ERIC Number: ED309893
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Oversight Hearing on Hispanic Employment. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Employment Opportunities of the Committee on Education and Labor. House of Representatives, One Hundredth Congress, First Session (September 16, 1987).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
This document reports the oral and written testimony of five witnesses who discussed the employment status of Hispanics in the American workplace. Testimony centered around the fact that, while the Hispanic population is growing, Hispanic Americans continue to lag in their participation in the U.S. workforce. Witnesses testified to the importance of education and employment programs designed to close this gap. Among the topics mentioned were the Hispanic dropout rate, job training programs, affirmative action, and language education. All the witnesses spoke generally against job discrimination and for equal opportunity for Hispanics in education and the workplace. During the hearing testimony was given by Franklin Chang-Diaz, an astronaut with NASA; Martha Inez Jimenez, a policy analyst with the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF); Ray Garcia of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers; Rita DiMartino, the chair of the board of directors of the National Council of La Raza; Juan Ramirez, an administrator with National Image, Inc., a private agency that finds employment opportunities for Hispanics; and Esteban Torres (California) a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. This document includes charts and text on the hiring and training of Hispanics by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). (TES)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Affirmative Action, Civil Rights, Civil Rights Legislation, Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Hispanic Americans, Nondiscriminatory Education, Racial Discrimination, Second Language Learning
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Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
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Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.