Latinos will be 25% of Chicago workforce by 2015 [STUDY]

By 2015, 1 in every 4 workers in the Chicago region will be Latino, but a lack of resources behind education and workforce development has left the group especially susceptible to the poor economy, according to a University of Notre Dame report scheduled to be released Wednesday.

“If you don’t invest when the Latino population becomes 27 percent of the labor market, what kind of labor force do you want to have?” said Juan Carlos Guzman, director of research at the university’s Institute for Latino Studies and chief author of the “State of Latino Chicago” report.

That report’s findings will be the subject of a panel discussion today at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

Read the entire article at the Chicago Tribune.