Marianas Variety

Last updateThu, 18 Jul 2019 12am







    Tuesday, July 16, 2019-6:15:33A.M.






Font Size


Saipan mayor’s office to hire 40 more community workers

SAIPAN Mayor David M. Apatang said 40 additional community workers will be hired for eight months to help with the village cleanup and recovery activities.

Recently the U.S. Department of Defense announced the completion of its disaster support mission to the CNMI, involving over 800 service men and women.

“There is still work to be done,” the mayor said, “so we will be hiring 40 people to continue the curbside debris-removal in the villages.”

Apatang said funding for the temporary hiring of new personnel will come from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

“That is a tremendous help for us,” he added as he expressed appreciation for the individuals who helped secure federal assistance.

 He said  30 community workers from the Workforce Investment Agency-CNM Department of Labor are currently working alongside  with the personnel of the mayor’s office.

The  deadline for the debris-removal is on Feb. 24.

The Department of Public Works, the Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality, and the Division of Parks and Recreation will work with the mayor’s office in completing the jobs, the mayor said.

 “We are all going to concentrate on one village at a time, so we can clean up everything once and for all,” Apatang said.