Growing Hispanic Population in the Portland Metro Area
In Oregon, the Hispanic population is growing faster than the state’s population as a whole; so what does this mean for Hispanics seeking work in the state? A recent report from the Oregon Employment Department found that Hispanic Oregonians are younger, much more likely to be employed and more likely to start new businesses. Hispanics in Oregon are employed at an average of 66.9% compared to non-Hispanic whites at 56.7%.
Despite the fact that Hispanic employees in Oregon are gaining employment opportunities, previous studies indicate that Hispanics earn substantially less than non-Hispanic white Oregonians.
In particular, a 2015 study from the Oregon Commission on Hispanic Affairs reported that the annual personal earnings of Hispanic Oregonians was approximately $10,000 less than the personal earnings of non-Hispanic whites. This may be attributed to an educational gap between Hispanics and non-Hispanic whites.
If you believe you have been discriminated against on the basis of your race or national origin, faced workplace harassment on the basis of your race or national origin, or have been retaliated against for opposing discrimination based on race or national origin, please consider contacting the lawyers at the Bullman Law Firm. We represent workers, not employers, in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area. Our number is (503) 987-5000. There is no charge for your call.