On August 12th, the Workforce Language Services blog posted a link to an article describing the use of the Phraselator in NJ Police Departments. Across the country, California police officers are piloting a similar device in San Mateo County. The … Read More
On Thursday, August 25th, 2008, the National Council of La Raza released a report on Latinos in the U.S. workforce and the effects of the economic downturn on job quality and safety.
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According to the report, there are more than
New Mexico, New Jersey, and California are among a handful of states that have passed legislation requiring the public institutions with health education programs to provide cultural competency training to students.
Having culturally sensitive medical practitioners is imperative in both … Read More
Some corporations are responding to the increasingly adversarial immigration debate with programs like Marriott International’s “Thirst for Knowledge,” which provides language instruction and assimilation assistance for their immigrant employees.
This program and others are backed by some legislators:
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According to state estimates, there are about 97 different languages spoken in North Carolina. While the police have adapted to working with a large number of Spanish-speakers, they have yet to do the same with native speakers of various other … Read More
A recent series of workshops aimed at educating Indiana teachers in how to be more culturally competent and sensitive to their students’ backgrounds and cultures. Cultural competency training is even more imperative in school districts where teachers are overwhelmingly Caucasian … Read More
For some time now, various industries have been reaching out to Latino consumers in an effort to increase sales. As the Latino population increases, there has been more coverage of the increased buying power of this demographic.
But a recent … Read More