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Careers, Jobs and Education Resources for: Puerto Rico

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Populated for centuries by aboriginal peoples, the island was claimed by the Spanish Crown in 1493 following COLUMBUS' second voyage to the Americas. In 1898, after 400 years of colonial rule that saw the indigenous population nearly exterminated and African slave labor introduced, Puerto Rico was ceded to the US as a result of the Spanish-American War. Puerto Ricans were granted US citizenship in 1917. Popularly-elected governors have served since 1948. In 1952, a constitution was enacted providing for internal self government. In plebiscites held in 1967, 1993, and 1998, voters chose not to alter the existing political status. (from the CIA)


Economic Overview

Puerto rico has one of the most dynamic economies in the caribbean region. a diverse industrial sector has far surpassed agriculture as the primary locus of economic activity and income. encouraged by duty-free access to the us and by tax incentives, us firms have invested heavily in puerto rico since the 1950s. us minimum wage laws apply. sugar production has lost out to dairy production and other livestock products as the main source of income in the agricultural sector. tourism has traditionally been an important source of income, with estimated arrivals of nearly 5 million tourists in 2004. growth fell off in 2001-03, largely due to the slowdown in the us economy, recovered in 2004-05, but declined again in 2006-07.

Environmental Issues

Erosion; occasional drought causing water shortages

Government Type



3,958,128 (july 2008 est.)


Caribbean, island between the caribbean sea and the north atlantic ocean, east of the dominican republic


Total: 13,790 sq km land: 8,870 sq km water: 4,921 sq km

Slightly less than three times the size of rhode island

Country Aliases

Conventional long form: commonwealth of puerto rico conventional short form: puerto rico


Name: san juan geographic coordinates: 18 28 n, 66 07 w time difference: utc-4 (1 hour ahead of washington, dc during standard time)

International Disputes

Increasing numbers of illegal migrants from the dominican republic cross the mona passage to puerto rico each year looking for work

Sources: Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

25 Puerto Rico Jobs Found

Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. Atkins has been providing infrastructure plan...
Atkins - San Juan - posted 15 days ago
Corporate Overview Hubbell Incorporated was founded in 1888 and has grown into an international manufacturer of quality electrical, lighting and po...
Hubbell Inc - Vega Baja - posted 7 days ago
Johnson & Johnson Vision, a member of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Process Engineer located in its manufacturing ...
Johnson & Johnson - Añasco - posted 8 days ago
Johnson & Johnson Vision, a member of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Senior Process Engineer located in its manufac...
Johnson & Johnson - Añasco - posted 8 days ago
ETHICON is recruiting for a Quality Engineer, located in San Lorenzo, PR. Ethicon, part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, has mad...
Johnson & Johnson - San Lorenzo - posted 6 days ago
Ethicon LLC, a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Demand Planner Lead to be located in Guaynabo, PR. The Global...
Johnson & Johnson - Guaynabo - posted 4 days ago
Customer Service Representative The customer service representative performs a variety of customer and sales support functions, interfaces with sal...
- San Juan - posted 3 days ago
A client-centric consulting firm based in San Juan, Puerto Rico that offers its employees the opportunity to learn and grow to your full potential ...
Nigel Frank International US - San Juan - posted 8 days ago
Microsoft Business Intelligence Technical Consultant - $65,000+Bonus - San Juan, PR Are you looking for a fast growing career with a well establish...
Nigel Frank International US - San Juan - posted 8 days ago
Job Title Senior Developer $$(60,000-75,000) Job Description We're looking for a Senior Developer Take the opportunity to learn and grow to your fu...
Nigel Frank International US - San Juan - posted 8 days ago
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