The Guam Department of Labor expects to start hiring people for COVID-19 recovery efforts soon.
GDOL was awarded a $1.5 million grant in mid-April which will be used to hire around 200 residents.
The Dislocated Worker Grant will center around jobs related to COVID-recovery efforts such as clean-ups, airport and quarantine facility support, and screenings.
GDOL Director Dave Dell’Isola says they’re using existing employer information in the Hire Guam system to reach out to affected employees.
“And remember, those are people that have been unemployed because of the COVID. And they’ll be used to help with recovery so they could be hired and put into different places. We’re currently identifying the places and the need and where they’re going to be and the type of people we need for those jobs. Then, they’ll be hired and put to work,” Dell’Isola said.
Dell’Isola says if you are unemployed because of COVID-19 and want to be considered for these positions, you can submit your resume at the American Job Center.
This is the first phase of funding and Dell’Isola hopes a second phase, will allow GDOL to run a training program, for unemployed workers to gain new skills.