11 Sep 2009

Guam in talks to hire 20,000 Filipino workers

12:28 pm on 11 September 2009

A delegation from Guam's Senate has visited the Philippines to finalise details on the hiring of 20,000 skilled Filipino workers for the construction of US military headquarters in Guam next year.

In a statement, the Philippines Department of Labor said that along with local Employment Administrators, it held high-level talks with Guam Senators Judith Guthertz and Rory Respicio.

Guam is looking to hire the Filipino workers to meet its manpower requirements for the relocation and construction of US military facilities from Okinawa to Guam in the next five years.

The project, which is scheduled to start next July, will initially require engineers, architects, allied professionals and skilled construction workers.

Guam may also hire Filipinos in the service and health care sectors.