Saipan – Demand for blue-collar workers, especially for construction and hotel staffing, are in high demand in the CNMI as the islands’ tourism industry is rebounding nicely following years of decline.
The Saipan Tribune reports that Island Construction and Island Manpower, for instance, is looking for more than 100 workers, specifically masons, carpenters, electricians, tile settlers, painters, and plumbers.
It also needs 10 for hotel housekeeping, 20 commercial cleaners, five house workers, four waiters, and four cooks.
Saint Trading Co. Inc., another manpower company, said they have been supplying workers to major hotels on Saipan and the demand is picking up once again.
The reopening of Coral Ocean Point, which is now undergoing renovation worth at least $4 million as part of an over $40-million planned total investments, is also a source of optimism.
Tourist arrivals to the CNMI reached 400,000 as of August this year, exceeding arrival levels last seen in 2006 when Japan Airlines was flying to the CNMI from the Japan market.