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Enhancing Latino Retirement Readiness in California

Catherine Singley Harvey, (April 27, 2015)

Publication Type: Presentation

Watch NCLR’s press conference on retirement in California, featuring: Delia de la Vara, Vice President, NCLR California Region Lata Reddy, Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility at Prudential Financial and President of The Prudential Foundation Harry Dalessio, Senior Vice President of Sales and Strategic Relationships at Prudential Retirement Maggie Cervantes, Executive Director of NEW Economics for Women, a nonprofit community development corporation and NCLR Affiliate in Los Angeles Catherine Singley Harvey, Manager, Economic Policy Project, NCLR View NCLR’s presentation to the California Secure Choice Retirement Savings Investment Board Read More

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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

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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

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Living the American DREAM: Profiles of DACA Recipients

NCLR, (June 15, 2015)

Issue: Immigration
Publication Type: Research Report

In this compilation, we hear about what life was like before Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and what it has meant for these recipients to receive a work permit and live without the fear of deportation. They came to the United States in different ways from all over the globe. They settled across the country, but all grew up with a strong desire to do well in school, help their families, and give back to their communities. These youth represent the ways that DACA can be transformative, from granting access to in-state tuition to facilitating higher education, better job... Read More

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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

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Unlocking the Golden Door: Hispanics and the Citizenship Process

Wendy A. Young, (July 1, 1991)

Issue: Immigration
Publication Type: Research Report

Naturalization is the process by which a person born outside the United States becomes a U.S. citizen. In a nation of immigrants, it is the most important step that an immigrant can take to establish ties with the United States. This remains as true for the Hispanic immigrants of today as for the European immigrants of past decades. Some benefits of citizenship are quite tangible. For example, U.S. citizens have greater access to immigrant visas for their family members than do permanent residents. They are the only group who can obtain visas for their spouses and unmarried minor children almost... Read More

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Financial Regulatory Improvement Act of 2015

NCLR, (May 20, 2015)

Issue: Wealth-Building
Publication Type: Other

Letter on behalf of NCLR, expressing opposition to the proposed “Financial Regulatory Improvement Act of 2015.” Read More

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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

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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

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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

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