Hispanic workforce


From September 15 through October 15, the nation marks National Hispanic Heritage Month, and to mark this, the Department of Labor offers a short video look at the Hispanic Workforce:

Direct link; Link to Spanish version.

It’s an opportune time to think about changing workforce demographics and to take stock of diversity, recruitment, training and other issues. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) present this joint report on The Changing U.S. Workforce: The Growing Hispanic Demographic and the Workplace.

The report urges policy makers, business owners and other decision makers to invest in workforce development and education. Effective practices and strategies that the report identifies include:

• Developing tools to support and improve educational and career outcomes such as structured pathways from college to certain jobs and mentoring to help address the lack of soft skills.

• Facilitating training programs and apprenticeships for entry-level workers to create foundations for success.

• Utilizing creative benefits to help recruit and retain Hispanic Millennials.

For additional reports on Hispanic demographics and the Hispanic workforce, see:

Labor force characteristics by race and ethnicity, 2015 from BLS

Another good reference to bookmark and follow is PewResearchCenter’s Hispanic Trends. Here are a few recent reports we found of interest:


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