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Labor Dept. opens process to apply for wage incentives

Labor and Human Resources Secretary Gabriel Maldonado González

By The Star Staff

The Department of Labor and Human Resources on Thursday announced the opening of the application period for wage incentives under the Fund for the Promotion of Job Opportunities created under Law 52 of Aug. 9, 1991, as amended.

Among the fund’s purposes is to promote the creation of job opportunities, maintain existing jobs and modify compensation in situations that may lead to the possible loss of jobs, Labor and Human Resources Secretary Gabriel Maldonado González said.

“For the administration of Gov. Pedro Pierluisi, it is essential to continue encouraging our small and medium-sized enterprises, as the backbone of the economy, so that they continue to create jobs and reach their full potential,” Maldonado González said. “Although we know the great challenges that employers in all industries currently have in hiring and retaining talent, these funds under Law 52 will allow many companies to have a more robust workforce, maintaining or creating additional and better-paying jobs. We invite employers from the private and public sector to participate in the orientation course so that they know the details of the program and how to apply and benefit from it.”

Any entity wishing to submit proposals must take the compulsory workshop that will be offered virtually and in person. In the virtual modality, the workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, May 2 through the Microsoft Teams platform. The face-to-face workshops will be offered next Wednesday through Friday, May 3, 4 and 5, in the Santiago Iglesias Pantín Room located in the central building of the Department of Labor and Human Resources in Hato Rey. All training sessions will be from 9 a.m. to noon.

Those intending to participate in the course must register on or before Monday, May 1 by accessing the following link: It is important to note that managers will not be allowed to take the orientation workshop. For more information, contact via email:

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