Guam looking for Filipino workers for construction projects
MANILA, Philippines—The American territory of Guam has sent out job requests for Filipino workers to man its construction projects.
According to the Department of Labor and Employment, its Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Los Angeles received increasing requests from accredited employers under the construction sector in Guam for job order and employment contract verification.
Assistant Labor Attaché Armi Peña of POLO LA relayed a labor market report to Secretary Silvestre Bello III wherein it said that employers in the construction service sector have opened their projects to skilled and semi-skilled Filipino workers.
David Dell’Solla, Guam’s Department of Labor Director, reached out to POLO LA to relay the intent of several Guam contractors to hire more skilled Filipino workers for the construction and maintenance job categories.
Dell’Solla said that the American territory is looking to employ Filipino nationals with H2 visas.
Employers in need of Filipino workers are Northern Construction (27 job orders), 5M Construction Corporation (24 job orders comprised of 11 carpenters, 12 cement masons, one heavy equipment operator), and BME and Sons, Inc. (10 job orders for carpenters), with Global Manpower as their Philippine Recruitment Agency.
POLA LA also confirmed that Northern Construction, which has seven Master Employment Contracts, is in need of three heavy equipment operators, three HVAC and refrigerator mechanics, eight carpenters, nine cement masons, two metal sheet workers, one mechanical engineer, and one civil engineer.
The LA-based office said that requests for accreditation for new employers also arrived with Architectural Painting Services, LLC, willing to employ 50 painters with Venture Management Systems International Corporation as its Philippine counterpart recruitment agency (PRA).
Contrack Watts Inc. also intends to employ five reinforcing metal workers, four heavy equipment operators, and four pipe fitters with Global Manpower as its PRA.
POLO has undertaken a thorough background check to determine the track record and favorable standards for managing the employment of foreign workers of the applicants.
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