Friday, September 6th, 2013

Economy added 169k jobs in August as the recovery grinds along

By Ylan Q. Mui, Washington Post The U.S. economy added a disappointing 169,000 jobs last month, according to government data released Friday, a grinding pace that could alter the Federal Reserve’s plans to pull back on its stimulus program. The Labor Department’s monthly estimate of hiring was weaker than many analysts had expected and offered little

Friday, September 6th, 2013

Hispanic NFL players earn highest average salary

By Richard Thompson, The Daily Caller Hispanic players earn the highest average salary in the National Football League, according to a study provided to The Daily Caller. Best Tickets conducted an unofficial census of NFL players and found that the average yearly...

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Fast food workers strike, demand better wages

By Adriana Maestas,  NBCLatino On Thursday, labor organizers held a series of strikes across the country at McDonald’s and Burger King restaurants demanding a pay increase to $15 an hour. The current federal minimum wage is $7.25, although...

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Just before Labor Day, a report shows struggles of Latino workers

By Griselda Nevarez, Voxxi A new report by the AFL-CIO depicts how, even after four years since the recession officially ended, Latino workers continue to be disproportionally affected by the weak economic recovery. The report released Thursday finds that as...

Monday, August 26th, 2013

How Goya brought ethnic food to white America

By Lydia DePillis, Washington Post About a year ago, in Washington’s Mount Pleasant neighborhood, an independent grocer called Bestway changed hands. The new owner is In Suk Pak, a South Korean by way of Pennsylvania. He renamed the...

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Uncle Sam wants you to join and succeed in the Federal Government?

by Jorge E. Ponce, NewsTaco Federal employees are in a state of confusion lately.  Their pay has been frozen for three years, and going to a fourth.  The Office of Management and Budget has imposed a moratorium...

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

Los retos de la comunidad hispana

By Julio Fuentes, Latinovations Son muchos los desafíos que enfrentamos los latinos hoy en Estados Unidos. Desde el bajo rendimiento académico hasta los altos niveles de desempleo, hay una serie de obstáculos que los latinos tenemos que...

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Health care administrators: Where are the Latino role models?

By Hope Gillette, Saludify Latinos make up approximately 3 percent of hospital board members in the United States, according to the American Hospital Association (AHA), while approximately 90 percent of other health care administrators are non-Hispanic white....

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Latino high-tech entrepreneurs have math in the blood

By Julia Perez, Being Latino “Age discrimination in Latin America is the reason why so many people start their own business.” This is the opinion of some which I won’t argue either way. I’d rather focus on a...

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Latino journalists losing ground in U.S. daily newspapers

By Percy Luján, The Associated Press/Standard-Examiner As job losses have devastated U.S. daily newspapers, the disparity between the percentage of Hispanics in the newsroom and in the general population has widened. That can affect coverage of issues important to...

Monday, August 12th, 2013

Jeff Bezos’ father and the special Hispanic connection

By Emilio C. Sanchez, Voxxi Man of the week, Jeff Bezos, is considered one of the top visionaries of the century and has a strong link to the Hispanic community that you may not know about. His stepfather,...

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

Study: Latino immigrants shielded U.S. workers from job cuts

By UPI CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 7 (UPI) — Low-skilled Mexican-born U.S. workers shielded low-skilled U.S.-born workers from job losses during the Great Recession by returning to Mexico, a study found. The lesser-skilled immigrant workers were much more ready...

Monday, August 5th, 2013

U.S. Latinas Changing America’s Consumption Landscape

By Hispanically Speaking News Women are the key factor in the buying power of the Hispanic population, integrating the Latino and American cultures into their decisions, according to a study released Thursday by Nielsen. The study, entitled...

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Latino unemployment rate jumps up to 9.4 percent

By Griselda Nevarez, Voxxi Although the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ latest employment report shows a drop in the national unemployment rate, Latinos didn’t get such good news. While the national unemployment rate dropped from 7.6 percent to 7.4...

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