UOG economist to speak on minimum-wage impacts

JONES: Roseanne Jones, a University of Guam economics professor, testifies before the Guam Legislature. Jones will present "Another Look at Minimum Wage – Current, Past, and Future" during a seminar May 22 at the Hyatt Regency Guam. Post file photo

The University of Guam Regional Center for Public Policy will be hosting a research seminar on minimum wage impacts.

This will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 22 in the Hyatt Regency Guam main ballroom.

The featured speaker will be Roseann Jones, professor of economics at the University of Guam. Her presentation is titled "Another Look at Minimum Wage – Current, Past, and Future."

Jones will give the presentation as the minimum wage issue resurfaces in public discussions locally and throughout the nation.

This presentation will offer 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 UOG press release states.

Ten Guam senators introduced a bill Monday to raise Guam's minimum wage to $8.75 per hour by March 1, 2020, and to $9.25 by March 1, 2021.

A question-and-answer period will follow the presentation.

The cost to attend the seminar is $22. Refreshments will be provided.

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