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October 2004 Blog Posts (19)

HP Launches Web Site for U.S. Hispanic Small and Medium-Size Businesses

New York, NY--(HISPANIC PR WIRE - BUSINESS WIRE)--October 5, 2004--HP (NYSE:HPQ) (Nasdaq:HPQ) today unveiled its U.S. Hispanic Web site, presented in Spanish, built to highlight the full portfolio of the company's products and services for Hispanic-owned small and medium-size businesses (SMBs).



Visitors can view the new site by going to http://www.hp.com/go/hispanic.



Key features include:



-- Easy access through the "Estados Unidos -- Espanol" link located on the… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on October 20, 2004 at 2:08pm — No Comments

Latino business owners focus on ability to compete

One day, corporate America woke up and smelled the Latino buying power.

Suddenly, the Latino small-business community, which has catered to and among its own for decades, is facing a new challenge: competition.



On Saturday, more than 450 people gathered at Chemeketa Community College for the second annual Latino Small Business and Workforce Development Conference.



They received tips on keeping their business competitive now that everyone seems to be clamoring for… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on October 20, 2004 at 2:06pm — No Comments

Latinas share success

Latina businesses are on fire.



The number of Latina-owned businesses grew by 39 percent nationwide, to an estimated 470,344, in the five-year period that ended in 2002. That compares with about 9 percent growth for other businesses, according to the Center for Women's Business Research, which draws its estimates from U.S. Census data.



In Arizona, the number of Latina-owned companies grew by 58.3 percent during that same time, to 14,538. And they generated nearly $726.9… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on October 20, 2004 at 2:02pm — No Comments

Wealth gap in U.S. widens

The Miami Herald

herald.com

Mon, Oct. 18, 2004

ECONOMICS



Wealth gap in U.S. widens



A new study found that the median net worth for white households in 2002 was 11 times more than Hispanic households and more than 14 times that of black households.



BY GENARO C. ARMAS



Associated Press



WASHINGTON - The enormous wealth gap between white families and blacks and Hispanics grew larger after the most recent recession, a private… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on October 18, 2004 at 5:22pm — No Comments

Latino's middle class hurt by recession

WASHINGTON, DC-(October 18, 2004) - A Pew Hispanic Center study shows the recession and jobless recovery were much harder on the net worth of minority households. The findings from the study suggest that while Latinos have made tremendous economic gains in recent years, their economic status still leaves them well short of whites and far more vulnerable during downturns.



This new study from the Pew Hispanic Center finds that the wealth gap between Hispanic and non-Hispanic White… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on October 18, 2004 at 4:50pm — No Comments

Kids elect the first Hispanic female President of the US

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 18, 2004-- If kids across the country could legally vote in the upcoming Presidential election, we'd find that they're a lot more liberal than their parents (and the rest of the country).



According to a new poll by Kidsvote2004.com, 23% of kids surveyed felt that Dora the Explorer would make the best President out of a list of cartoon-character candidates. When asked how they would vote in the… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on October 18, 2004 at 4:34pm — No Comments

Bilingual-trained medical pesonnel in demand

Hispanic or bilingual medical personnel, specially registered nurses but also dieticians and radiologists are at the top of the recruitment most-wanted list. A growing Hispanic patient base makes this need imperative and recruiters are aggresively targeting these professionals nationwide.



According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics there has been a 28.9% increase of Hispanics in the healthcare workforce since 2000, but the number is expected to grow as the demand for bilingual… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on October 15, 2004 at 9:13pm — No Comments

100 Most influential Hispanics

Ralph Alvarez, President of McDonalds USA; Ramon Baez, CIO of Honeywell Automation; Ralph de la Vega, COO of Cingular wireless; Frank Fernandez, Executive VP of Home Depot; Alberto Gonzalez-Pita, Executive VP and General Counsel of Tyson Foods; Richard Gonzalez, President & COO of Abbott Laboratories; Carlos Hernandez, Executive VP of JPMorganChase; George Reyes, CFO of Google and Carlos Morales Sr., VP from Merrill Lynch are… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on October 15, 2004 at 8:47pm — No Comments

A Latina superhero

Anya Corazon is the first latina superhero to appear in the Amazing Fantasy comic series from Marvel Comics. A half-mexican urban hero, Anya -a phonetic play on the Spanish word for spider (araña)- derived her Spider-Man-like powers from an ancient mystic clan.



"We wanted something derived from the mythology of Spider-Man and at the same time a new, strong female character. And who better than a Latina? We were lacking a super heroine who could inject another culture into our… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on October 15, 2004 at 8:21pm — No Comments

Minorities, the majority in more areas

Denver and Orange County, Calif., as well as remote Yoakum County, Texas, and Barbour County, Ala., are among 26 counties where whites who are not Hispanic have lost their majority status since 2000. That's now the case in 280 of the nation's 3,141 counties, further evidence that diversity has spread.



