LatPro Launches 2009 Diversity Job Fair Series with Houston Event

LatPro’s National Diversity Job Fair Series, in partnership with the National Society for Hispanic Professionals, will visit the Houston Westin Galleria on February 19.

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL – January 13, 2009 – Diversity job board LatPro (, in partnership with the National Society for Hispanic Professionals (, will launch its 2009 diversity career fair series with a multicultural event in Houston, Texas. The event will be held at the Westin Galleria on Thursday, February 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Designed for multicultural jobseekers, the fair provides a unique opportunity for diversity-conscious employers to meet with professional candidates who have keen language and multicultural skills. The February fair will kick off LatPro’s 2009 season of nine diversity career fairs which will be held across the United States for Hispanic and bilingual professionals.

LatPro decided to return to Houston after a highly successful Houston career fair in 2008 which boasted more than 40 exhibitors and nearly 600 jobseekers.

“When setting the 2009 job fair calendar, we knew that we again wanted to launch our annual tour in Houston because of our history of successful events in that city,” said Ricardo Villalba, events manager for NSHP. “The caliber of jobseekers is exceptional, and there are many diversity-conscious employers in the Houston area who are looking to meet qualified Hispanic and bilingual professionals.”

Jobseekers attending the 2009 Houston Diversity Career Fair will have the opportunity to network with fellow Hispanic professionals and local chapters of Latino organizations, in addition to meeting representatives from employers such as BP, The US Census Bureau, Rochester City School District, Kroger, and many more.

2009 LatPro Career Fair Schedule

  • February 19, 2009 – Westin Galleria, Houston, TX
  • March 19, 2009 - Navy Pier (Lakeview Terrace), Chicago, IL
  • April 16, 2009 - Metropolitan Pavilion, New York, NY
  • May 21, 2009 - Trinity Center at Trinity College, Washington, D.C.
  • June 4, 2009 - Long Beach Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • August 27, 2009 – To Be Determined, Atlanta, GA
  • September 24, 2009 - Trinity Center at Trinity College, Washington, D.C.
  • October 22, 2009 - Dallas Convention Center, Dallas, TX
  • November 5, 2009 - To Be Determined, Phoenix, AZ

Admission is free for all job seekers. Professional dress required. Jobseekers can pre-register at:

For more details, exhibitor and sponsorship information:
(954) 727-3863

Established in 1997, LatPro is the worldwide leader in online employment resources for Hispanic and bilingual professionals. With over 329,000 registered candidates and 90 of the Fortune 100 companies using its award-winning service, the site (available in English, Spanish and Portuguese) is the premier career destination for Latino and bilingual professionals throughout the U.S. and Latin America.

LatPro, Inc. Contact:
Rob Steward

About The National Society for Hispanic Professionals
The National Society for Hispanic Professionals (NSHP), a non-profit organization with more than 20,000 registered members, works to empower Hispanic professionals with connections, networking and leadership opportunities, as well as information on education, scholarships, careers and entrepreneurship. NSHP seeks to ensure the inclusion of Hispanics in corporate America at a level commensurate with the representation of Hispanic Americans within our communities.

NSHP Contact:
Ricardo Villalba

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