Employee Voices: Hispanic Heritage Month
By Albert Rodriguez
LADWP celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15 in honor of Hispanic contributions to American society at large and to LADWP. This annual celebration of the history and culture of U.S. Hispanic communities coincides with Independence Day celebrations of several Latin American countries including Mexico, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Chile.
Over 37% of LADWP’s 11,347 employees identify as Hispanic. The largest portion is within skilled craft (46.2%) and service maintenance positions (53%). All of these employees proudly contribute every day to the reliability and resiliency of our city’s water and power service.
Intake Magazine recently asked Hispanic LADWP leaders to share their thoughts on their heritage, and how it has helped their professional outlook and inspired them to contribute to LADWP and our efforts and initiatives to improve our city every day.
Listen to more of our employees discussing their Hispanic heritage during a virtual panel in October.