WASHINGTON–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–June 20, 2002–George Herrera, President and Chief Executive Officer of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), has been named by U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao to the 21st Century Workforce Committee on Changing Demographics in the Workplace.
The Committee on Changing Demographics in the Workplace is one of three subcommittees of President George W. Bush’s Council of the 21st Century Workforce. Through Secretary Chao, this committee will provide President Bush advice on a variety of workforce issues ranging from immigration to long-term labor shortages. The other two subcommittees are Skills Gap in the Workplace and Workplace Issues.
Created in June 2001 by President Bush, the Office of the 21st Century Workforce, at the Department of Labor gathers and disseminates information about workforce issues through a series of summits, conferences and meetings. These gatherings encourage the participation of organizations and individuals from the public and private sectors who are interested in such issues and the impact they may have.
Mr. Herrera is a nationally recognized expert in the field of economic and minority business development. Mr. Herrera was elected President and Chief Executive Officer of the USHCC in August 1998. Hispanic Business Magazine has recognized Mr. Herrera as one of the 100 Most Influential Hispanics in the United States and Black Enterprise Magazine named him one of the 30 future leaders for economic empowerment of minority communities by.
Most recently, Mr. Herrera was named a Fellow of The Wharton School e-Business Program at the University of Pennsylvania.
The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) represents the interests of more than 1.2 million Hispanic-owned businesses in the United States and Puerto Rico, which earn more than $200 billion annually. It serves as the umbrella organization for more than 200 local Hispanic chambers nationwide, and it actively promotes the economic growth and development of Hispanic entrepreneurs.
The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce