New Effort Created to Help Puerto Ricans in FL After Maria

NBC 6's Darryl Forges has more on the governor's plan to help those who fled to Florida after the storm nearly destroyed parts of their homeland.

(Published Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018)

What to Know

  • The state is also investing an additional $1 million to Career Source in an effort help those who left after the September 2017 storm.

  • 40,000 displaced Puerto Ricans made their way to the Sunshine State after Maria’s devastation.

  • Governor Scott says it’s important to give a helping hand to families who desperately need it.

Giving families from Puerto Rico displaced by Hurricane Maria a new opportunity in Florida - that’s the goal of the state as Governor Rick Scott announced a new agreement that will continue to help.

“There’s a new partnership between career source of South Florida, the Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce, and Anna G Mendez University,” the Governor said Wednesday in Miami Lakes. “It’s going to help these families relocated to Florida from Puerto Rico to find jobs.”

These jobs will include raising awareness about job opportunities and training. The state is also investing an additional $1 million to Career Source in an effort help those who left after the September 2017 storm get employment.

“We are going to welcome you and do everything we can to make sure you get a job, to make sure kids get a good education,” Scott said.

40,000 displaced Puerto Ricans made their way to the Sunshine State after Maria’s devastation. Months later, some places are still without power. Governor Scott says it’s important to give a helping hand to families who desperately need it.