How Businesses in Puerto Rico are Recovering After Maria

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How Businesses in Puerto Rico are Recovering After Maria

By Lizzie O'Leary
Bacardi rum distillery in Cataño, Puerto Rico. - Joanne Griffith/Marketplace

Bacardi rum distillery in Cataño, Puerto Rico. - Joanne Griffith/Marketplace

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 12:15pm

The Bacardi rum plant was back up and running less than two weeks after Maria. Good news for the place that produces 80 percent of Bacardi's rum and employs 300 people. The company has paid its employees throughout hurricane recovery. 

"We got some comments from our primos [workers] saying 'coming to Bacardi to work it's like a bubble, because you forget all that's going on around,'" Class said. "But then people told me 'at four I get depressed because I have to go back to the reality of no power, no hot water, no food.'"

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Keywords: Responsible Business & Employee Engagement | Bacardi | Corporate Social Responsibility | Disaster Relief | Employee Engagement | Hurricane Maria | Hurricane recovery | Puerto Rico