UOG to host seminar on minimum wage impacts

UOG to host seminar on minimum wage impacts

UOG to host seminar on minimum wage impacts


5/14/2019

The University of Guam's Regional Center for Public Policy will be hosting a research seminar on the topic of minimum wage impacts. The featured speaker will be Dr. Roseann Jones, professor of economics at the University of Guam with a presentation titled “Another Look at Minimum Wage –– Current, Past, and Future.”

Minimum wage is making headlines again — this time with a bit of good news about jobs, the economy, and wages. The average wage of lower income workers in the United States has increased by 6% with a forecast that job stability will continue in the near term. Guam is also taking another look at minimum wage, with senators introducing a bill on May 13 to raise Guam’s minimum wage to $8.75 per hour by March 1, 2020, and to $9.25 by March 1, 2021.

This presentation offers a look at the national discussion, a reflection on Guam’s minimum wage at $8.25, and the outlook for minimum wage at $9.25. A question-and-answer period will follow the presentation.

Time: Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Date: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Location: Hyatt Regency Guam, Main Ballroom

Cost of Attendance: $22

Refreshments to be provided.

To RSVP for the presentation or for any other inquiries, please contact Mr. Jesse Quenga at 735-2501 or email rcpp@triton.uog.edu