22 Jan 2019

Filipino worker ban sparks fears of labour shortage in Guam

2:49 pm on 22 January 2019

The US government's decision to ban Filipino workers from its temporary work visa programme for a year has sparked concerns about a labour shortage in Guam.

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The Homeland Security Department said the ban was because of the high numbers of overstayers and trafficking victims from the Philippines.

But The Pacific Daily News reported Filipinos are the main source of temporary labour for the construction industry on Guam, a US territory just east of the Philippines.