June 10, 2011 § Leave a comment
High unemployment continues to affect the job market, especially for the young, urban populations. According to a recent Bureau of Labor Statistics report, the overall national rate of unemployment is 9.1 percent.
With this in mind, the White House convened the Urban Entrepreneurship Summit at Rutgers University in Newark, N.J., on Monday, June 6th. The day-long conference aimed to assist minority small business owners by bringing together government officials, private and non-profit funders and leading entrepreneurs. Attendees were encouraged to voice questions and share information in a bid to spur growth opportunities in urban areas.
White House officials that attended the event included Don Graves, executive director of the President’s Council on Jobs & Competitiveness and Scott Case, CEO of the Startup America Partnership. Read for more information on the summit and the positive outcomes and ideas that came from it.
June 2, 2011 § Leave a comment
In an increasingly competitive global environment, major firms know that talent recruitment is key to success. Latin America is no exception. Some countries such as Venezuela experience what is called ‘brain-drain’, that is the flee of talent to other countries such as the U.S. in order to get better work experience and higher salaries.
The good news is that Latin American companies are finally recognizing the importance that their HR departments can play in talent selection and recruitment. Countries such as Chile, Brazil, and Peru are implementing policies to entice talented and skilled individuals to come back to work in their home country. Read more on the story here.