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ERIC Number: ED241625
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Hispanic-Americans and the Business Corporation--Their Mutual Interests.
Rice, Michael
The mutual interests identified by participants in this conference on the business community and Hispanic Americans, and suggestions for actions by corporations and individuals to further those interests all fit under three key terms: awareness, access, and inclusion. Participants agreed that awareness of Hispanics' dynamic population growth in the United States--and what this means for the economy, the work force, the consumer market, and supporting institutions of society--lags behind the reality. Hispanics themselves and aware members of the business community must work to spread the message. It was also felt that access to jobs, education, training, credit, capital, and leadership opportunities for Hispanics must be dramatically improved. Business, rather than sitting passively and waiting for schools to deliver suitable employees must step up efforts to recruit, train, and promote Hispanic workers and professionals. Finally, participants concurred that along with access must come inclusion, meaning that the business community must work to avoid any pattern of discrimination and be committed to seeking out Hispanic job candidates, suppliers, and subcontractors who can meet the needs of business. (CMG)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Aspen Inst. for Humanistic Studies, New York, NY.
Note: For a related document, see UD 023 378; Report of an Aspen Institute Conference (Queenstown, MD, May 11-14, 1983).