24 Jan 2017

Hope report to US Congress will help ease CNMI worker shortage

From , 4:03 pm on 24 January 2017

There's hope a report that's gone to the US Congress could help ease a shortage of foreign workers in the Northern Marianas.

The report comes after consultation by US special representative Esther Kia'aina  and Northern Marianas Governor Ralph Torres.

Correspondent Mark Rabago says a bill increasing the cap for the CW worker transition program was blocked in the US Senate late last year but has been filed again.

He told Jo O'Brien the new report makes similar proposals

Saipan, CNMI

Saipan, CNMI Photo: Supplied