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SCS, other businesses in ‘wait-and-see’ mode

LIKE other businesses on island, Saipan Computer Services is in a “wait-and-see” mode regarding its workforce, SCS general manager Jerry Tiu said.

Jerry Tiu

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has yet to announce the new regulations for the CW-1 program, but many businesses believe that they will impose more restrictions.

Tiu said they are “exploring every avenue” to ensure that SCS has the workforce it needs to continue providing services to the community.

He said SCS has more than 30 percent U.S.  workers as required by the CNMI Department of Labor.

Aside from immigration issues, SCS is also facing logistics problems, he added.

Tiu said the location of Saipan is a challenge when bringing in supplies — especially after a natural calamity.

He said they must always have the latest products because many of their customers prefer the latest technology in computer business.

“It takes a lot planning on our part so we can ensure that our customers get what they need,” he added.

Tiu said their personnel also undergo training to upgrade their skills in servicing computers and other technology-related products.

Despite the island’s remote location, Tiu said “we do not lag behind” in terms of computer technology.

He added that SCS, which was established in 1986, is “happy with what we are” and will continue to serve the community.