It means more Americans may have to ask: Who's a minority?



"It's a moving target," says Robert Lang, head of the Metropolitan Institute at Virginia Tech. "The majority will… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on October 14, 2004 at 10:05pm — No Comments

Changes help cut deaths of Hispanic construction workers

San Antonio, TX - For the first time in 11 years, deaths among foreign-born Hispanic workers dropped, falling to 519 last year from a peak of 578 in 2002, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. Likewise, deaths for all Hispanic workers declined for the second consecutive year, to 791 deaths, after six years of increases.



That's significant in Texas because a large portion of construction workers are Hispanic. In fact, an estimated 60 percent of new Hispanic immigrants… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on October 14, 2004 at 6:31pm — No Comments

New initiative to support Hispanic families

Washington, DC--(HISPANIC PR WIRE)--October 13, 2004--HHS’ Administration for Children and Families (ACF) today announced the Hispanic Healthy Marriage Initiative. The initiative is designed to offer Hispanic couples greater access to voluntary marriage education services where they can acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to form and sustain a healthy marriage. It includes a national roundtable this October 14 and 15 in Washington, DC, which will convene national and local leaders to… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on October 14, 2004 at 6:21pm — No Comments

Anna Lopez

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Anna M. Lopez, Executive Director of UNITY: Journalists of Color, Inc. was named to the Hispanic Business 100 Most Influential Hispanics list that was published in the magazine's October 2004 issue. After being named the executive director of UNITY in July of 2003, Lopez ended an eight year tenure at the National Association of Hispanic Journalists in which she increased the yearly budget from $1 million to $1.7 million and the membership to 1,800… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on October 14, 2004 at 6:18pm — No Comments

IRS E-File remains available for extension filers

WASHINGTON - The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers that e-file, its electronic filing service, remains available for their use long after the regular April 15 filing deadline.



The IRS expects some 10 million taxpayers, out of approximately 130 million, to file after April 15. Among these are taxpayers who received an automatic four-month filing extension, filers in certain hardship situations who are eligible for an additional two-month extension and late filers who did not… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on October 13, 2004 at 7:22pm — No Comments

A motivating message: Dreams come true

Former Miss Universe inspires students.

BY JENNIFER MOONEY PIEDRA



Amelia Vega is used to attracting attention. People stare at her. They whisper about her. They can't take their eyes off her.



But Tuesday at Hialeah High, Vega -- Miss Universe 2003 -- wanted the students to take home a different message: Stick to your studies.



''When you want a dream to come true,'' Vega, 19, said to an audience of about 300 high school students, ``you really have to work… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on October 13, 2004 at 2:32pm — No Comments

Take A Trip Through Hispanic-American History

One of the best ways to increase your awareness, understanding, and appreciation for the contributions of Hispanic people to American culture is to visit sites that celebrate and explore that history. Here are a few suggestions to get you started.



Ybor City: Cigar Capital of the World -- Tampa, Fla.



Walk down Seventh Avenue in Ybor City (now a section of Tampa, Fla.) and feel yourself transported to a place in another time.

Brick streets are lined with sidewalks of… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on October 7, 2004 at 3:18pm — No Comments

How to help Floridians affected by the hurricane season

DAYTONA BEACH - Lt. Governor Toni Jennings presented yesterday Volusia County with its first check from the Florida Hurricane Relief Fund. The check for $174, 594 will be used to provide aid to individuals impacted by the 2004 hurricanes.



"I am encouraged by the hope and enthusiasm I see from the residents of Volusia County after being hit not once, but three times, this hurricane season," said Lt. Governor Jennings. "Thanks to all who have contributed to the Hurricane Relief Fund,… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on October 6, 2004 at 12:42am — No Comments

Hispanic Heritage speaker shares inspiration with Army National Guard

Redondo Beach, CA (PRWEB) October 5, 2004 – Dr. Joachim de Posada of the Latino Speakers Bureau, recently took his high-energy motivational message to the soldiers, officers and civilians of the Army National Guard Readiness Center in Washington D.C.. With a unique style and a fresh sense of humor, he offered a special and emotional message about the opportunities and freedoms the United States provides immigrants and the relevance of our Nation’s greatness in times of… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on October 3, 2004 at 5:09pm — No Comments

The 1st Latinos in the Sports Industry Summit.

Greetings everyone. I am posting a weblink for the upcoming Latinos in the Sports Industry Summit which will take place Nov. 3-4th in the Dominican Republic. This is an opportunity to network with the who's who in the sports industry, learn about issues facing Latino in the sports industry both on and off the playing field and to enjoy the splendor of the Dominican Republic. Please visit www.lsifoundation.com for details and registration.

Sincerely,
Latino Sports Foundation

Added by NSHP Editor on October 1, 2004 at 3:37pm — No Comments

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