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IBISWorld Identifies Top 10 Industries Set to Benefit from the Growing Hispanic Population

IBISWorld

LOS ANGELES – Aug. 17, 2011 –By 2016, the Hispanic demographic will comprise 17.8 percent of US residents and, while the nation’s buying power is projected to grow 27.5 percent to $14.7 trillion, the Hispanic population’s buying power is forecast to grow a whopping 48.1 percent to $1.6 trillion. Industry research firm IBISWorld analyzed the Hispanic population’s contribution to numerous industries between 2011 and 2016 and identified the top 10 US industries in which Hispanic market share is growing the fastest. 

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Labor Market Trends and Their Impact on Your Career

Top 100 CareersThere’s no crystal ball that can reveal which fields and occupations will die or thrive in the years to come. That doesn’t mean that there’s a lack of knowledge about what to expect from the future job market.

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Despite Federal Hiring Reform, Job Seekers Should Still Address KSAs

Federal Resume GuidebookINDIANAPOLIS—Last year, the federal hiring process underwent many changes. Most notably, federal agencies were instructed to “eliminate any requirement that applicants respond to essay-style questions when submitting their initial application materials for any federal job.”

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Jobless claims, housing data offer economic hope


(Reuters) - The number of Americans claiming new jobless benefits hit a three-month low last week and contracts to buy existing homes rose in June, hopeful signs for an economy that has struggled to regain momentum.

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Minorities and Women Lose Ground on Fortune 500 Corporate Boards, Alliance for Board Diversity Census Shows

Alliance for Board Diversity (ABD)WASHINGTON, DC (May 2, 2011)—Collectively, women and minorities lost ground in America’s corporate boardrooms between 2004 and 2010, according to Missing Pieces: Women and Minorities on Fortune 500 Boards―2010 Alliance for Board Diversity Census. 

Six years after the first ABD Census, this report shows that white men still overwhelmingly dominate corporate boards with few overall gains for minorities and a significant loss of seats for African-American men.

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