4 Apr 2019

Guam secures exemption for hundreds of Philippine workers

2:09 pm on 4 April 2019

Guam has agreed to let in more than 350 workers from the Philippines, easing concerns of a labour shortage after a US-imposed ban.

Imperial Pacific International - CNMI

Photo: Mark Rabago

On Monday, the Guam governor's office said it had approved H-2B visas for 355 workers for projects on the island.

In January, the US placed a one-year ban on H-2B workers from the Philippines over human trafficking concerns.

The Guam Daily Post reported three contractors were able to secure exemptions because their projects were related to a military build-up.

Governor Lou Leon Guerrero said other contractors should petition for H-2B workers.

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