LATCareers.com, one of the leading Bilingual, Latino and Diversity recruitment companies in the U.S. receives hundreds of toy requests from families each December as part of its Annual Toy Drive, this being the 15th year of the event. The company sifts through each year’s list and decides which families will benefit from the toys the most.
LATCareers.com has been leading the Puerto Rican Recruitment Effort for those displaced by the Hurricane this year, having assisted over 3,700 Puerto Ricans in the past 60 days alone, with job placements on the mainland. The jobs portal has provided job search assistance, finding temporary housing and travel help for candidates going to interviews.
After the hurricane, LATCareers.com produced and posted a video on YouTube, which went viral and seems to have reached an overwhelming number of Puerto Rican people who have in turn inundated the site with their resumes, in hope to find employment.
One of the families who will be receiving toys this Holiday Season is the Rodriguez family of Ponce, Puerto Rico. Carmen Rodriquez states, “We did not know where to turn as our family had lost everything in the hurricane. We decided to make a life-changing decision to come to New York City to stay with some relatives. With little money and no jobs, my husband and I moved our three kids. We saw the video posted about the hurricane employment relief with LATCareers.com and contacted them. We were able to both find jobs within less than a month and have enrolled our kids in elementary school and are now working. We also are receiving toys for our kids which will make a big difference this Holiday as we try to rebuild our lives here in New York. Thank you to the LATCareers.com team for all your help and for making the holiday season now bright for our family.”
Rubicela Acosta, CEO of LATCareers.com said, “We are proud this year again to partner with our sponsors to provide happiness in the form of toys to those families who have been displaced by this life-changing event. Our team has been working tirelessly for the past months to help each career seeker find employment. We would like to thank our sponsors for not only providing employment for those in need but for supporting us for our 15th year of providing toys for those families in need as part of our Annual Holiday Toy Drive.”