On This Latina Equal Pay Day, Let’s Remember That Hispanic Women Must Work 306 Extra Days a Year to Reach Pay Parity with White Men

Gender Pay Gap | UnidosUS BlogAttention around the gender pay gap—by which the average full-time female worker earns only 80 cents for every dollar earned by a male—has rightfully increased over the last few years.

But there is less awareness about the gender wage gap by race.

Women in general earn 80 cents for every dollar a man earns. This represents nearly $10,500 in lower annual earnings, or around $875 a month. That’s enough to pay a month’s rent in some areas of the country.

But the gender pay gap by race shows how women of color must work even harder to make the same amount as white, non-Hispanic men. Continue reading

The TPSeano Series: Construction Industry Stands to Lose if TPS Ends

By Carlos Guevara and Sabrina Terry, UnidosUS

In the third installment of the TPSeano Series, we look at how ending TPS protections for more than 325,000 people could impact the construction industry, as well as public safety. Our earlier posts in the series set the stage about what temporary protected status is and what is at stake.

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Advance Your Career at UnidosUS

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The UnidosUS familia is currently searching for talent to fill a couple of positions in our Washington DC Headquarters office and in our Los Angeles regional office. Take a look at the announcements below and if you’re ready to join our team, follow the instructions for applying.

Good luck!

Communications Manager

Office Administrator, Los Angeles

Help Us Advance Opportunities for Latinos

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If you’re looking for a rewarding and gratifying experience working, consider joining the NCLR familia. We work every day to advance opportunities for the Latino community in the areas of health, the economy, immigration, education, civic engagement and others.

We currently have an open position for an policy advisor to work with our Economic Policy Project. Take a look at the announcement below. If you think you’re the right candidate for the job, go ahead and follow the instructions for applying.

Good luck!

Policy Advisor, Economic Policy Project

Join the NCLR Familia!

At NCLR we work to improve opportunities for the Latino community. For nearly 50 years, NCLR has been at the forefront of civil rights to advance Latinos in every aspect of society. Now more than ever we need hardworking people to help us grow and reach even more Latinos every day.

We have two positions available today, one in our Washington Headquarters and another at our Los Angeles office. Take a look at the openings below and if you think you would make a good fit, follow the instructions for applying. Good luck!

Development Assistant

Executive Assistant

Join the NCLR Family!

Every day, NCLR works to create opportunities that help advance the Latino community. Our work touches the lives of people all across the country both from a national perspective with our advocacy work and at the local level via our programs and our Affiliate Network. If you’re looking for an opportunity to do gratifying work that helps change lives, consider working for NCLR.

We look forward to your applications! Click the link below to see the listings and follow the instructions for applying.

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Professional Services Led Job Growth in September

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The U.S. Department of Labor reported today that U.S. employers added 156,000 jobs in September 2016, down from 167,000 in the prior month. The national unemployment rate remained essentially unchanged at 5 percent. The Latino unemployment rate increased from 5.6 percent in August to 6.4 percent in September.

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Help Advance Latinos: Internship Opportunity

Jobs_blogpost_picIf you have a passion for social justice and for advancing the Latino community, we want to talk to you! Our communications department is currently looking for an intern to join the team. You’ll be a key member, helping us shape the Latino community’s narrative and to tell the NCLR story.

See the description below and follow the instructions for submitting your application. We look forward to reading your submissions!

NCLR Communications Intern

Latino Unemployment on the Rise

Today’s jobs report from the Department of Labor confirmed anxiety over the state of Latino employment in the United States. Following a trend of declining job gains that began near the end of 2015, April added 160,000 jobs, following the addition of 245,000 and 215,000 jobs in February and March, respectively.

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March adds 215,000 jobs; unemployment jumps slightly.

According to the United States Department of Labor, the American economy added 215,000 jobs in March. February saw the addition of 245,000 jobs, which led to some discouragement. The national unemployment rate rose slightly to 5 percent, following a four-month decline, while Latino unemployment rose to 5.6 percent.

March Jobs Report

Among all sectors of the economy, the retail sector saw the greatest growth in March, adding 48,000 jobs. Latinos make up a greater share of retail employees compared to their representation in the total workforce.

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