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ASG liaison office in Guam firmed up

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Gov. Togiola Tulafono says the government of Guam has set aside an office in Guam to be staffed by a liaison officer from Pago Pago.

Guam is projecting that in the next five years it will need 20,000 to 30,000 additional workers, not just construction workers but entry level workers in a wide range of service industries as part of the military build- up there.

For several months now, American Samoa has been working on setting up an office in Guam to assist with the recruitment of workers from Pago Pago.

Speaking on his weekend radio program, Togiola said he has received confirmation that the government of Guam has set aside an office for American Samoa at the Guam Department of Labor and this office will assist Pago Pago residents with jobs in the military build up and other industries.

Togiola says these jobs in Guam are good paying jobs for several years, but individuals taking up these jobs need to undergo specialized training in areas such as plumbing and carpentry.

The American Samoa office in Guam will oversee all workers from Pago Pago as well as help recruit more workers needed by Guam.

Togiola said the office will also be a contact point for not only his government but for families of workers dispatched to Guam. Togiola thanked Guam Gov. Eddie B. Calvo for his help.



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