Calvo discusses 4% unemployment, new opportunities with U.S. DOL
Written by Press Release on October 3, 2018
October 3, 2018
Hagåtña — Governor Eddie Calvo met with U.S. Department of Labor Region VI leadership to discuss opportunities and challenges with Guam’s labor market.
“Job opportunities and a growing labor need is a great position to be in — Guam is poised to see a marked increase in economic growth and prosperity,” Governor Calvo stated.
Governor Calvo and Guam DOL Director Sam Mabini relayed to federal officials in San Francisco that greater support from the federal level can help bolster apprenticeship and other programs that focus on providing opportunities to Guamanians — building a greater pool of local skilled laborers and reducing the need for foreign labor help.
Lt. Governor Ray Tenorio has supported this effort by finding grants that provide for the education and certification opportunities for young Guamanians. “Since Governor Calvo and I took office in 2011, unemployment has dropped dramatically from 13% to 4% today,” Lt. Governor Ray Tenorio noted. “With more opportunities like this, we can increase employment, reduce unemployment and with it our need for foreign labor help.”