Guam Department of Labor Update
The Guam Department of Labor (DOL) is working to submit an application for the Disaster
Dislocated Worker grant in an effort to maximize Guam’s eligibility for federal assistance to
receive COVID-19 related unemployment benefits. The federally funded grant, if awarded, could
potentially provide eligible participants with both disaster relief employment and employment
and training activities.
In an effort to get the needed information to identify those in the community that have been
impacted, the community is advised if they receive any calls from employees or employers for
Disaster Unemployment Assistance, to send the following information to DOL via email at
For individual employees:
- Name of employer that issued the furlough or layoff
For business owners or managers
- Employer name and location
- Number of employees laid off or are anticipated to be laid off
- Anticipated date and length of layoffs (e.g. 1 to 2 weeks, 3 to 4 weeks, or unknown at this time)
- Number of employees with reduced work hours or anticipated number of employees with reduced work hours
- When hours were reduced or anticipated date to implement reduced hours
- Specifics on reduced work week imposed (e.g. reduce to 32 hours per week, 20 hours per week, 10 hours per week, or unknown at this time)
- Duration of reduced hours (e.g. 1 to 2 weeks, 3 to 4 weeks, or unknown at this time)
For media inquiries, contact the Joint Information Center at (671) 478-0208/09/10 Monday
through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Please keep the Joint Information Center on your radar for the most factual and up to date information about our community and government operations as we get through this pandemic together.