30 Jun 2006

American Samoa cannery recruits first of 300 new workers

11:20 am on 30 June 2006

American Samoa's Star Kist Samoa General Manager Brett Butler is pleased with the results of their heavy recruitment drive over the last few months.

The cannery is close to filling 200 fish cleaner slots which it has been trying since January to fill.

Mr Butler says they have hired 170 so far.

He says the recruitment drive is continuing and they are aiming to fill a full quota of 300 new employees.

Mr Butler says more people seem to be looking for work after the graduation season.

The cannery is not scheduling any further shutdowns in the next few months.

Star Kist does not share the high inventory problem that has forced Samoa Packing to close Mondays for the whole month of June.