Fact Sheet


Fact Sheet

Raise the Wage! A $12 Federal Minimum Wage Would Benefit 8.5 Million Latino Workers

Stephanie Román, (July 7, 2015)

Issue: Economy and Workforce, Policy, Wages and Income
Publication Type: Fact Sheet

An unfair minimum wage disproportionately affects Latinos who are concentrated in low-wage jobs. Congress has not raised the federal minimum wage, currently $7.25 per hour, since 2009. Worse, the minimum wage for tipped workers has remained $2.13 per hour for over 20 years. Consequently, many hardworking families struggle to cover the rising cost of living. Raising the minimum wage to $12.00 would lift a significant share of Latino workers out of poverty and benefit 8.5 million working Latinos. Read More

  • Preview
  • Download

Latino Jobs Report: Health Care Industry Shows Promising Growth Opportunities

Stephanie Román, (July 2, 2015)

Issue: Economy and Employment, Economy and Workforce
Publication Type: Fact Sheet

In June 2015, employers added 223,000 jobs, 57,000 less than the previous month, and the unemployment rate declined slightly from 5.5% to 5.3%. Job growth occurred in professional and business services, health care, retail, and food services. Health care occupations have added over 400,000 jobs in the past year and are projected to add the most new jobs of any sector between 2012 and 2022—an estimated five million. Currently, Latinos make up only 12.1% of health care workers, compared to 16.1% of all workers, signaling a need for greater Latino representation in health care occupations. Read More

  • Preview
  • Download

Latino Millennials at Work: 5 Ways Employers Can Attract and Retain Latino Millennials

Stephanie Román, (June 30, 2015)

Issue: Economy and Employment, Economy and Workforce, Youth
Publication Type: Fact Sheet

As the youngest and fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population, Latinos are essential to meeting the demands of the U.S. labor market. Employers recognize the importance of recruiting young Latino talent, but many report difficulty recruiting, hiring, and retaining Latino candidates. This disconnect has contributed to relatively high rates of unemployment and underemployment of Latino millennials, despite their improving educational outcomes. This brief highlights the findings of focus groups with Latino millennials and employers. Based on this research, NCLR offers recommendations on how employers can better recruit and retain young Latino talent. Read More

  • Preview
  • Download

Latino Jobs Report: Job Growth Continues in May

Stephanie Román, (June 5, 2015)

Issue: Economy and Employment, Economy and Workforce
Publication Type: Fact Sheet

The U.S. Department of Labor reported that U.S. employers added 280,000 jobs in May 2015, an increase of 57,000 jobs (20%) from the previous month. The national unemployment rate, at 5.5%, changed little. Employment gains of 57,000 in leisure and hospitality likely boosted Latino employment. Continued growth in leisure and hospitality jobs is likely as vacation season approaches. Read More

  • Preview
  • Download

Profiles of Latinos and Technology Issue 3

NCLR, (May 13, 2015)

Issue: Civil Rights and Justice
Publication Type: Fact Sheet

Profiles of Latinos and Technology: A Closer Look at Internet Access and Usage by Latinos Issue 3: Equitable Technology Access for Latino Students: The FCC E-Rate Program The FCC began modernizing the E-Rate program in July 2014 by issuing an E-Rate Modernization Order to expand Wi-Fi connections in schools and libraries while continuing broadband support services. The FCC issued a second order in December 2014 that, among other things, increased E-Rate program funding for the first time since 1997. The E-Rate program is critical to millions of Latinos and low-income communities that depend on schools and public libraries to access the Internet. Nearly half of Latino children live in households... Read More

  • Preview
  • Download

Profiles of Latinos and Technology Issue 2

NCLR, (May 13, 2015)

Issue: Civil Rights and Justice
Publication Type: Fact Sheet

Profiles of Latinos and Technology: A Closer Look at Internet Access and Usage by Latinos Issue 2: Tackling Digital Disparities: Expanding the FCC Lifeline Program to Support Broadband Services The Lifeline program provides millions of low-income consumers with a discount on phone services to ensure that all Americans are able to connect, via telephone or mobile, to emergency services, family members, and jobs. In 2012 the FCC launched the Lifeline Broadband Pilot Program6 to explore how the agency could modernize its current Lifeline program to increase home broadband adoption rates among low-income Americans. Read More

  • Preview
  • Download

Profiles of Latinos and Technology Issue 1

NCLR, (May 13, 2015)

Issue: Civil Rights and Justice
Publication Type: Fact Sheet

Profiles of Latinos and Technology: A Closer Look at Internet Access and Usage by Latinos Issue 1: Latino Internet Adoption Rates, Digital Disparities, and the Cost of Broadband Digital disparities pose disadvantages for Hispanics and low-income communities. Although Internetconnected mobile devices offer an affordable alternative to home Internet connections, these devices are not adequate substitutes for home computers. Instead, the cost of broadband as a primary barrier to Latino home Internet usage must be addressed through a combination of lower costs and expanded subsidized public and private programs. Read More

