Monday, August 23, 2010
Best Jobs for Out-of-Work Latinos
So you're out of a job and you're Latino, what do you do? What fields of work do you want to work in? To be honest in my experience, I've seen a lot of Latinos move into the social work field. Whether it's advocacy, mentoring, education...our "fields of interest" tend to relate to family-oriented careers. However, there is a lot more out there! And because of the influx of Latinos, businesses are looking to penetrate the Latino community.
According to a Minority Recruit article, "because Hispanic purchasing power is estimated to reach $1 trillion by 2010, marketers and advertising groups are always looking for creatives (designers and copywriters) and account executives (client liaisons) who are Latino. An in-depth knowledge of the Latino culture and experience is critical to a the success of any Latino-targeted ad campaign, and agencies need Latino employees to provide this insight." Other corporations looking for Latinos include financial institutions, insurance companies, health services and even government jobs. So while on your search for a new career, consider any or all of these options.