Erica Saylor

Hispanic Millennials and Workplace Benefits

Erica Saylor by Erica Saylor, Tr3s

Many Hispanic Adult Millennial workers are employed in retail, sales, food, and construction—fields that they don’t generally see as ideal. They’re working mostly for the money now, but hope to advance into areas like technology, healthcare, education, and creative industries. So when it comes to benefits, what are their current situations offering?

As part of its recently released 2014 study, “Hispanic Adult Millennials at Work and Play,” Tr3s asked Hispanics ages 19 to 34 about what employer-sponsored benefits they’re receiving. Here are key insights: Read More

What’s Cool to Hispanic Millennials in 2014?

Erica Saylor by Erica Saylor, Tr3s

What are Millennials into right now? How do perceptions of what’s cool differ between Hispanic and non-Hispanic young people? And has what’s cool changed from last year? Tr3s has the latest, as part of its soon-to-be released 2014 Hispanic Adult Millennial study. Based on data from that analysis, here is a summary of the Cool List — the top 10 cool things among Millennials ages 19 to 34: Read More

Hispanic Millennials: Living at Home, Delaying Marriage, and Focusing on College

Erica Saylor by Erica Saylor, Tr3s

In last week’s blog post, we focused on how US-born Hispanics are driving population growth. This week, we’re going to give some more detail on what their lives look like – and it’s quite different from the Hispanics 18-34 of ten years ago. Not only have those born in the US surpassed immigrants as the dominant group within the Latino young adult demo, the formerly ascendant economy has taken a hit. Because of the tight job market, Hispanic Millennials’ lives have taken some unexpected turns. Read More

Insight Tr3s: The Sound of Música, Key Element in Young Latinos’ Lives

Erica Saylor by Erica Saylor, Tr3s

Cyndi Lauper from the "I Want My MTV" campaign

Music is one of the most important elements of life for Latinos. Along with family and food, it’s part of the cultural trinity of things they say make them feel most “Latino.” Music’s appeal crosses generations, with the ability to touch the hearts of recent immigrants, US-born children of foreign-born parents, as well as those whose grandparents made the original journey here. It also plays a key role in day-to-day life, as something they believe keeps them sane, safe, and happy. Read More

Marriage Rates On the Decline Among English-Speaking Hispanics

Erica Saylor by Erica Saylor, Tr3s

Hispanic Adult Millennials place a high value on marriage – but they also see it as risky. Hit hard by the recession, money is a major impediment to finding a partner and setting a wedding date. Weddings are expensive, as is moving out of Mom and Dad’s house and living independently. Hispanic Adult Millennials also have goals they want to accomplish before tying the knot, like finding a career, establishing financial stability, and being happy. True romantics at heart, they hope to marry that perfect partner – someday. For now, however, they are taking their time to make sure their boyfriends or girlfriends live up to their ideals. Read More

Hispanics and the Four Segments of Dads

Erica Saylor by Erica Saylor, Tr3s

Hispanic Millennial Dads are very involved with their kids – and always on high alert for risk, according to Tr3s’s 2012 study, “Hispanic 18-34s Living the ‘Next Normal.’” Together with their partners, they are Fortress Keepers, working hard to control their children’s environment and keep their kids safe. They trust their children with a very small circle of people. And they want to communicate openly with their kids so they can protect them more effectively. Read More

Hispanic Adult Millennials: Avoiding Risk, Seeking Balance, Generally Pretty Happy

Erica Saylor by Erica Saylor, Tr3s

Millennials coming of age today are entering adulthood under a unique set of circumstances. They have access to technology that Boomers and Xers did not have at that stage of life. They’re concerned about climate change, as natural disasters strike with severity and frequency. Growing up in a post-9/11 world has inspired a greater sense of caution. Most importantly, the difficult economic conditions since 2008 have changed their timelines for typical adult experiences like establishing a career, moving out of their parents’ house, getting married, and starting families. How is this combination of factors affecting their life choices and experiences? Read More