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Latinos in Construction: Breaking Barriers, Building Hope
The landscape of the American workforce has changed. Today, Hispanics are the largest minority group in the U.S., accounting for 14% of the total U.S. population and a similar share of the total American labor force. ...
An Evaluation of OPM’s Efforts to Improve Hispanic Representation in the Federal Workforce
NHLA has prepared this report to provide Congress with an assessment of the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) efforts to advance the full inclusion and representation of Hispanics in the federal government. Achieving ...
Welfare Reform Implementation in Puerto Rico: A Status Report
With the five-year time limit for receipt of public assistance approaching and the state of the Puerto Rico economy showing signs of a significant slowdown, the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) has undertaken a review ...
Fractures in the Foundation: Chapter 2
Chapter 2: Bedrock of the Economy, Bottom of the Labor Market. Broadly speaking, Latinos have the highest labor force participation rate of any racial or ethnic group, which means they are more likely to be employed or ...
Moving From the Margins: Puerto Rican Young Men and Family Poverty
The following report contains the first-year research and findings of the NCLR Puerto Rican Young Men and Poverty Project. The Puerto Rican Young Men Project is a two-year community-based effort to understand and begin to ...
Twenty-Two Hispanic Leaders Discuss Poverty
Poverty has been a factor in virtually every Hispanic issue, from education to community development, from housing to civil rights. However, there is little documentation of the ways Hispanics have worked to end poverty, ...
The Empty Promise: The EEOC and Hispanics
This report focuses on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the largest of the federal civil rights enforcement agencies, and its efforts to address employment discrimination against Hispanics. To provide ...
Speaking Out Loud: Conversations with Young Puerto Rican Men
In an effort to draw attention to the strengths, needs, and status of young Puerto Rican men, the NCLR Poverty Project conducted a two-year community-based study on young Puerto Rican men and family poverty. This second ...
A Subminimum Wage for Youth
This paper assesses the arguments and evidence presented by both sides, summarizes the past and present history of the minimum wage, and examines implications for Hispanics in the pending legislation.
The Structure of Labor Markets and Sectors of Production: An Analysis of Underemployment Among Hispanic Youth
The purpose of this study is to explore the distribution and utilization of labor power of Hispanic youths through an examination of their conditions of employment and their relationship to major structural features of the ...