HOUSTON, Sept. 28, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI), North America’s largest provider of funeral and cemetery services, and its SCI Hispana division, join the nation in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month. This year’s theme, “Hispanic Americans: Energizing Our Nation’s Diversity”, reinforces the contribution of the Hispanic population to our nation across the centuries.
SCI Hispana was launched in 2002 with 34 locations to serve the growing Hispanic population. Under the brands Dignity Memorial, Funeraria del Angel and Caballero Rivero, SCI Hispana currently operates 94 funeral homes and 41 cemeteries across the United States and Puerto Rico and continues to grow.
These locations specialize in the unique funeral traditions of the Hispanic culture by offering overnight viewings at funeral homes to allow family members to stay with a loved one until final committal and providing personalized celebrations reflecting the unique life of their loved ones. SCI Hispana funeral homes are also equipped with large hospitality rooms with tables and seating where families can serve refreshments. In addition, each location has bilingual staff and can offer funeral services customized to meet the needs of specific populations within the Hispanic community.
“SCI Hispana is meeting the needs of Hispanic families in the U.S. by offering services that respect their funeral practices and embrace their heritage,” said Darin Sommer, senior managing director of SCI Hispana. “We understand the cultural traditions because we are part of the Hispanic community.”
In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, SCI Hispana will host a series of free career workshops at several locations every Tuesday evening through October 11 across the United States and Puerto Rico. The workshops will focus on strengthening interview skills, conducting online job searches and professional dress for job interviews.
“We are excited to celebrate and recognize the rich, vibrant Hispanic culture and its impact in the United States. Our goal is to support the Hispanic community in the areas they have identified as most important,” said Sommer. “That’s why we are hosting a career workshop series during Hispanic Heritage Month, taught by bilingual professionals experienced in human resources and management, to help people searching for new jobs understand what they need to do to be a successful job candidate.”
For a complete list of participating locations and their addresses, visit SCI Hispana Career Workshops. More information on the SCI Hispana network of funeral homes and cemeteries in the United States and Puerto Rico, can be found at Funeraria del Angel.
About Service Corporation International
Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI), headquartered in Houston, Texas, is North America’s leading provider of deathcare products and services. As of June 30, 2016, SCI operates 1,525 funeral service locations and 469 cemeteries (including 262 combination locations), which are geographically diversified across 45 states, eight Canadian provinces, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Through its businesses, SCI markets the Dignity Memorial® brand which offers assurance of quality, value, caring service and exceptional customer satisfaction. In January 2016, SCI was presented with the J.D. Power President’s Award in recognition of an ongoing dedication to service excellence including quality improvement, customer satisfaction and the development of enduring client relationships. For more information about Service Corporation International, please visit www.sci-corp.com. For more information about Dignity Memorial, please visit www.dignitymemorial.com. As used herein, “SCI” or the “Company” refers to Service Corporation International and all of its affiliated companies.
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