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Thursday, October 11, 2001

Volume 2 Issue 40

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In the news this week...

NBC Acquires Telemundo
American network TV giant NBC said Thursday that it had agreed on terms to buy the Telemundo Communications Group for 1.98 billion dollars.

Wall Street Summit Focuses on the Growing Hispanic Market
Building wealth for America's Hispanic community was the focus of the Wall Street Summit which convened this week in New York City.

Hispanic Contractors Urge Congress to Reverse Lumber Tax
The United States Hispanic Contractors Association (USHCA) appealed to members of Congress this week to encourage the Commerce Department to reverse its decision to impose 19.3 percent duties on lumber imported from Canada, and to move to free lumber trade under NAFTA.

U.S. Border with Mexico Open but on Special Alert
U.S. officials are attempting to dispel rumors that the Mexican border was closed to thwart terrorist reprisals for the attack on Afghanistan.

Hispanic Start-Up Earns Federal Job
The Armando Group, a three-week-old PR and public affairs firm, has been tapped by the U.S. State Department to provide media training to government ministries in El Salvador.

Ferrer's Odds Improve on Eve of N.Y. Democratic Mayoral Primary
Puerto Rican Fernando Ferrer is running slightly ahead of rival Mark Green in the race to become Democratic candidate for mayor of New York, a poll reveals.

Terror Sets Back GOP with Hispanics
One result of the changed political climate after last month's terrorist attacks may be a setback in Republican hopes of making major political gains among Hispanics.

Latinas to Gather in Phoenix to Learn to Be Entrepreneurs
About 2,200 Latinas from all over the country will gather at the end of the month in Phoenix to learn why now is the time for them to become full-time entrepreneurs.

California College, Mexico Bank Plan to Aid Businesses
According to the LA Times, a California community college district signed an agreement Wednesday with the Mexican national development bank to train Mexicans to aid small businesses in that country and to encourage deals between firms on either side of the border.

Dr. Armando Valdez Wins SBA’s 2001 Tibbetts Award
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced the names of the 68 firms, organizations and individuals that have been selected to receive the annual Tibbetts Award, the agency's highest national recognition for innovative technology.

Employment Opportunity

Director of Institutional Research for The Evergreen State College, in Olympia, WA. Salary Range: $58,000-$63,000 per year, plus excellent benefits. Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree from an accredited college/university. Five years of increasingly responsible professional experience in a college/ university or equivalent institutional research office. Excellent communication skills and desire to work as a team member in a highly collaborative academic environment. Three years of supervisory experience of full-time professional staff. Experience developing data gathering tools, conducting complex data management and analysis using statistical software including SPSS and Excel. Desired Qualifications: Doctorate in a relevant field from an accredited college/university. Work experience in higher education. Closes: 10/29/01. Application packet must be obtained and completed in order to be considered. For app/info visit http://www.hispanicbusiness.com/clickad.asp?id=610
e-mail jobline@evergreen.edu; or call (360) 867-6361. Hearing/speech impaired may call (360) 867-6695 (TTY). EOE/AA/ADA.

Articles from HISPANIC BUSINESS magazine:
Hispanic Business magazine

Striving for ‘Critical Mass’
While California’s growing Hispanic population is enjoying increased political and economic clout, it has yet to make comparable progress in legal circles. Hispanics account for more than 30 percent of the state’s population but just 4 percent of its lawyers.

SECOND OPINION: Yes to English, No to Español?
The elimination of bilingual education in California in 1998 and in Arizona in 2000 through the initiative process has sparked interest in similar measures in other states. New York, Texas, Colorado, and Massachusetts are considering following suit, encouraged by the “success” of the immersion approach.

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