Agriculture jobs on the rise with local produce demand

Agriculture jobs on the rise with local produce demand

BY JULIAN L. NORTH

Journal Staff

 

Since 2013, no industry on Guam has seen a larger increase in the number of registered employees than the agricultural industry. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the agricultural workforce of 270 has increased by 63% since 2013, when it numbered 140.

“You can definitely see that there has been an increase in the number of entrepreneurs in the food industry,” said Melanie R. Mendiola, project director of Farm to Table Guam Corp., which conducts business and educational . . .

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