Wednesday, July 2, 2008

20K jobs in Guam for OFWs

Victor Fernandez, president of the Philippine Association of Service Exporters, Inc. (PASEI) had a visit and Guam and he said that the country will open about 20,000 jobs for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) that will scheduled to start next year (2009).

He said that the construction of various facilities and housing for United States military personnel will last up to four years. He added that he had met with the Guam’s department of labor officials, labor and trade unions, placement offices and local Filipino associations.

“We were also briefed on the hiring policies, the documentary requirements and health concerns by officials from the island's labor department,” Fernandez said.

Fernandez also added that the labor officials of Guam will monitor if the foreign and local contractors who will take part in the contraction of the billion-dollar project will comply.

“The opening of new job opportunities in the island for Filipino workers came following the announcement of the impending relocation of thousands of US military personnel and facilities from Okinawa, Japan to Guam,” he said.

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