Panelists discuss minimum wage

DISCUSSION: The Guam Women's Chamber of Guam held a discussion on minimum wage on Thursday morning. President Jayne Flores said the intent was to provide information on the impact of increasing the minimum wage on Guam. Panelists included Joe Bradley, chief economist and senior vice president of Bank of Guam; Cait Denight Gayle, executive director of The Employers Council; Gary Hiles, chief economist at the Guam Department of Labor; Charlotte Huntsman, president of Society for Human Resource Management Guam Chapter; James Martinez, president of the Guam Contractors Association; and Mary Rhodes, president of the Guam Hotel and Restaurant Association. Panelists discussed the issue of salary compression and the ability for businesses – particularly small businesses – to absorb the additional personnel costs. Photo courtesy of Guam Women's Chamber of Commerce