this discussion is really something to be considered.



I have faced situations where I have been questioned 'why' I am pursuing an MBA, when the majority of the americans are satisfied to have their High School diplomas… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on August 13, 2007 at 10:55am — No Comments

Successful Conversion: Grande Foods

In the year since the Thriftway Supermarket in Cornelius, Oregon became Grande Foods, the store has turned over its entire team of department managers and seen its layout and product mix thoroughly overhauled.



The decision to cater to the Latino market made sense to the store's business owners, who have watched Cornelius and the surrounding area become a magnet to Oregon's growing Hispanic community.



The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that there are more than 320,000… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on August 6, 2007 at 3:42pm — No Comments

Hispanic Women Business Owners on the Rise

Hispanic women are opening up businesses across America faster than any other ethnic group, according to statistics from the Center for Women's Business Research. They sign paychecks for more than 418,000 U.S. workers and generate sales of nearly $67 billion nationwide.



No one keeps statistics on how many Latino women own businesses in individual Illinois counties, said Alma Martinez, president of the Latino Business Association (LBA) in Joliet, Illinois. But she does know that when… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on August 6, 2007 at 3:15pm — No Comments

Diversity in Higher Education: The Texas Case

Demographers and economists had warned for decades that Texas' population was changing dramatically, and that our institutions of higher learning were falling behind in enrollment, graduation rates, excellence and research.



In a rapidly globalizing economy, they warned, the importance of degrees was growing as rapidly as Texas' minority populations. If Texas didn't improve its colleges and universities — and dramatically increase enrollment and graduation rates, household incomes… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on August 6, 2007 at 2:46pm — No Comments

Acculturation through Advertisement Language Preferences

When it comes to reaching Hispanics, using Spanish-language advertising might seem like a no-brainer. But according to a new study from Simmons Research, a New York-based tracker of consumer behavior, that’s not necessarily the case. While first-generation Hispanics prefer Spanish-language advertising because it’s easier to understand, second- and especially third-generation Hispanics are somewhat indifferent to it.



Just 6 percent of third-generation and 16 percent of… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on August 6, 2007 at 2:37pm — No Comments

Monthly Archives

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

About NSHP

With 25,000+ members, the National Society for Hispanic Professionals is the top US networking association for Hispanic professionals. It's free to join and this is a great place for you to connect with new people who share your interests, BUT it's not for selling or promoting your business. Join us today and ask here if in doubt about our policy.

Bilingual jobs

With 25,000+ members, the National Society for Hispanic Professionals is the top US networking association for Hispanic professionals.

Badge

Loading…

© 2021   Created by NSHP admin.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service