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DEI Spotlight

Recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month

With the population growth of Hispanics in the United States, so too is their significant impact on the country through economic success and political representations.

Hispanic and Latino employees comprised 29.3 million of the workforce in 2022. That number has grown from 1990 when it was just under 10.7 million, and it’s due to that growth that the Department of Labor projects Hispanics will account for roughly 78 percent of new workers between 2020 and 2030.

The history of Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States began with a week-long celebration, which was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1968. Twenty years later the celebration was extended to a month in legislation drafted by Congress and signed into law by President Ronald Reagan.

September 15 was decided as the starting point due to the significance of the Mexican War of Independence. Since the first presidential proclamation was in 1968, all presidents thereafter have marked the month with a proclamation.

The event is an excellent opportunity for businesses to amplify the voices of the Hispanic population and to acknowledge the critical and crucial role they play in shaping the future of our country. The month is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate and recognize the Latinx community as employees, suppliers, consumers, and members of the overall community.

During the month, Litchfield Cavo will be presenting “lunch & learn” and trivia series.