Seattle, WA, December 20, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- Latcareers.com, the largest Bilingual & Diversity Recruitment website in the US, has spearheaded the Puerto Rico Disaster Relief Employment Initiative. LATCareers.com is working with various employer organizations to host strategic career fairs in New York (October 19, 2017), Washington DC (October 26, 2017), Boston (November 2, 2017) and Philadelphia (November 9, 2017) be part of the Puerto Rico relief effort. These free career fairs for displaced Puerto Ricans residing in these cities are to bring together both employers who are providing job opportunities to displaced Puerto Ricans that have traveled to live with relatives mostly along the Mid Atlantic and Northeast where there are large Puerto Rican Communities. They number in the tens of thousands and the numbers are growing.
The largest population of Puerto Ricans outside of Puerto Rico is the area between Boston and Washington DC. This area is home to more than 1.5 Million Puerto Ricans according to the US Census. “Being that we are the most established Latino, Bilingual and Diversity Job Board in the US we are compelled to lead this effort,” states Rubicela Acosta, CEO of Latcareers.com. “This is our 14th year of having these Bilingual and Diversity Career Fairs and we understand the importance of our organization leading the effort to find permanent employment for the tens of thousands of these displaced professionals and citizens who have now come to the mainland,” states Rubicela Acosta, CEO of Latcareers.com. “Our team has been working tirelessly over the past few weeks to find career opportunities for these displaced professionals that want to re-establish themselves on the mainland given the devastation in Puerto Rico. Latcareers.com has conducted a poll of over 2500 Puerto Rican career seekers that have come to the mainland since the hurricane and more than 73% of these Puerto Ricans plan to stay and not return to Puerto Rico.” Ms. Acosta states, “This is a storm of historical precedence and proportions not only in the devastation, but also in the opportunity. Employers now have the opportunity to reach highly educated Puerto Ricans that in the past would not have taken their talent to the mainland, but now are forced to as the Puerto Rican economy has come to a standstill.” Ms. Acosta added, “We will continue these efforts to support these displaced workers for the remainder of this year and into the 1st Quarter of 2018 and invite all displaced workers to visit our website and upload their resume and plan to attend these events to assist them in their job search.” This effort by Latcareers.com follows other efforts by other prominent Latino organizations and celebrities including Jennifer Lopez, Mark Anthony and Alex Rodriguez to raise awareness as well as support Puerto Ricans as they try to put their lives back together.
Employers wishing to support the Latcareers Puerto Rico Disaster Relief Employment Initiative should contact Pablo Camacho at 360-459-1139.
Career seekers wishing to attend the career fairs or search for career opportunities should visit www.latcareers.com
LATCareers.com is the industry leader for the recruitment of Bilingual, Latino and Diversity in the U.S. As a niche job board, we have the only nationally scalable bilingual diversity recruitment platform for both Digital and Career Fairs with coverage in 90 U.S. Cities. With over 15 years in business, we work with the top employers nationwide to connect them with career seekers online through our job board and in person at over 200 annual Bilingual and Diversity Career Fairs in 90 U.S. Cities. For more information contact www.latcareers.com