Small Business Owner, Coffee Shop Owner
Big Surge in Number of Immigrants Who Are Small Business Owners
By Samantha Leal | 06/14/2012 - 14:30

One in six small business owners in the United States is an immigrant, according to a new report from the Fiscal Policy Institute's Immigration Research Initiative. Immigrants make up 18 percent of all small business owners in the United States. Twenty years ago, immigrants made up only 12 percent of small business owners.

Read more
Unemployment, Job Search
Jobs Report: Unemployment Hits Latinos Hard
By Sugey Palomares | 06/05/2012 - 14:54

The Bureau of Labor and Statistics has released a new jobs report, which showcases that Latino unemployment rates increased from 10.3% to 11% in April. The economic recession has also hit the African American community, which has an unemployment rate of 13%. The numbers reflect how deeply Latino workers have been affected by the job market with unemployment rates that are three points higher than the national average of 8.2%.

Read more
Labor Department Report: Latinos Filled 60 Percent Of All New Jobs In 2011
Labor Department Report: Latinos Filled 60 Percent Of All New Jobs In 2011
By Jill Pankow | 02/07/2012 - 11:41

After a long stretch of financial hardship for many Latinos, it seems the tides may finally be turning. As the nation’s economy begins to add jobs, those positions are quickly being filled, and mostly by Latinos! Sixty percent of new jobs, most of which are in the areas of hotels, food services, healthcare and manufacturing, went to the Latino population according to the Huffington Post.

Read more
Alabama Immigration
Alabama’s Latinos Stop Their Work In Protest of Immigration Law
By Amaris Castillo | 10/13/2011 - 16:01

In protest of Alabama’s new immigration law, many Latinos in the state reportedly skipped work yesterday or closed their businesses, Fox News Latino reports. According to the website, the goal of their work stoppage was to show the contribution Alabama’s Latino immigrants make to the southern state’s economy.

Read more
Top 15 U.S. Cities for Young Latinos to Live In
Top 15 U.S. Cities for Young Latinos to Live In
By Amaris Castillo | 08/19/2011 - 12:28

Are you young?  And Latino?  Mun2 has an idea of where you should move to – if you don’t already live there.  The cable network has released a list of top 15 U.S.

Read more
Hilda Solis
Hilda Solis Talks Latino Jobs & Unemployment on Univision
By Amaris Castillo | 07/19/2011 - 14:15

The United States Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis spoke to Univision recently about the state of unemployment among Latinos in the country. In an exclusive interview with the network’s Satcha Pretto, Solis spoke about why the rate of unemployment (10 percent) among U.S. Latinos is higher than the nation’s rate, which is 9.2 percent. 

Read more
Marc Anthony
Is Marc Anthony the New J.Lo?
By Lee Hernandez | 06/07/2011 - 14:40

No one on the planet has more jobs than Jennifer Lopez, but her husband Marc Anthony is starting to give La Lopez a run for her money. 

Read more
How to Recession-Proof Your Job
By Kenrya Rankin Naasel | 05/11/2010 - 17:00

We've all seen the headlines; times are still tough. Many are on edge about having lost their jobs, and if you still have yours, you're probably fearful of joining the ranks of the unemployed. (Check out's new Job Search section to find the perfect gig!) Believe it or not, now is the time to strategize. "We're in a recession, and if you don’t step up, you could be fired.

Read more
Are Immigrants Really Stealing American Jobs?
By Mariela Rosario | 03/20/2009 - 09:00

The Room for Debate blog on recently had a group of experts weigh in on the recession and competition for lower-wage jobs between native-born workers and immigrants, both legal and illegal. We've always heard people scream about how immigrants "steal jobs from real citizens" or how Americans would "never accept the jobs that immigrants do" and were fascinated to hear what those on the front lines of this issue had to say.

Read more