The San Juan Daily Star
Program aims to place more functionally diverse people in the workforce
By The Star Staff
Labor and Human Resources (DTRH by its Spanish initials) Secretary Gabriel Maldonado González announced on Wednesday the “Infinite Talent” initiative to increase the employability of people with functional diversity in Puerto Rico.
“This challenge forces us to explore and maximize the potential of certain groups of our population that, for some reason or another, are part of the universe of approximately 1.5 million people who are outside the workforce,” Maldonado González said in a written statement.
“Although more than 50,000 people currently benefit from the services offered by the Vocational Rehabilitation Administration, an agency attached to the DTRH, through Infinite Talent we intend to amplify the services aimed at this potential human capital through a robust ecosystem that involves all sectors of our society, both government and the private sector and non-profit organizations,” he added. “Which, in addition to supporting participants to achieve a fully independent life through work, will be one of the solutions for the thousands of employers who need that additional talent to sustain their operations.”
The Infinite Talent project will offer personalized educational services and programs for people with functional diversity with the aim of connecting more people with functional diversity with inclusive employment opportunities.
Maldonado González emphasized that despite the challenges, many people with functional diversity have enormous talent that can be utilized in the labor market.
To participate in the initiative, interested parties must register on the portal https://talentoinfinitopr.com/.