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Aug. 13-19 is Non-Resident Workers Week

GOVERNOR Ralph Torres and Lt. Gov. Victor Hocog on Friday acknowledged the continued importance of foreign workers in the economic development of the commonwealth by proclaiming Aug. 13 to 19, 2017 as Non-Resident Workers Week.

“Over the years of being partners, the business community, our investors and workers have seen significant shifts not just in government but also in economic growth and stability. Now we’re seeing growth again and everyone is benefiting in one way or another,” the governor said. “We have shared decades of supporting each other, and I would like to thank all of you for your contributions whether as business partners or workers. We look forward to maintaining this strong relationship with you.”

Gov. Ralph Torres and Lt. Gov. Victor Hocog pose with non-resident workers after the proclamation signing on Friday.  Photo by Cherrie Anne E. Villahermosa

In an interview, the governor said he wants the federal government to see that guest workers are important to the local economy.

“We want the U.S. to see that we are all one community…. In order for our economy to continue to grow, to continue the growth that we’re experiencing we must have workers. We have a very good working relationship with everyone, with the business community and the workers.”

Non-resident workers from the Philippines, Bangladesh, China, South Korea and Japan were present during the proclamation signing at the administration building.