The administration of Gov. Eloy S. Inos has listed more than 800 job vacancies in the CNMI covering major industries in the first quarter of this year.
Citing a report from the Department of Labor for the period from Jan. 1 to March 31, the government said 458 jobs were classified as “new” vacancies, 307 were classified as “renewals,” 36 were classified as “replacements,” 23 were “transfers,” and two jobs were classified as “temporary” for a total of 826 job openings.
The top 10 occupations with job openings include: food preparation and serving related occupations (112); construction and extraction (86); sales and related occupations (76); installation, maintenance, and repair (69); business and financial operations (65 openings); personal care and service (60); building and grounds cleaning and maintenance (59); management (53); office and administrative support (42); and healthcare practitioners and technical occupations (34).
The bottom 10 occupations with openings include: architecture and engineering (32); transportation and material moving (28); computer and mathematical (14); protective service occupations (13); healthcare support (12); production (10); education, training, and library (9); farming, fishing, and forestry (6); life, physical, and social science (5); and legal (1).
These numbers indicate that job growth in the CNMI is moving forward, along with adequate and able-bodied applicants to fill those positions, the report said.
For this reporting period, there were 74 individuals hired or 9 percent of the total jobs posted by employers, 55 percent were new jobs posted, whereas 37 percent of the jobs posted were for renewals of CW visas.
For the same quarter, 37 businesses were visited by the CNMI DOL Enforcement (Saipan) Division consisting of 523 total workforce, where 51 percent consists of foreign national workers, while 44 percent are status-qualified citizens, and 5 percent are part-time workers.
DOL continues to encourage those unemployed and looking for work to register at www.marianaslabor.net and to update (if already registered) their information online or visit the Employment Services Division for further assistance.