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Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Job Growth for Hispanics Is Outpacing Other Groups

*Can’t deny that this is good news for Latinos, who were among the hardest hit by the Great Recession. Where does this leave issues like minimum wage, job safety laws, earned income tax credits and immigration reform? VL By Noam Scheiber, The New York Times WASHINGTON – With the economy adding nearly 300,000 jobs in

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Finalists revealed: VL Innovators Challenge

*Check it out, this is transformative energy. Nine Latin@ project finalists that use tech to change lives and futures. The winners will be awarded $500,000.00 in grants. Look through the list, you may see someone you know....

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Latino Influence & the Politics of Immigration in the 2014 U.S. Senate Elections

*Good piece, as always, from Latino Decisions. It’s a good read if you’re into political minutiae – x’s and o’s. Cutting to the chase, Damore says Latinos didn’t have a significant impact on the 2014 midterm election...

Friday, December 5th, 2014

Latino unemployment stays under 7 percent for third month in a row

*Good news on the jobs front. Latino unemployment dropped from 6.8% to 6.6%. It’s still not as good as the overall unemployment rate.  At least it’s moving in the right direction. We’ll be able to parse that...

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

The US economy just hung up a giant “help wanted” sign

*Good news, kinda. All the indicators are up, except the hiring part. There are several theories as to why, meanwhile Latino employment remains low. VL By Matt Phillips, Quartz American companies want workers—they just aren’t actually hiring them yet....

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Losing Your Job and Taxes

SPONSORED CONTENT By Alan Kalman, AARP A significant number of individuals have lost their job over the last few years. Some of you will lose your jobs over the next few years. In a two-part series, I...

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Immigration is saving the US from an aging crisis

By Gwynn Guilford, Quartz Old people are taking over—and not just in well-known grey zones like Japan and South Korea. By 2050, one in every three or so Spaniards, Italians and Germans will be 65 and older (pdf, p.6), according...

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Why Latinos Should Care about the Rules that Govern the Internet

By Maria Cardona, Latinovations Broadband in America is getting better and faster.  Overall speeds increased more than 20% over 2012.  A remarkable 19 out of 20 young adults use broadband at home. Yet not everyone is sharing...

Friday, December 6th, 2013

Latino Unemployment Rate Falls Below 9 Percent For First Time In 5 Years

By Fox News Latino The nation’s Latino unemployment rate fell in November to 8.7 percent marking a five-year low since 2008, which is also the last time the Hispanic unemployment rate hit below 9 percent. A fourth...

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Can immigration speed the economic recovery?

By Alain Sherter, CBS News Cities and towns across the U.S. struggling to recover from the Great Recession could benefit from a key force for economic renewal: Immigrants. Foreign-born residents, who now account for one in eight...

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

The Trouble With Enrolling In The Affordable Care Act

By Jude Joffe-Block, Kate Sheehy, Tristan Ahtone, Fronteras Across the Southwest, groups are canvassing neighborhoods to inform uninsured people about how to sign up for coverage under Obama’s Affordable Care Act beginning Oct. 1. But getting the message across is...

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Google Bets Big On Hispanics And Women

By Giovanni Rodriguez, Forbes So far, I have gotten three urgent notes from friends this week, and they all sound something like this:  “Are you going to the event at Google?”  Said friends are all Latino, and...

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Latino Winemakers Rise in California, Through the Ranks

By Patricia Leigh Brown, The New York Times SONOMA, Calif. — It is harvest season in wine country, the time of year when the scent of crushed grapes infuses the air and flatbed trucks heavy with fruit...

Monday, September 9th, 2013

U.S. Hispanic Unemployment Improved in August

By Hispanic Business Unemployment numbers for U.S. Hispanics saw a year-over-year improvement in August and held steady month to month, according to figures released Friday by the Labor Department. The number of unemployed Americans was little changed...

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