2023 Press Releases
CNMI DOL to hold Job Fair on Sept. 15 - August 22, 2023
The CNMI Department of Labor has announced that it will be hosting a job fair at:
Crowne Plaza’s Hibiscus Hall on Friday, Sept. 15, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The highly anticipated in-person event will feature various employers from a wide range of industries from construction, manpower services, retail, hospitality services and more. The department’s theme for this year’s fair, “Let’s Keep the CNMI Working,” is a call to address the imminent “touchback” policy set to go into effect on Sept. 30, 2023. The “touchback” rule is surely going to affect the CNMI’s workforce, so the department continually strives to mitigate the impacts of this policy by conducting this Job Fair.
“We seek to provide the means to bolster the CNMI’s local workforce and economy at such a crucial moment.” Further information about the job fair can be found at http://www.marianaslabor.net/. The CNMI State Workforce Development Board and the DOL Workforce Investment Agency Division are Equal Opportunity Employers/providers. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.This event is 100% funded through the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Title 1 Grant, totaling $1,537,732.00 for program year 2021.
Read the Press Release HERE.
- CNMI Registered Apprenticeship Program across the Marianas - August 11, 2023
The CNMI Department of Labor would like to promote the CNMI Registered Apprenticeship Program across the Marianas by informing possible participants and future employers of how it works and why they should take advantage of these opportunities. Especially with the touchback looming in the not too distant future, taking advantage of a Registered Apprenticeship Program can help your business in the long term by investing in US and US eligible workers who don’t need visas to work in the CNMI.
- Labor Employment provides 2nd quarter job trends and data - August 4, 2023
The CNMI Department of Labor – Division of Employment Services is providing updates regarding job vacancy announcement (JVA) data trends. The division plans to issue ensuing reports on a quarterly and annual basis. For the second quarter of 2023 (April 1 st to June 30 st ), a total of 1,914 job vacancy announcements were posted on the Department’s website. Of those announcements, a grand total of 8,109 job openings were advertised during the three month period. A monthly breakdown of the data illustrates that the month of May had the highest number of openings at 3,635, followed by April at 2,566, then June at 1,908. The 2 nd quarter of 2023 had a 98% increase in job openings when compared to the previous quarter (1st quarter 2023) and a 32% increase when compared to the same quarter of last year (2 nd quarter of 2022). Historically, the 1 st and 2 nd quarters of each year yield the highest amount of job openings. For the second quarter of 2023, the top 10 occupational groups most sought after by employers were as follows:
Prospective job seekers must register with the Department prior to submitting an online job application. To register, go to www.marianaslabor.net, click on “Applicants”, “Register with the CNMI Department of Labor”, then complete all required fields. Allow 1-2 business days for the Division of Employment Services to complete your registration application. You may contact theDivision for online registration, resume-building, and/or job application assistance at (670) 664-3190 or simply walk in to our Capitol Hill office at building #1334. For further information regarding JVA data, visit www.marianaslabor.net. Hover over the “Divisions” drop-down selection menu and click on “Employment Services Division”, then scroll down to the “Reports” section where you will find the decennial 10-year report, annual reports, and the latest quarterly reports.