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JAFRA HELPS NONPROFIT

JAFRA HELPS NONPROFIT

Jafra Cosmetics International, a direct sales company with a multilevel marketing program in the skin care and beauty industry, kicked off Hispanic Heritage Month by presenting a $7,332 check − the “Jafra: Hand in Hand with the Hispanic Community” grant − to The WellCare Foundation in Phoenix. The WellCare Foundation is a non-profit that provides […]




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SRP HISPANIC STUDY HIGHLIGHTS LATINAS

Salt River Project and ASU have released the second annual Arizona Hispanic Business Study. This year the report offers a detailed look at the state’s Hispanic women business owners. The survey’s findings include: • Hispanic-owned businesses in Arizona have median annual revenues of less than $250,000, four or fewer employees, and do business within their […]




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NEW PEW RESOURCE

The Pew Hispanic Center has posted a new resource on its Web site, A Statistical Portrait of Hispanics at Mid-Decade. The information is based on the center’s tabulations of the 2005 American Community Survey, which was fully implemented by the U.S. Census Bureau for the first time this year. The 2005 ACS, released August 29, […]




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GEICO HIRING

Insurance provider GEICO, which opened a Tucson operations center three years ago, says it expects to hire 600 additional workers for the center over the next 15 months. The company will focus on hiring associates for its customer service and claims departments. Applications may be filed online by visiting the company’s Web site at www.geico.com, […]




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SKIN FRENZY MOVES

SKIN FRENZY MOVES

Skin Frenzy Day Spa is relocating to downtown Phoenix at the historic Gold Spot Market building, 1001 N. 3rd Ave. Owner Liz Treviño says the day spa, in addition to its regular services, will feature ladies’ lingerie and RazAmerican, a new designer line of clothing. For more information: (602) 258-9099.  




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JOBLESS RATE LOW

The Hispanic unemployment rate reached a historic low of 5.2 percent in the second quarter of 2006, according to the Pew Hispanic Center.  Wages for Latino workers also rose between the second quarters of 2005 and 2006, and at a faster rate than for other workers. Those developments reflect significant improvement in the labor market […]




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AIRPORT JOB DONE

The retail renovation of Sky Harbor Terminal 4 is complete, 10 months ahead of schedule, according to Mike Bontrager, president of the Southwest Business Unit of The Weitz Company. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport’s Terminal 4 handles about 75 percent of the airport’s passenger traffic. This $25 million Terminal 4 Retail Renovation of more than […]




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EDUCATING WITH DRAMA

Tempe-based Childsplay theater company was the only organization in the state and one of 34 in the nation to get funding this year from the U.S. Department of Education’s Arts in Education Model Development and Dissemination Grants Program. The grant is worth a total of $933,628 over four years. The money will allow the Arizona […]




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CASINOS PAY-OUT TO TRIBES, STATE

Arizona tribal casinos made a record $1.79 billion in gambling revenue during the year that ended June 30. That’s an increase of about 16 percent from the previous year’s total of $1.54 billion, according to figures released by the Arizona Department of Gaming. Total contributions by the state’s 23 tribal casinos to the state, counties, […]




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LATINO MORTGAGE GROWTH

Latinos and other ethnic buyers made up the fastest growing segment of all new home purchase mortgages in 2005, according to Genworth Mortgage Insurance and Compliance Technologies. The company’s report finds that the percentage increase for all minority loans in “high volume areas” combined was three times greater in the top 20 mortgage growth metropolitan […]




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