HACIA Executive Director Jorge Perez: “I’m very respectful of everyone who came before us, they built America, but we say Hispanics are going to remodel America”

The Download on Chicago Business

Justin Kaufmann with HACIA’s Executive Director Jorge Perez

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It’s “The Download on Chicago Business” sponsored by Signature Bank. Tonight, Justin speaks with Jorge Perez, Executive Director of the Hispanic American Construction Industry Association (HACIA). Jorge talks about issues surrounding minority hiring in the Latino community, how far minority hiring has come in the city of Chicago, the importance of receiving proper training for construction jobs and why there is still a need to raise awareness for equitable hiring.

This is the podcast for Extension 720. The show originates from Chicago on WGN Radio and features newsmakers, tastemakers and trailblazers.  Hosted by award-winning broadcaster Justin Kaufmann, this talk show/audio magazine goes in-depth to help you better understand the city (and world) that you live in.

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