UnidosUS to Hold Its Workforce Development Summit in Puerto Rico

Event Will Spotlight How Workers Can Thrive in Today’s Economy and Help Contribute to Local Economy Post-Fiona

SAN JUAN—UnidosUS, the largest Latino civil rights and advocacy organization based in Washington, DC, will host a workforce development summit that will serve as a platform for stakeholders from across local, state, and national levels to discuss issues affecting the Hispanic workforce.

The 2022 UnidosUS Workforce Development Summit Crea, Conecta, Cambia— Create Pipelines, Connect People, Change Practices: Investing in the Latinx Workforce, will be held Nov. 2-4 in San Juan at the Caribe Hilton Hotel, and will feature high profile speakers from Puerto Rico and the continental United States. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in professional development seminars, learn and share best practices for developing Latino workers, and cultivate professional relationships and expand their networks.

“This timely summit is an important opportunity to bring diverse stakeholders together so that they can work on improving practices and systems that help Puerto Ricans and all Hispanic workers move up the economic ladder. Given the unsettled economy and the impact that Hurricane Fiona has had on Puerto Rico, it’s more important than ever to shine a spotlight on ways to help our community get good jobs,” said Sonia M. Pérez, Acting CEO of UnidosUS.

“We are very excited to partner with UnidosUS to bring the 2022 Workforce Development Summit to the island as part of our commitment to provide training and education for our community to achieve a better life. This is a unique opportunity to bring together employees, entrepreneurs, advocates, and leads from local government to work together at this critical time for Puerto Rico,” said Carmen Cosme, Founder and Executive Director of One Stop Career Center of Puerto Rico, one of two UnidosUS Affiliates on the island and the 2022 UnidosUS Affiliate of the Year.

The event will include 16 workshops as well as the following three plenary sessions:

  • The Missing Link: How Cross-Sector Collaboration can Address Systemic Barriers to Quality Careers within the Latinx Community
  • Abriendo Paso: Building Pathways for Women in Tech
  • Creating Strong Partnerships: How Employers and Community-Based Organizations Can Best Prepare the Workforce

Attendees who live in Puerto Rico can take advantage of a special rate of $50. This fee includes access to all sessions over the three days; the La Placita Market vendor exhibition featuring local artisans who will sell an array of products; as well as the dinner and La Gozadera fest taking place in the evening on Thursday, November 3. Puerto Rico residents can take advantage of this unique discounted rate by registering at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-2022-unidosus-workforce-development-summit-registration-410092787567?discount=CCCPR22.

Learn more about the summit here: https://www.unidosus.org/wfdsummit

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About UnidosUS

UnidosUS, previously known as NCLR (National Council of La Raza), is the nation’s largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization. Through its unique combination of expert research, advocacy, programs, and an Affiliate Network of nearly 300 community-based organizations across the United States and Puerto Rico, UnidosUS simultaneously challenges the social, economic, and political barriers that affect Latinos at the national and local levels. For more than 50 years, UnidosUS has united communities and different groups seeking common ground through collaboration, and that share a desire to make our country stronger. For more information on UnidosUS, visit www.unidosus.org or follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.