Friday, April 12, 2024

Maria Contreras-Sweet: Latino, Immigrant entrepreneurs play “enormous” role in economy

Speaking on the heels of National Small Business Week, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet lauded the impact of Latino entrepreneurs in the economy, wherein, as a group, Latinos contribute some $468 billion every year. The “American Dream” for Latinos, moreover, is in large part framed by the power to own and operate […]

Latino Unemployment Remains High Despite Positive January Jobs Report

Despite the U.S. economy’s addition of 243,000 jobs in January, the Latino community is still struggling with an unemployment rate of 10.5%. According to the U.S. Labor Department’s January report, the country is experiencing its strongest job growth since April of 2010, while minority groups bear the burden with above-average unemployment rates. “This is an […]