November 1, 2017 Career Resources, Inc. in collaboration with the American Job Center, The WorkPlace, and Department of Labor, have partnered to officially open the Puerto Rico Relief Center. This initiative is designed to help families transition from Puerto Rico to the Bridgeport Community. The center will provide employment assistance, referrals for housing, healthcare, food, clothing, etc. Non-profits, community leaders, and Bridgeport residents are working together and have generously donated food and other supplies to prepare welcoming packing for the families.
“It is critical and necessary that we welcome and support the families of Puerto Rico that have lost so much. For in this embracing gesture we exhibit the true spirit of this great City,” says Scott Wilderman, CEO of Career Resources.
The grand opening of the Puerto Rico Center will take place Wednesday, November 1st at the American Job Center, 2 Lafayette Square Bridgeport CT. The event will start at 10:00 am.
All members of the press are welcome to cover the event and speak with special guest & families of Puerto Rico.
WHO: Scott Wilderman, CEO & President, Career Resources, Inc., Joseph Ganim, Mayor, City of Bridgeport, Richard Blumenthal, Senator, Christopher Murphy, Senator, Jim Himes, 4th Congressional District Congressmen, Mickey Herbert, CEO & President, Bridgeport Regional Business Council
WHAT: Puerto Rico Relief Center Grand Opening
WHERE: American Job Center, 2 Lafayette Square, Bridgeport CT
WHEN: Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 10:00 am
About Career Resources
Career Resources serves over 30,000 job seekers annually with job search assistance, computer labs and internet access, job posting, career coaching, and other services. For more information, visit www.careerresources.org or follow us on Facebook @CareerResourceCT
We as the Puerto Rican Community should be ashamed of ourselves for not having an entity within our community that would be able to deliver these services.
The only Puerto Ricans who should really be ashamed are those
who failed us and continued to do so. We had S.A.D.A., we know how that went down unfortunately. We had and have elected officials who continue to piss on our feet and tell us that it’s ‘Agua de Coco’ falling from the skies. Like leaders in Puerto Rico, they take care of their own. Job loss of 2,000 this past month, very high unemployment for years and much higher for youngest age group. I dare to say that elected officials will be the ones doing the distribution and voter registration of course. Let’s not talk about our schools and the lack of Hispanics on the School Board. Brother Hector, let me stop it’s making me want to move to Puerto Rico.