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Hispanic Employment Program

The Hispanic Employment Program is a part of the Department’s efforts to address and assist in reversing the less than expected participation of Hispanics at DOC and better serve the nation's Hispanic community. The program seeks to recruit talented candidates for employment with DOC retain, promote, and develop current employees, and create a pipeline for addressing current and future workforce needs. Through this program, the DOC is seeking to build relationships with Hispanic communities and engage them in our mission of ensuring and enabling this Nation’s economic growth and development. The program calls for strengthening DOC’s outreach activities in a comprehensive effort to promote partnership opportunities with the Hispanic community in three critical areas: employment, education, and business opportunities.

Hispanic Heritage Month

During National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) we recognize the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate their heritage and culture. Hispanic Heritage Month begins each year on September 15, the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico, Chile and Belize also celebrate their independence days during this period and Columbus Day (Día de la Raza) is October 12.


December 2021


Hispanic Organization for Leadership and Advancement (HOLA) Logo

The Hispanic Organization for Leadership and Advancement (HOLA) at HCHB is looking for members.

Help us develop a strong ERG. Contact the Hispanic Employment Program Manager, Laura Soria at [email protected] for more information.  

  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • Impact the Mission of the Department
  • Influence Hispanic Inclusion and Engagement 


Department of Commerce Observes the 2021 Hispanic Heritage Month 

On Wednesday October 6th, 2021, the Office of Civil Rights hosted the first “Cultural Café: ESPERANZA.” In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month. This virtual event highlighted DOC employee’s Hispanic heritage journey via music, art displays, food videos, family traditions, and a DOC employee interview. Economic Development Administration Regional Director Jorge D. Ayala provided opening remarks and Acting OCR Director Larry Beat provided closing remarks.

You can view the event here:


The 2021 Theme is Here! 

The National Council of Hispanic Employment Program Managers (NCHEPM), announced the 2021 Hispanic Heritage Month observance theme: “Esperanza: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage and Hope.” The theme invites us to celebrate Hispanic Heritage and to reflect on how great our tomorrow can be if we hold onto our resilience and hope. It encourages us to reflect on all of the contributions Hispanics have made in the past and will continue to make in the future. It is also a reminder that we are stronger together.

Visit the National Council of Hispanic Employment Program Managers website here

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