Sunday, December 15, 2019

President Obama Nominates Thomas E. Perez as Next Secretary of Labor

President Obama has nominated Thomas E. Perez as the next Secretary of Labor and if confirmed, would be the first and only Latino on the President’s second-term Cabinet team. Perez, a first-generation Dominican-American, was the lead of the Civil Rights Division in the Justice Department since 2009 and would replace former Secretary of Labor Hilda […]

Latinos First to Reach Pre-Recession Employment Levels

Despite making up only a seventh of the entire U.S. population, Latinos took 60% of the 2.3 million jobs added in 2011. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics household survey, the Latino labor force has grown by 2.4 million since January of 2008. As previously reported on La Plaza, the Latino community is still […]