Ft. Lauderdale, FL–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–August 28, 2006–The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), the largest and fastest growing Hispanic technical organization in the US, today announced a new partnership with LatPro.com, the premier job board for Hispanic and bilingual professionals. As a result of this exclusive agreement, LatPro has designed, developed and powers a state-of-the-art online career center connecting SHPE members with employers, recruiters and Fortune 100 companies.
Technology giants that consistently recruit from SHPE’s membership, including IBM, Texas Instruments and Intel, support the goal of the SHPE-LatPro initiative to streamline the recruiting and hiring of minority engineering and technical candidates.
Leveraging its nine years of experience in the online job search arena, LatPro developed the dynamic, intuitive tool specifically for SHPE technical job seekers. Seamlessly integrated within the SHPE website, the career center allows the organization’s 8,000 members to conveniently view quality job listings, create custom email job agents, perform advanced database searches, and take advantage of LatPro’s additional career resources.
For recruiters and HR professionals, the addition of SHPE to LatPro’s network of partners means an invaluable source of highly qualified engineers and technical candidates.
“Our mission has always been to advance the professional success of SHPE members and encourage more Hispanics to choose careers in engineering,” said Diana Gomez, president of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. “Our partnership with LatPro provides an innovative online career center that enhances our website and improves service to our members.”
Eric Shannon, founder and CEO of LatPro added, “A diverse technical workforce provides the varied perspectives needed to analyze and solve problems creatively. We’re proud to support Latinos in science and engineering by connecting SHPE’s membership with our extensive database of recruiters and employers.”
About the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) was founded in 1974 by a group of engineers employed by the city of Los Angeles. Their objective was to form a national organization of professional engineers to serve as role models in the Hispanic community. Today, SHPE is over 8,000 members strong with more than 200 professional and student chapters across the country.
Established in 1997, LatPro is the worldwide leader in providing online employment resources for Hispanic and bilingual professionals. With over 280,000 registered candidates and 90 of the Fortune 100 companies using its award-winning service, the LatPro.com site (available in English, Spanish and Portuguese) is the premier career destination for Latino and bilingual professionals throughout the US and the Americas. LatPro is a 2006 Weddle’s User’s Choice Award Winner and a Charter Member of the International Association of Employment Web Sites.