Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Labor agency prepared for possible buildup delay

Labor agency prepared for possible buildup delay

Posted: Feb 01, 2010 4:18 PM
Updated: Feb 01, 2010 4:18 PM

by Janjeera Hail

Guam - Department of Labor Director Maria Connelly is not surprised by Governor Felix Camacho's request to extend the completion date for the relocation of U.S. Marines from Okinawa to Guam. Either way, she says the agency will be prepared.

Connelly says DOL has been fostering relationships with federal officials as well as working with Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Immigration Services Office and setting up training workshops for local contractors who bring in H2b workers with administrators and experts.

"What that means to us is the work is still there, but it is planned out. Not having to complete all those by 2014, but at least further out, later on," she said.

Connelly stresses that it is important that contractors succeed. Individuals interested in information about training and workshops should check the department's website for further information.

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