  • Preview
  • Download

Latino Jobs Report: Construction Resurges

Catherine Singley Harvey, (May 8, 2015)

Issue: Economy and Workforce, Economy and Employment
Publication Type: Fact Sheet

U.S. employers added 223,000 jobs in April, nearly three times the growth in the previous month. Read More

  • Preview
  • Download

Latino Jobs Report: Job Growth Slows in March

NCLR, (April 3, 2015)

Issue: Economy and Employment, Economy and Workforce, Wealth-Building
Publication Type: Fact Sheet

The U.S. Department of Labor reported today that U.S. employers added 126,000 jobs in March 2015, the lowest net job gain since December 2013. Read More

  • Preview
  • Download

Monthly Latino Employment Report: Disparities in Youth Unemployment Persist

NCLR, (March 6, 2015)

Issue: Economy and Employment, Economy and Workforce, Wealth-Building
Publication Type: Fact Sheet

Latinos represent 20% of U.S. workers between ages 16 and 19, compared to 16% of the total workforce. Latino and Black teens are much more likely to be unemployed than their White counterparts. Read More

  • Preview
  • Download

Monthly Latino Employment Report: Construction Employment Gains Highlight Safety Concerns

Catherine Singley Harvey, (February 6, 2015)

Issue: Economy and Workforce, Wealth-Building
Publication Type: Fact Sheet

Job growth in construction is good for Latinos, who represent one in four workers in the industry; however, trends in fatal workplace injuries for Latinos in construction are cause for concern. Read More

  • Preview
  • Download

NCLR Analysis of the President’s 2016 Budget

NCLR, (February 3, 2015)

Issue: Economy and Employment, Wealth-Building
Publication Type: Fact Sheet

This brief provides an analysis of key themes as they relate to the U.S. Latino population included in the president’s fiscal year 2016 budget proposal. Read More

  • Preview
  • Download

Monthly Latino Employment Report: December 2014

Catherine Singley, (January 9, 2015)

Issue: Economy and Employment
Publication Type: Fact Sheet

Monthly Latino Employment Report: Latino Employment Statistics for December 2014 The U.S. Department of Labor reported today that U.S. employers added 252,000 jobs in December 2014, rounding out a strong fourth quarter for the American workforce. Read More

  • Preview
  • Download

Voices Across America Support Administrative Relief

NCLR, (December 18, 2014)

Issue: Civic Engagement
Publication Type: Fact Sheet

On November 20, people across the country tuned in to listen to President Obama address the country and describe the actions his administration would be taking since Congress had failed to act on immigration. The president made the long-awaited decision to provide relief from deportation to up to five million people, including the parents or children who are U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents. Read More

  • Preview
  • Download

What Individuals Can Do Now to Prepare for Administrative Relief (Spanish)

Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ilrc), (November 24, 2014)

Issue: Immigration
Publication Type: Fact Sheet, Spanish Publications

Fact sheet on what individuals can do to prepare for admin relief in Spanish. Read More

  • Preview
  • Download

What Individuals Can Do Now to Prepare for Administrative Relief

Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ilrc), (November 24, 2014)

Issue: Immigration
Publication Type: Fact Sheet

Fact sheet on what individuals can do to prepare for admin relief. Read More

  • Preview
  • Download

Overview of Administrative Relief for Community Members (Spanish)

Committee on Immigration Reform Implementation (CIRI), (November 21, 2014)

Issue: Immigration
Publication Type: Fact Sheet, Spanish Publications

Community Education Flyer in Spanish Read More

  • Preview
  • Download

Overview of Administrative Relief for Community Members

Committee on Immigration Reform Implementation (CIRI), (November 21, 2014)

Issue: Immigration
Publication Type: Fact Sheet

Community Education Flyer Read More

  • Preview
  • Download

Summary of Administrative Relief

Committee on Immigration Reform Implementation (CIRI), (November 21, 2014)

Issue: Immigration
Publication Type: Fact Sheet

 Two page summary of Deferred Action programs. Read More

  • Preview
  • Download

House Republicans Leadership Their Inaction Demands Executive Action on Immigration

NCLR, (November 20, 2014)

Issue: Immigration
Publication Type: Fact Sheet

On June 27, 2013, after months of hearings, hundreds of amendments, 37 hours of committee debate, and nine days on the floor, Republicans and Democrats in the Senate, in a rare show of bipartisan cooperation, passed comprehensive immigration reform legislation. “Finally,” the majority of Americans thought, “Congress is working together to fix a problem facing our country.” But the legislation then headed to the House of Representatives and was blocked by House leadership, who had no plan of their own to offer. Read More

  • Preview
  • Download

Page 1 of 21 pages  1 2 3 >  Last »