Adam Rodriguez
10 Latino Celebs Who Had A Career Change
By Cristina Arreola | 10/28/2013 - 15:57

En serio: we’ve all had those days. You know, Monday morning when you can't get out of bed, and you wish you’d ditched the 9-to-5 routine and chosen a more unconventional path as a musician, artist, or actor.

From stockbroker to factory worker, these 10 Latinos have all switched careers -- and dreams -- in order to pursue a life in Hollywood: 


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Hilda Solis
Hilda Solis Set to Become Queen of LA After Resignation, Eyes Powerful County Position
By Fox News Latino | 01/11/2013 - 12:29

Hilda Solis, who resigned Wednesday as the nation's first Hispanic labor secretary, plans to head back to her native California where, Los Angeles political experts say, she is set to hold one of the most powerful legislative positions in the country.


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Latino Jobless Rate Hits Four-Year Low
Latino Jobless Rate Hits Four-Year Low
By Fox News Latino | 01/07/2013 - 14:46

The U.S. unemployment rate for Latinos fell to 9.6 percent in December, the lowest jobless rate in four years.

December was also the fourth straight month the jobless rate has fallen below 10 percent. Prior to September 2012, the Latino unemployment rate had not gone under 10 percent in 44 consecutive months.

Read the full story at Fox News Latino.


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Selena Gomez at the Adidas NEO press conference on November 20, 2012
7 Jobs Selena Gomez Has Right Now!
By Jill Pankow | 12/01/2012 - 16:01

Have you ever had difficulty juggling just two or three things on your plate? Now try to imagine successfully balancing over SEVEN projects under the microscope of some of the world’s biggest fans and toughest critics.


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Labor Department Report: Latinos Filled 60 Percent Of All New Jobs In 2011
Labor Department Report: Latino Unemployment Rate Dips to 9.9 Percent
By Sugey Palomares | 10/09/2012 - 16:00

After months of unemployment rates hitting record highs, it seems like the tides aren't changing fast enough for many Latinos.

According to the latest employment report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for Latinos slightly decreased to 9.9 percent in September, compared to 10.2 percent in August.


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College Graduates
College-Educated Latinos Struggle to Find High-Earning Jobs
By Sugey Palomares | 08/29/2012 - 17:00

Latinos may be the largest minority group enrolled in 2-year and 4-year colleges, according to a recent Pew Research Center study, but a new report highlights that Latino college graduates are having a hard time entering the workforce with high-earning positions.


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Small Business Owner, Coffee Shop Owner
Big Surge in Number of Immigrants Who Are Small Business Owners
By Samantha Leal | 06/14/2012 - 14:30

One in six small business owners in the United States is an immigrant, according to a new report from the Fiscal Policy Institute's Immigration Research Initiative. Immigrants make up 18 percent of all small business owners in the United States. Twenty years ago, immigrants made up only 12 percent of small business owners.


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Unemployment, Job Search
Jobs Report: Unemployment Hits Latinos Hard
By Sugey Palomares | 06/05/2012 - 14:54

The Bureau of Labor and Statistics has released a new jobs report, which showcases that Latino unemployment rates increased from 10.3% to 11% in April. The economic recession has also hit the African American community, which has an unemployment rate of 13%. The numbers reflect how deeply Latino workers have been affected by the job market with unemployment rates that are three points higher than the national average of 8.2%.


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Labor Department Report: Latinos Filled 60 Percent Of All New Jobs In 2011
Labor Department Report: Latinos Filled 60 Percent Of All New Jobs In 2011
By Jill Pankow | 02/07/2012 - 11:41

After a long stretch of financial hardship for many Latinos, it seems the tides may finally be turning. As the nation’s economy begins to add jobs, those positions are quickly being filled, and mostly by Latinos! Sixty percent of new jobs, most of which are in the areas of hotels, food services, healthcare and manufacturing, went to the Latino population according to the Huffington Post.


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Alabama Immigration
Alabama’s Latinos Stop Their Work In Protest of Immigration Law
By Amaris Castillo | 10/13/2011 - 16:01

In protest of Alabama’s new immigration law, many Latinos in the state reportedly skipped work yesterday or closed their businesses, Fox News Latino reports. According to the website, the goal of their work stoppage was to show the contribution Alabama’s Latino immigrants make to the southern state’s economy.


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