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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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EVA LONGORIA HIGHLIGHTS HWC

EVA LONGORIA HIGHLIGHTS HWC

The Hispanic Women’s Corporation’s 21st National Hispanic Women’s Conference will be held Oct. 12-13, at the Phoenix Convention Center. The two-day conference provides leadership and professional development to more than 2,000 participants while raising funds for college scholarships to benefit Latinas. The conference kicks off Oct. 12 with a Youth Leadership Conference targeting approximately 400 […]

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MESA TOWN HALL

The 2006 Mesa Latino Town Hall will be held Oct. 21, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mesa Community College. Presented by the Mesa Association of Hispanic Citizens, this event provides a forum to discuss issues affecting Mesa’s Latino community. In addition, on Friday, Oct. 20, MAHC has organized a tardeada reception for new Mesa […]

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MED WEEK WINNERS

The Minority Business Enterprise Center recently honored small-businesspeople as part of its conference held Sept. 20 in Phoenix, and to celebrate Minority Enterprise Development Week. Honorees include: Minority Construction Firm of the Year – RBG Construction Company, LLC.,  owner: Ray Gonzalez Sr.;  Minority Manufacturer of the Year –  Wintech Industries,  owner: Alan Premraj; Minority Retailer […]

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COMMERCE HEAD SPEAKS

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez spoke on “America’s Role in the World Economy” Aug. 29 at Thunderbird, the Garvin School of International Management in Glendale. Gutierrez addressed Thunderbird students and faculty. For more information: (602) 978-7272.  

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LANDMARK RENOVATED

Hoskin-Ryan Consultants will celebrate its renovation of the former Valley National Bank building on Second Avenue and Indian School Road with an open house on Oct. 19, from 2 to 7 p.m. The opening ceremony takes place at 3 p.m. For more, contact Dorina Bustamante at (602) 252-8384, ext. 314, or www.hoskinryan.com/rsvp.cfm.