President Biden announced important changes to the PPP, including a two-week window for businesses with fewer than 20 employees.

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico District Office

In 1992, Dionisio Ortiz --a young New Yorker of Puerto Rican descent-- arrived on the island to work at the Puerto Rico Medical Center as Assistant Director of Information. He had never stepped foot in the facilities, as the job interview had taken place over the phone. 

“When I went to the Information Systems Department I noticed they had one of those old IBM Mainframes,” Dionisio says with a laugh.  “I had only seen them in books.” 

Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands District Office Directory

María de los Ángeles de Jesús, Deputy District Director
Phone: (787) 766-5164  E-mail:

In 2006, pharmaceutical giant Schering-Plough closed its manufacturing facility in Manatí, Puerto Rico leaving hundreds of people unemployed, among them, Armando Semprit.


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