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27 Sep: Florida employee finds support, builds confidence through Unidos group

Editor’s Note: Best Buy is proud to celebrate Hispanic and Latin/x Heritage Month. Read on for the story of one of our employees. (Photo Credit Patrick Williams)

As a child, Judith was often teased by classmates for having lighter skin as a Puerto Rican girl.

While her family reassured her of her heritage and identity, it was difficult for her to feel like she completely belonged.

“I remember feeling annoyed and angry for not being Hispanic enough,” said Judith, who was born in Puerto Rico and moved to Orlando when she was 8.


08 Sep: Teen Tech Center Coordinator’s Journey Comes Full Circle

The Brooklyn Public Library system in New York has played a special role in Nadine Cabrera’s life.

She got a part-time job at the Bay Ridge Library when she was 15 years old, helping visitors check out and return books. Then, in March 2019, a new Best Buy Teen Tech Center opened at the Kings Highway Library, and Nadine was hired to run it.

“I never had specific career goals. I just wanted a job that would allow me to keep a roof over my head,” she said.


08 Sep: Intern Program Creates Pathways, Access To Tech Careers

The youngest of six siblings, Jaime Flores was the only one in his family born in the United States. And he’ll be the first to pursue a college degree.

He spent his senior year of high school interning at Best Buy as part of our partnership with Genesys Works, an organization that provides career pathways for high school students from disinvested communities.

It’s been a valuable opportunity for him to work at a Fortune 500 company, as he prepares to pursue a career in mechanical engineering.


08 Sep: ‘I’m Proud Of My Background’: A Celebration Of Latinx Heritage Month

Best Buy strives to attract and invest in talent that reflects the diversity of all communities and fosters an inclusive culture that embraces our differences.

We want all our employees to have an opportunity to achieve their dreams. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we’re highlighting a few of the many Latinx employees across the company who are doing just that.

Here are their stories.

Mario Hernandez, Territory Vice President, Fort Worth, TX

Mario Hernandez grew up with a large, multigenerational family in a small duplex in New Orleans.


12 Sep: Best Buy celebrates Latinx employees across the company

At Best Buy, we know we’re at our best when we reflect our customer base and the population of the communities we serve.

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, we’re highlighting a few of the many Latinx employees contributing to the success of our business and company culture.

Here are their stories.

Rudy Hernandez

Vice President, Retail Strategy and Optimization

Rudy Hernandez’s mother grew up in a loving Mexican-American family in Gary, Indiana. But there was limited opportunity there, and she was determined to find a better life.