CHCI, SHRM to Release Joint Report on Skills Gap in Latino Workforce

Sep 12, 2016

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2016 — On Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) will release a joint report titled The Changing U.S. Workforce: The Growing Hispanic Demographic and the Workplace. The report will be formally announced during CHCI's Equality Luncheon at its 2016 Public Policy Conference in Washington, D.C.

The report presents the latest research and insights from experts on the Hispanic demographic and lays out the challenges and opportunities presented by the massive entry of Hispanic Millennials into the workforce.

In the report, CHCI and SHRM identify effective practices to close the skills gap that exists in the Latino workforce and urge policy makers, business owners and other decision makers to invest in workforce development and education.

What:  Release of Joint Report: The Changing U.S. Workforce: The Growing Hispanic Demographic and the Workplace.

Who:  J. Robert Carr, senior vice president, membership and external affairs, SHRM; and William Gil, vice president of programs, CHCI.

When: 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016.

Where: CHCI 2016 Public Policy Conference, Equality Luncheon, West Salon at Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt Vernon Place NW, Washington, D.C., 20001.

More information on CHCI's Public Policy Conference can be found here.

Media: Members of the media wishing to attend the conference and release of the report should RSVP to Irving Burbano at and 347-803-0457. For additional information, contact Sundra Hominik of SHRM Media Affairs at and 703-535-6273.

About the Society for Human Resource Management

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world's largest HR professional society, representing 285,000 members in more than 165 countries. For nearly seven decades, the Society has been the leading provider of resources serving the needs of HR professionals and advancing the practice of human resource management. SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates. Visit us at and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @SHRMPress.

About CHCI

CHCI is the premier Hispanic nonprofit and nonpartisan 501(c)(3) leadership development organization in the country that educates, empowers, and connects Latino youth by providing leadership development programs and educational services. CHCI directly impacts the lives of more than 1,600 students and young professionals each year through its fellowships,  congressional internships, scholar-intern programsReady to Lead (R2L®) college readiness program, and R2L NextGen program. CHCI NextOpp is its latest resource allowing young Latinos to save, search and share life-changing opportunities for Latinos across the United States. The CHCI Board of Directors is comprised of Hispanic members of Congress, nonprofit, union and corporate leaders. Visit, or join us on FacebookTwitterLinkedInYouTube, and Instagram

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