Puerto Rico's economy has been challenging the past four years, but its recovery is strong and better than ever. With a gross domestic investment increase over 11 percent 2010 to 2011, there has been a domestic demand growth as well.
While the unemployment rate is higher there than in the U.S., recruiters are finding that those in the job market are educated, experienced, knowledgeable, and better trained than ever before.
Headhunters have a good stock to scour for filling jobs with large pharmaceutical companies and the telephone company in executive areas. The banking sector and food distribution sector both have quality candidates of C-level to entry-level positions to fill, and recruiters are finding good candidates for both.
While the government is currently dominating employment there, other sectors that have a critical need to fill are trade, transportation, and utilities as well as health services and the educational sector. With the lure of a strengthening economy, the increase in population is making recruiting easier to fill these needs.