CHSA- Congressional Hispanic Staff Association

CHSA Launches Updated Resume Bank

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CHSA LAUNCHES UPDATED RESUME BANK

Monday, April 16th, 2012
Contact: commdir@chsadc.org

Washington, D.C. — The Congressional Hispanic Staff Association announced today the launch of an updated Resume Bank, a free service that provides Congressional offices and Committees with additional resources to assist their diversity staffing efforts.  CHSA’s Resume Bank dates back to 2008, following the adoption of the CHSA 2007 Diversity Initiative.

“We are pleased to continue CHSA’s legacy in helping the U.S. Congress reflect the diversity of our nation,” said CHSA President Bertha Guerrero. “At more than 50 million strong, Hispanics are both the largest and the fastest growing minority group, yet are still the most under-represented group in the federal workforce. CHSA recognizes there many opportunities for Latinos on and off of Capitol Hill, and through our Resume Bank we strive to make the connections that close the diversity gap.”

To submit a resume to be kept on file with CHSA, you must:

1. Be a CHSA Member or Friend of CHSA – to join please complete the online Membership Form.
2. Complete CHSA’s Resume Bank Questionnaire.
3. E-mail a copy of your resume in Microsoft Word or Portable Document Format (.doc, .docx, pdf) to jobs@chsadc.org.

In February 2010, the Congressional Hispanic Staff Association released its first diversity report, titled Unrepresented: A Blueprint for Solving the Diversity Crisis on Capitol Hill. The report highlighted the lack of ethnic diversity among staff leadership positions in both houses of Congress.  In particular, the report concluded that Latinos are underrepresented significantly at all staff levels in the House—particularly top-level jobs.

The study revealed that just 2.7 percent of chiefs of staff and 2.1 percent of legislative directors in the House were Latino, according to data from the 2009 House Employment Survey.  If employment in the House reflected the population demographics in the Washington, D.C., area, Latinos should hold approximately 15 percent of the staff positions, the report stated.

To request resumes from CHSA, please email jobs@chsadc.org.

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The Congressional Hispanic Staff Association (CHSA) is an official, non-partisan Congressional staff organization whose mission is to advance the interests of current and prospective Hispanic staffers and the Latino community at large.  CHSA is dedicated to encouraging career development, increasing opportunities, and advocating on behalf of the Latino community by strengthening civic participation and representation at all levels.


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The Congressional Hispanic Staff Association (CHSA) is an official, non-partisan, bicameral Congressional Staff Organization, recognized by the Committee on House Administration, whose mission is to recruit, retain, and advance Hispanic staffers in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives.