Discovery en Español Annouces "Descubre Tu Talento" Program to Help Latinos find Employment
U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel were on hand to support the launch of “Descubre Tu Talento” (Discover Your Skills), a collaboration between Discovery en Español and AT&T Chicago. The program is designed to raise awareness of career opportunities within the U.S. Hispanic community and provide resources to obtain marketable job skills and expertise.
“As the fastest growing ethnic group in the country Hispanic’s progress in this recovery is critical to the nation as a whole,” said Solis. “In addition, we know that all of our training programs – especially Job Corps – work best when they are woven into the fabric of the local business community, so I am thrilled to see AT&T stepping up to get involved with Job Corps here in Chicago.
“Discover your Skills” is a campaign launched in May of 2011 by Discovery Communications that addresses the growing gap between the needs of employers and the skills of America’s workforce, according to a company statement.
Discovery en Español’s “Descubre Tu Talento” is a customized version of this corporate initiative specifically targeting U.S. Hispanics. The program will provide Spanish-speakers with tips about workforce preparation, including resume writing and interview basics, and consolidate useful links to resources that provide access to education and training, including job search engines and research on a wide variety of career paths, a company statement said.