Manila, Philippines – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has announced on Friday, August 13 that more than 11,000 job vacancies are expected to open in the American Territory of Guam.
According to Armi Evangel Peña, the Labor Attaché in Los Angeles said the overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Guam will have strong job prospects for the next decade.
Peña also confirmed that 3,000 job orders in Guam, which are based on the recruiting agency and the US Embassy’s granting of US visas.
To quote from Peña;
In the next 10 years, kailangan po ng around 11,500 workers or more. Two thousand to 3,000 pa lang nave-verify namin na job orders. ‘Yung made-deploy po ay depende na po sa recruitment agency at tsaka sa pag-approve ng US [United States] visa sa US Embassy
Peña, who is the head of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Los Angeles, California, said that she discussed the job status with Guam’s labor chief, David Bersolia. Guam officials indicated during their meeting that they intend to fill their positions with Filipinos and will not hire anybody else. He was also able to discuss the job situation in Guam with DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III’s counterpart.
To quote from Peña;
“Sa katunayan, minamadali na po tayo ng Guam na ma-deploy lahat. Talagang gustong-gusto po nila ang Pilipino dahil very hardworking at maparaan ang Pilipino kumpara sa ibang lahi,”
“Ayon po sa meeting ko with the Guam Department of Labor headed by David Bersolia…Ang peak po ng hiring ay sa 2023, 6,500 po na Filipino workers ang kailangan po nila,”
“Ang gusto nga po nila, yung 11,500 workers na demand nila sa Guam, gusto po nila lahat Pilipino. Hindi na po sila kukuha ng ibang lahi,”
When asked what kind of employment is in demand in Guam, Peña responded that the construction business industry had the most opportunities. She also said that there are a few vacancies for journalists and accountants, but they are limited.
Here are the following Jobs opportunities needed in Guam;
- Heating, Ventilation and Air-conditioning (HVAC)
- Refrigeration mechanics
- Constrution equimoent mechanics
- Plumbers and Pipe fitters
- Operating Engineers or Heavy Equipment Operators
- Reinforcing metal workers
- Structural steel workers
- Camp cook
- All types of Engineer
Peña advised the aspiring applicants to those who want to apply in Guam should keep studying and participate in skills training, particularly in the construction business. Aside from obtaining a US visa, obtaining licenses and possessing the necessary abilities can assist them in obtaining employment.
You may check the list of job vacancies in Guam on the POEA Official website.
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