A balancing act

Bill No. 250-34, approved by the Guam Legislature on May 1, increased the annual cost of a non-immigrant temporary worker by almost 100% — from $1,091 to $2,091. The intent of this bill is for 30% of funds collected to aid in the employment situation on Guam with the Department of Labor; and 70% of funds collected to be allocated to the Apprenticeship Training Program at the Guam Community College. But two questions arise as a result — will this drive up the cost of construction projects moving forward and are customers ready to pay . . .

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