Monday, March 14, 2011

impreMedia to Unveil Monthly Column Tu Trabajo Authored by U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis

Column by Secretary Solis to Establish a Dialogue That Informs the Hispanic Community on Issues Affecting Jobs and the Economy


LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--impreMedia, the leading Hispanic news and information company, announced today the launch of Tu Trabajo, a new monthly column featuring U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis.


Tu Trabajo is designed to offer Hispanic audiences a forum where they can engage with Secretary Solis and become informed on programs available to them through the U.S. Department of Labor. The column, which goes live today across all of impreMedia’s digital publications, and in La Opinión and El Diario print editions, will run the second Friday of every month. In addition, impreMedia will also leverage its digital and social media platforms to establish a dialogue online with Secretary Solis featuring a monthly Q&A, offering links and resources from the U.S. Department of Labor.


“Hispanics are extremely concerned about the state of the economy and jobs,” stated Monica Lozano, CEO of impreMedia. “Establishing a dialogue between Secretary Solis and our audience so that their concerns can be addressed at the highest levels of government is a crucial component of connecting on issues that matter most to them.”


In a recent poll conducted by impreMedia and Latino Decisions, results found that Hispanics had a high level of concern about jobs and the labor market in general, with 44% of respondents ranking the economy as their top concern and the number one priority for Congress and the President. The survey also found that 37% of respondents were ‘very worried’ that they or someone in their household would become unemployed in the near term.


“Getting Americans back to work, expanding opportunities, ensuring the safety of workers and protecting their right to keep what they earn – these are all top priorities for my department. They are also the focus of what I know will be a great dialogue with my fellow Latinos through this column,” said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. “As the first Latina to serve in a U.S. President’s cabinet, I am committed to ensuring that the nation’s Latino communities are part of America’s effort to outcompete the world. Achieving that requires good communication, and ensuring that Latinos have the information they need to do their jobs safely, provide for their families and share in the country’s economic recovery.”


About U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis
Secretary Hilda L. Solis was confirmed as Secretary of Labor on February 24, 2009. Prior to confirmation as Secretary of Labor, Secretary Solis represented the 32nd Congressional District in California, a position she held from 2001 – 2009, and championed expanded access to affordable health care, protecting the environment, and improving the lives of working families.


She has served on the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (the Helsinki Commission), as well as the Mexico – United States Interparliamentary Group, and in 2007 was appointed Vice Chair of the Helsinki Commission's General Committee on Democracy, Human Rights and Humanitarian Questions. She was the only U.S. elected official to serve on this Committee.


Solis was first elected to public office in 1985 as a member of the Rio Hondo Community College Board of Trustees. She served in the California State Assembly from 1992 to 1994, and in 1994 made history by becoming the first Latina elected to the California State Senate. As the chairwoman of the California Senate Industrial Relations Committee, she led the battle to increase the state’s minimum wage from $4.25 to $5.75 an hour in 1996. She also authored a record seventeen state laws aimed at combating domestic violence.


Solis graduated from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and earned a Master of Public Administration from the University of Southern California. A former federal employee, she worked in the Carter White House Office of Hispanic Affairs and was later appointed as a management analyst with the Office of Management and Budget in the Civil Rights Division.


About impreMedia
impreMedia is the leading Hispanic news and information company in the U.S. in online and print. impreMedia's multi-platform offerings range from online to video, social media, mobile, audio, newspapers and magazines, including the http://www.impre.com/  portal. 25.5% of U.S. Hispanic adults use an impreMedia network product. The network is also the nation's largest Hispanic newspaper publisher with newspapers in top U.S. Hispanic markets, reaching 15 markets total that represent 59% of the U.S. Hispanic population. Its leading publications include La Opinión in Los Angeles and El Diario La Prensa in New York. For more information, visit: http://www.impremedia.com/.  


impreMedia portals and publication websites are: http://www.impre.com/,  http://www.laopinion.com/,  http://www.eldiariony.com/,  http://www.hoynyc.com/,  http://www.laraza.com/,  http://www.laprensafl.com/,  http://www.elmensajero.com/,  http://www.rumbotx.com/,  http://www.vistamagazine.com/,  and http://www.contigola.com/,  http://www.lavibra.com/,  http://www.impreautos.com/.  

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