5 Jul 2007

Study of American Samoa's workforce about to begin

7:51 am on 5 July 2007

The University of Hawai'i will conduct a study on the availability of a workforce in American Samoa to address the future needs of businesses such as call centres.

The team is being led by Papali'i Dr. Tusi Avegalio, the university's director of the Pacific Business Centre Programme, who is already in Pago Pago .

The survey, which is funded by a US$188,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Interior, is expected to begin next week.

One call centre wants 600 workers with plans to expand its operation by up to 2,000 employees.