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Hundreds of Philippine workers approved for Guam visas

April 01, 2019 - 9:24 PM

HAGATNA, Guam - More than 350 Philippine workers have been approved by the government of Guam to work at projects on the island.

The Pacific Daily News reported Monday that petitions for 355 workers received approval despite the recent removal of the Philippines from the list of countries approved by the U.S. government for new H-2B visas.

The governor's office says four contractor firms were approved for Philippine workers including Core Tech, Nan Inc., J Corp., and Northern Construction.

Officials say Core Tech was allowed to apply for a second project using 258 current H-2B workers, while the other contractors were approved to bring workers from the Philippines.

Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero says contractors should be able to petition for H-2B workers if they are unable to source skilled workers on Guam.

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