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Old 03-18-2011, 10:27 AM
 
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Share Of Latinos In Fla. Up 60 Percent - Orlando News Story - WKMG Orlando (http://www.clickorlando.com/news/27230935/detail.html - broken link)

What do you think about this increase in "Hispanic" population and decline in "White" population.
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Old 03-18-2011, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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Since the Latino community has a tremendous network of family and friends, it may be a really good indication that the job market is picking up. Other than that, I'm not sure how high the percentage is of this or that ethnic background would really matter to most people. If they don't like it, they can always move elsewhere.
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Old 03-18-2011, 02:37 PM
 
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Since the Latino community has a tremendous network of family and friends, it may be a really good indication that the job market is picking up. Other than that, I'm not sure how high the percentage is of this or that ethnic background would really matter to most people. If they don't like it, they can always move elsewhere.
No bother to me just curious why the decline on a certain ethnic background.
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Old 03-18-2011, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Owasso, OK
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Because Hispanics, by and large, are willing to take jobs that the typical "white" will not. For some reason, certain segments of the population have decided that they are "above" certain types of employment. People that come from other countries, particularly developing countries, are very thankful to clean hotel rooms and build roads.
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Old 03-18-2011, 02:47 PM
 
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Because Hispanics, by and large, are willing to take jobs that the typical "white" will not. For some reason, certain segments of the population have decided that they are "above" certain types of employment. People that come from other countries, particularly developing countries, are very thankful to clean hotel rooms and build roads.
Which makes sense because that is most of the jobs in Florida.. Service Jobs.
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Old 03-18-2011, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Owasso, OK
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Which makes sense because that is most of the jobs in Florida.. Service Jobs.
Exactly.
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Old 03-18-2011, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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Where have you been? The nation has lost manufacturing jobs since I can remember.

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quote=GABMER;18336634]Which makes sense because that is most of the jobs in Florida.. Service Jobs.[/quote]
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Old 03-19-2011, 11:10 AM
 
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THose that stick around are at a huge disadvantage that don't speak Spanish, esp. in Central Florida.
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Old 03-20-2011, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Longwood, FL
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The increase in the hispanic population doesn't matter a hoot to me. Maybe it's because we are closer in distance and climate to those countries? They are very family oriented and like to have their family members nearby. My family, otoh, is all over the place. The job scene is just dismal even for them. My roommate is Peruvian (US citizen) and perfectly bilingual. He applied everywhere and like me, didn't hear from anyone. There is a hot dog fast food place going up here with a big sign out front that they're hiring and apply on their website. He even did that but did he get a reply? No. As for me, the "white" person, I speak and write Spanish well enough, but also got very few replies on the job hunt. So being bilingual seems to have no advantage on the job agenda like I used to think.
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Old 03-20-2011, 09:43 PM
 
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Being bilingual does have a definite advantage but in a place like Central FL where Spanish/English speakers abound it is not enough to give you distinct advantage. The fact is most of our young Hispanic population is bilingual so when an employer seeks Spanish speaking ability in the job criteria we usually get more than enough applicants who fit that criteria. At that point you have to have something more to make you stand out. As far as the Hispanic population booming here I think it's a great thing. It adds to our not only our cultural diversity but overall community diversity where business and other institutions have another market to tap. For example, pro soccer and baseball franchises always look at Orlando as a possible expansion site due to a large number of Hispanic residents. I am also proud to say we have a fairly prestigious community here with the likes of Mel Martinez and Darren Soto calling CFL home. On top of that you have to appreciate the diversity within the diversity. From the heavily Puerto Rican Kissimmee to South Americans in Seminole county and Mexican population in Apopka. It's a beautiful thing.
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