Jonathan J. Higuera

Arizona’s telecommuting program

Arizona’s telecommuting program

Nationwide, over 3.1 million people work from home




 Jonathan J. Higuera

A raise in 2013

EDUCATION BRIEFS Women-owned businesses Second generation study Though not exactly on the level of the raise Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco received with his six-year, $120.6 million deal announced in March, civilian U.S. workers did see their pay go up slightly in 2012. According to the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, workers’ wages and salaries […]




 Jonathan J. Higuera

Second generation study

EDUCATION BRIEFS A raise in 2013 Women-owned businesses The immigration debate has certainly consumed many hours of thought and argument surrounding the contributions immigrants make to the country’s well-being. In fact, the pervasive focus on new immigrants may have stunted our consideration of how the children of immigrants fare and what they are bringing to […]




 Jonathan J. Higuera

Women-owned businesses

EDUCATION BRIEFS A raise in 2013 Second generation study A study, commissioned by Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (AZHCC) and the Women’s Business Enterprise Council-West, revealed that nearly half of women-owned businesses in Arizona conduct business on a national level, and that the great majority rely on personal loans and/or profits from the business to […]




 Jonathan J. Higuera

New initiative for Latino entrepreneurs

New initiative for Latino entrepreneurs

Clinton Global Initiative partners with CPLC to invest in local communities




 Jonathan J. Higuera

Phoenix a top choice for relocation

BRIEFCASE BRIEFS Federal contracts made more accessible to WOSBs “AZ Earn to Learn” at state universities The daily drumbeat of not-so-positive news emanating from our state and city may lead some of us to forget the virtues of living in this Sun Belt city, but those virtues are certainly on the minds of many who […]




 Jonathan J. Higuera

Federal contracts made more accessible to WOSBs

BRIEFCASE BRIEFS Phoenix a top choice for relocation “AZ Earn to Learn” at state universities Women-owned small businesses will have greater access to federal contracting opportunities after changes to the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 (NDAA) that affect the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program. The NDAA removes the thresholds […]




 Jonathan J. Higuera

“AZ Earn to Learn” at state universities

BRIEFCASE BRIEFS Phoenix a top choice for relocation Federal contracts made more accessible to WOSBs Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona in partnership with the Arizona-based, non-profit organization, Live the Solution, have launched “AZ Earn to Learn,” an innovative, need-based financial aid program that pairs $3.1 million in scholarships with […]




 Jonathan J. Higuera

It’s tax time

It’s tax time

It’s tax season; you better wise up




 Jonathan J. Higuera

Employer Facebook access hits snag

EDUCATION BRIEFS Latinos and the job market CO+HOOTS = co-work space The increasingly common employer practice of asking job applicants for their log-in and password to their Facebook and other social media accounts has hit a snag in California and Illinois. Last month, those states joined four others in barring employers from demanding that employees […]




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