Guam looking for Filipino workers for construction projects

  • Guam is hiring skilled and semi-skilled overseas Filipino workers (OFWs)
  • Aside from the construction sector, they are also looking for workers to be hired in maintenance job categories
  • Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III confirmed the job requests and said the agency is doing a thorough background check to make sure employers have a good track record and favorable standards in managing foreign workers

The American territory of Guam is looking for Filipino workers for its various construction projects.

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The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) announced that its Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Los Angeles has received increasing requests from accredited employers in Guam for job order and employment contract verification.

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said employers in Guam’s construction service sector are ready to hire skilled and semi-skilled overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).

Aside from the construction sector, David Dell’Solla, Guam’s Department of Labor Director, also shared their intention to hire more skilled Filipino workers for maintenance job categories.

Guam’s labor department emphasized that OFWs would be hired under the H2 visa.

Guam employers in need of Filipino workers are some of the following companies: 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.

The Architectural Painting Services, LLC is also looking at employing 50 painters with Venture Management Systems International Corporation as its Philippine counterpart recruitment agency.

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“The Office of the Labor Attaché in LA has opened all communication lines to interview foreign principals for the documentary requirements to determine their veracity,” the agency said.

The DOLE also confirmed that a thorough background check is being done to determine the track record and favorable standards of employers in managing foreign workers.