More Hispanic Representation Needed in the Federal Government and Corporate America

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.  — The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) challenged the federal government and Corporate America to appoint more Latinos to higher positions at this year’s 81st Annual LULAC National Convention.

By the numbers, Latinos are the dominant minority group in the nation, totaling more than 15 percent of the population, a proportion that continues to grow at an unprecedented rate. However, Hispanics account for less than 13 percent of the total U.S. labor force and only six percent of 384 open board positions are held by Hispanics.

According to the latest data (2008) from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, less than eight percent of the Read More »