Exploring his Hispanic Heritage: Meet Josue Chavez
Josue Chavez is a dedicated senior field talent acquisition specialist with a passion to provide candidates the best recruiting experience from initial contact to onboarding. Originally from Colima, Mexico, Josue, moved to the U.S. at the age of five. Motivated by his mother’s experiences of strenuous farm labor in Mexico, she sought better employment opportunities in America for both him and his three older sisters. Their official decision to move to the U.S. was made easier with family already residing in Dallas, TX. Josue, credits his strong work ethic to the upbringing provided by his mother and sister. The values of hard work instilled in him continue to guide his nearly ten years at Walgreens. He has held several roles at the Company starting as a certified pharmacy technician and moving onto an assistant store manager, store manager and now supporting field operation leaders in talent acquisition recruiting for a variety of roles at Walgreens stores.
Tributes to his Hispanic Heritage
During Hispanic Heritage Month, Josue honors his cultural background by introducing new aspects of his heritage and traditions to his two sons. The family explores Supermercados, small Hispanic grocery stores, local fruterias (Mexican juice bars), Bazaars (indoor markets), and the Traders Village Grand Prairie flea market in Dallas. His family recently participated in a festive car show with live music and local vendors to celebrate Mexican Independence Day on September 16. Josue also introduces Latin musicians like Vicente Fernandez, Selena Quintanilla, Kumbia Kings, and Grupo Frontera to his sons.
Cherishing Hispanic Traditions
Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a cherished Hispanic tradition close to Josue's heart. It's a meaningful occasion dedicated to honoring and remembering his departed family and friends, ensuring their memories live in their hearts. Every November 2nd, Josue celebrates Dia de los Muertos to commemorate his late grandmother, cousins, and relatives from his wife’s side of the family.
For Josue and his family, Hispanic Heritage Month represents a period of deep reflection, genuine appreciation, and joyful celebration. He strives to embody the spirit of this month year-round, with the importance of his Hispanic cultures to his sons, ensuring its legacy lives on in the next generation.