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10,000 Job Openings in Guam for Construction Workers
About 10,000 workers would be needed in Guam as the construction contract of the $700-million Naval hospital will be awarded before the end of September 2010.
“The construction of the hospital will begin by the first quarter of 2011,” said Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz in a statement.
Baldoz said construction for the military facilities will be until 2020 and every year, a project worth about a billion US dollars would be awarded requiring around 7,000 to 10,000 construction workers.
She said a Filipino contractor in Guam informed the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in the area that 50% of the required manpower can be sourced out from the Philippines because of its workers’ experience and track record of performance.
The Saipan-based labor attaché said that considering Guam cannot accommodate all training for the relocation.
The US military looks at the island of Tinian in the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI) to provide opportunities for training groups of 200 marines or larger due to greater land availability.
The proposed military training on Tinian includes firing ranges for known distance rifle, automated pistol combat, platoon battle course, field training, and airspace use.
Should this project push through, there would also be employment opportunities for Filipino workers in CNMI, the report added.
Source: Manila Bulletin