National Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

Oct 4, 2016
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​In recognizing the histories, cultures and contributions of co-workers during National Hispanic Heritage Month, observed Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, SHRM-certified professionals will make good use of their proficiencies in the HR functional areas of Employee Engagement & Retention and Diversity & Inclusion and the Relationship Management and Global & Cultural Effectiveness competencies. 

The positive influence on the United States by generations of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America is being celebrated by the National Archives, the Library of Congress, the National Park Service and the Smithsonian Institution museums with a number of related programs. 

The event began in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week, which President Ronald Reagan expanded in 1988 into a 30-day celebration. Columbus Day/Dia de la Raza falls within this period, as do the national independence days of Chile, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and El Salvador. Consult the resources available from the Law Library of Congress for more information.

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