women caregivers

Women caregivers have faced greater job-loss and health issues due to pandemic

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Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, women caregivers have been disproportionately affected. One in 10 working mothers with children under 18 report quitting a job due to COVID. 

Tapping into Latinas' potential could unlock $393 billion in economic value in the U.S. 

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Did you know that right now Latinas hold the power to unlock $393 billion in economic value in the U.S. and reboot the post-pandemic economy? In fact, some may even say Latina business owners and entrepreneurs have a ‘midas touch.’
equal pay day, gender wage gap

It will take two centuries for the gender wage gap to close for Latinas if we do nothing

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March 24 marks Equal Pay Day for all women. The day was officially established in 1996 by the National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE) as a symbolic representation of how far into this year women must work to catch up to what men made in the previous year. Women working full-time, year-round are typically paid just 82 cents for every dollar paid to men. That is just the statistic for women in general, but the gender wage gap is much wider for minority women, especially Latinas. 

Maria Piastre: A Latina leader excels in a male-dominated industry 

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In 2017, after only 12 years working in this male-dominated industry,…
Covid19, poultry farms

Poultry farms and Latino workers at the forefront of COVID-19

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Poultry farms are at the forefront of COVID-19 contagion. When you are enjoying your barbecue chicken or chicken wings this Memorial Day weekend, think of those Latino workers employed at poultry farms that are subject to discrimination, exploitation and inhumane working conditions, now with new coronavirus cases in the thousands.
remote recruitment

5 Remote recruitment tips proven to actually work

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Adapting to a remote working set up is true not only for regular office tasks, but for the recruitment process as well. Here are some tips to consider for your remote recruitment strategy, from improving online initiatives to creating structured interview questions. 
unemployed workers

New Jersey is stepping up efforts for unemployed workers and freelancers

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To better serve the unemployed workers hit by COVID-19 pandemic, New Jersey is stepping up its efforts by temporarily suspending the “work search requirement” for laid off workers and creating a jobs portal...

ALPFA’s 50 Most Powerful Latinas gather in Jersey City to receive awards

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The 50 Most Powerful Latinas in Corporate America Summit gathered at the Goldman Sachs Headquarters in Jersey City on October 3rd.

Latina Career Expert Victoria Jenn Rodriguez empowering diversity in the workforce

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Career expert and consultant Victoria Jenn Rodriguez is the Founder and CEO of VJR Enterprises, a talent management consulting company dedicated to elevating, enriching, and empowering...