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State Farm, HPNG to recruit Latinos in New York, Miami

Posted by Elena del Valle on May 3, 2007

Ali Curi

  Ali Curi, president, HPNG

Photo: Ali Curi 

New York, New York – The Hispanic Professionals Networking Group (HPNG) partnered with State Farm Insurance to promote career recruitment for Hispanics in New York City and Miami. The first happening of the yearlong initiative will be a State Farm Latino talent recruitment meeting May 8, 2007 in New York. The next event will take place June 21, 2007 in Miami. The events are free, but pre-registration is required. Organizers will limit admission to 25.

“This partnership is an extension of HPNG’s efforts of bringing career development and networking to Hispanic professionals,” said Ali Curi, president, HPNG. “Showcasing entrepreneurial opportunities is an alternative to the corporate options Hispanic professionals currently explore.”

“Corporate recruitment of Hispanic professionals is at an all time high and partnering with HPNG allows us to reach a market that normally wouldn’t consider an entrepreneurial career,” said Rey Polanco, agency field recruiter, State Farm Insurance.

Launched in 2003, HPNG boasts 1,500 members. The organization hosts networking events in New York and Miami, and offers professional and personal development workshops. Workshop topics include career and leadership development, financial planning and investing, real estate matters, legal matters, communications, public relations, marketing and networking. The last two speakers were magazine publishers Felix Sencion and Juan Guillen. State Farm is one of the nation’s largest insurers of cars and homes.

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