Imperial Pacific International has hired nearly 600 foreign construction workers to help with the construction of the Garapan casino-resort facility, local media reports.
The workers, who are from the Philippines, have arrived on H-2B visas. They are in addition to over 1,000 workers from Guam.
“Construction progress on the casino-hotel project is much better than it was during the last half of last year with substantially larger numbers of construction workers,” said IPI.
Earlier this month, IPI said it is likely going to be missing its August 2018 deadline, with labor issues being one of the main reasons for the delay.
The company is currently in the process of applying for an extension to December.
IPI also said it is considering adding night shifts for its construction workers in order to complete the Imperial Pacific Resort as soon as possible.