May 25, 2008

Recruiting from Puerto Rico

I just wanted to post this article about (mainland) employers finding more employees on the island; I found it an interesting read. I have to wonder what the implications are, though, if we're willing to admit that the professionals that Puerto Rico has are being drawn out, should someone do something? I'm kind of stumped... I don't want anyone to not seek out the best opportunities, but what will happen to the island once they're gone? Mass migration it is not, but these are all people who have important roles in society and any loss is a bad one.

3 comments:

Petra H said...

I have had 5 Spanish teachers since January, two of them have left for jobs in the US, one to do a master's in Italy - I felt a little deserted but I did the same thing, leave my country to work somewhere else. And actually all of the five have studied and worked abroad before and returned to the island so hopefully they will come back one day..

Anonymous said...

When I was acommunity activist in Chicago we called it Brain Drain. But that was more understandable; who wouldn't want to leave the ghetto? But here, I find it unconcionable. These guys are just after the money. It's a problem of the soul.

Speaking Boricua said...

Good luck with that, ms. petra!

And yeah, brain drain... I don't know, I can understand why people would leave. Question is, is sacrificing culture and family worth an improvement in quality of life? I don't know...