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Monthly Latino Employment Report: The Price of Luxury
Latinos represent a significant share of workers in the hotel and accommodation industry. This industry has posted mainly positive employment growth over the past six months. However, low wage and high injury rates for ...
The “American Jobs Act of 2011”
This document highlights encouraging programs in the President's American Jobs Act (S.1549)—a first step toward a long-term vision for a better economy. This pending legislation holds promise for Latino workers and families.
Monthly Latino Employment Report: Young Latinos in the Workforce
As the largest and fastest-growing minority group and a population characterized by its youthfulness, Latinos compose an increasingly important segment of the U.S. economy. Unemployment among young workers is on the rise ...
Monthly Latino Employment Report: Hands-On Jobs to Stabilize Neighborhoods
Among the most promising job creation proposals in Congress is Project Rebuild, which would put people to work rehabilitating homes and businesses in neighborhoods with large numbers of vacant and foreclosed properties. ...
Monthly Latino Employment Report: Feeding the Economic Recovery
This monthly Latino employment report shows that Latino workers are contributing to the food services industry, one of the only sectors that added jobs in May 2011. Yet, low wages and substandard working conditions raise ...
Monthly Latino Employment Report: Labor Day 2011
This Labor Day issue of the Monthly Latino Employment Report reviews how the Latino workforce is vital to several major industries that have added jobs in recent months. Overshadowing this progress, however, is the prevalence ...
Monthly Latino Employment Report: Laying the Foundation for Stronger Neighborhoods
Early in November, the Senate voted down the \Rebuild America Jobs Act\ (S. 1769), the infrastructure portion of President Obama's American Jobs Act. This bill would have invested $50 billion in infrastructure projects ...
Monthly Latino Employment Report: Labor Market Healing
One industry that has maintained positive job growth before, during, and after the recent recession is health care. Investments that build on the successes of adult education and training programs that target low-skill ...
Monthly Latino Employment Report: Steering Economic Recovery
As the fastest-growing segment of the labor force and one that is already contributing to growth in the transportation sector, Latinos stand to benefit from job creation in transportation. Policies designed to diversify ...
Monthly Latino Employment Report: Growth in Low-Wage Industries Continues
Several growing industries employ a disproportionate share of low-wage workers. Latinos are acutely affected by this trend, since they are more likely than other Americans to work in low-wage jobs. This report complements ...