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career networking, job security, downsizing strategy
In times of economic uncertainty, job security is not a given. We need to be prepared to start over at any time. By being able to create a strong relationship between yourself, your leader and your co-workers, you may increase the likelihood of being part of a new and advantageous in-group.

Hispanic families are more likely than all others to eat dinner at home with their children, according to a new U.S. Census study. In the survey, which was released last week, 85 percent of Hispanic parents with children 6 years old or younger said they ate dinner with their kids every night during a typical week last month. Parents of Asian descent posted the next highest figure, at 84 percent, followed by whites, at 80 percent, and blacks, at 78 percent.

Popular star of the small screen Dora the Explorer will be getting a new and more grown-up look, thanks to a new Dora doll that will hit the shelves in fall 2009. Although no pictures of the new tween Dora have been released, silhouette teasers reveal a very slender, long-haired Dora in an above-the-knee length dress and trendy ballet slippers. The new fashionista Dora, whose look is comparable to the controversial Bratz dolls, is moving out of the jungle and into the city.

Rosario Marin, a member of California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's Cabinet, resigned Thursday amid controversy surrounding income received for giving speeches for firms doing business with her agency.

HispanTelligence Research
Hispanic Economy in Transition Cover Art
Hispanics are now the largest ethnic minority in the United States and during the past decade, U.S. Hispanic purchasing power has rapidly increased. This report takes an in depth look at how today's Hispanic Economy is transitioning into an economic power in the U.S. Click here for the executive summary and table of contents!

The number of Hispanic-owned businesses in the United States is expected to grow 41.8 percent in the next six years to 4.3 million, with total revenues surging 39 percent to more than $539 billion, according to new estimates by HispanTelligence. Spurred by growing entrepreneurial trends and affluence among the nation's largest minority population, the increase is expected to come at a robust rate of 8.5 and 8.7 percent, respectfully, over the next couple years.

For more than two decades, the annual Hispanic Business 500 directory has served as a barometer of the U.S. Hispanic economy. A purchase of the 2007 directory provides the top 500 Hispanic-owned companies list in Excel format including: CEO names; company addresses and telephone numbers; e-mail addresses for 375 companies and Web addresses for 430 companies; and company revenue and employees numbers for 2005 and 2006.

From the current issue of Hispanic Business magazine...
small business, minority business, hispanic business, barack obama, SBA
The issues are large for Hispanic-owned small businesses, which are seeking to be a priority in the president's new administration.

Hispanic Business Media's Top 25 Supplier Diversity Companies, 2009.

In this report, Hispanic Business spotlights the Top 25 Supplier Diversity Companies and minority-owned businesses that are battling to keep their contracts as virtually every industry downsizes its operations. From retail and automobile to construction and technology, the decline of traditionally strong industries has rattled the economy and upended the American work force.

In early February, the Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. Senate and Congress grappled with competing versions of an unprecedented "stimulus" package, as some would call it, the administration's Recovery and Reinvestment plan for the troubled economy. By the middle of February, President Barack Obama signed the $787 billion bill, of which about 74 percent will be spent in the next 18 months. Expectations are high even as questions remain about how the bill will impact the economy. That's not the only uncertainty facing the new Obama administration.

Events
Hispanic Business Media presents Hispanic Business Magazine's 7th Annual Woman of the Year Awards Gala
At Hispanic Business, we are proud to take special time out each year to honor a select number of exceptional Hispanic Women at our annual Woman of the Year Awards. This year's event will be held June 4, 2009 at the Hilton Americas, Houston Texas. For more information, please visit http://hispanicbusiness.com/events/




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