Stories tagged: "unemployment"


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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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This Is How Joe Biden Plans to Remake the American Economy

Biden said his new $700 billion plan would rebuild the American economy, spur innovation, and create as many as five million new jobs in the United States.

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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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Businesses Are Reopening, But Unemployment Is Still Rising

About 41 million Americans filed for unemployment and that suggests businesses are failing or permanently downsizing, economists warn.

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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.

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Half of Latino Families Can’t Cover Basic Living Expenses for 3 Months In Event of Financial Reversal

If the climbing rates of unemployment continue, predictions add 10 million to the ranks of the poor, vulnerable communities will be hit the hardest.