The Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GHCC) received a $50,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Special Counsel (OSC) to conduct education programs informing employers and Hispanic workers about immigration-related job discrimination.

          “This grant will help us to strengthen various GHCC programs, especially HACED courses,” Diana Martinez, associate director of the GHCC’s newly created Hispanic American Center for Economic Development (HACED), told GlobalFax.

          HACED is an education, incubation and international business development center at the GHCC.

Ms. Martinez said that information about employers and workers responsibilities and rights under immigration laws will be included in various HACED classes, including the School for Entrepreneurship (ESI), an eight-week course covering marketing, accounting and management issues for Hispanic entrepreneurs.

          The first ESI school, with 15 students, commences Aug. 15. The next ESI is scheduled to begin Oct. 3 and is taking applicants.

          The OSC provides education about the antidiscrimination provisions of the Immigration and Naturalization Act and enforces legal protections under that act.

          Contact Ms. Martinez at (404) 636-9588. For information about job discrimination under immigration laws, call the OSC at (800) 255-7688.