UOG to host seminar on minimum wage impacts

UOG to host seminar on minimum wage impacts

UOG to host seminar on minimum wage impacts


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 (671) 735-2501 or email rcpp@triton.uog.edu