Many Hispanic individuals living in the U.S. cite a lack of opportunities for career advancement and an obstacle to success — and IBM is aiming to change that.
During Hispanic Heritage Month, IBM has announced measures to support the Hispanic community’s educational and career opportunities. Research by the tech company’s Institute for Business Value found that more than half (67%) of Hispanic respondents said that they have to work harder to succeed because of their Hispanic identity; 30% of junior managers have access to on-the-job training or mentoring programs; and 20% feel equipped to overcome professional barriers. The full report will be released in early 2021, according to IBM.
A long-term focus on education within Latino and Hispanic communities can bring forth structural changes in society, Guillermo Miranda, the vice president and