Twenty-four participants under the Guam Department of Labor’s National Dislocated Worker Grant (NDWG) program will join the island’s growing workforce after being hired by various private businesses and public agencies.
The 24 were among 171 participants that were temporarily hired to assist with cleanup and recovery efforts after Typhoon Dolphin. The program is funded through the National Dislocated Worker Grant, with the U.S. Department of Labor awarding GDOL with $2.7 million in July 2015.
“These success stories are a testament of our island’s growing employment numbers,” Governor Calvo said. “I look forward to the many more success stories that will come out of this beneficial program.”
Through the program, participants were assigned to various administrative and labor support positions throughout the island. Many of the participants’ supervisors recognized their skills and decided to hire them as regular employees. Other participants in the program also sought and secured employment elsewhere during their time with the program.
“I’m very pleased that many of our program participants are able to demonstrate their employability, earn wages, and successfully get jobs,” Dr. Sam Mabini, acting Guam DOL Director, said.
For more information, contact the American Job Center at the Guam Department of Labor at 300-4600 or visit www.hireguam.com.