Stories tagged: "unemployment"


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Meet Isabel Guzmán, Biden’s Choice to Be the Next Small Business Administrator

“We have to build our economy back better from this pandemic,” Isabel Guzmán said.

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Puerto Rico’s Tourism Industry Is Suffering. High Season Is Not Looking Any Better.

The local government has imposed measures that limit beach use to exercise only. Many tourists have already canceled their travel plans to the island for the following months.

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The Unemployment Rate May Be Recovering, but Not for Latinas

Unemployed Latinas in Florida are spending their time canvassing to make sure people vote.

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PR High School Students Defraud Unemployment System as Thousands Wait Desperately for Benefits

The scheme perpetrated by a group of students of a private school in San Juan makes many wonder what is wrong with the system.

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A Cosmetologist, a Mother of Three, a Waiter: Here Are the Faces of Puerto Rico’s Unemployed

Laid-off workers share their stories of frustration, hunger, and uncertainty in face of the inefficiency of the island’s Labor Department.

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What We Know About Puerto Rico’s New Labor Department Boss — And What He Plans To Do

A better electronic system and fewer gatherings of people in one place are some of the promises made by the new secretary on his first day of service.

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Laid-Off Puerto Rican Nurse Is Treated Like a Hero in NJ

In just a matter of days, José Santiago had to move and start a new life after losing his job in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic.