“I’m going to try and spread the wealth. … Not everybody’s going to open up in September, October, November.”

David Dell’Isola, director of the Guam Department of Labor. He was the speaker at the Guam Chamber of Commerce membership luncheon on June 30 at the Hilton Guam Resort & Spa. Del’Isola was talking about the Bisnes Para I Taotao program, which will be locally funded from October and will pay employers $9.25 per hour for newly hired employees, potentially plus FICA and taxes. Dell’Isola said he would like to see the program continue for nine months.

Applications will be jointly done with the Guam Economic Development Authority’s upcoming small business grant of up to $50,000, he said.

The event was the first in-person membership meeting for the chamber.