13 May 2010

Star Kist expected to make major announcement in American Samoa

11:35 am on 13 May 2010

The only cannery in American Samoa, Star Kist Samoa, is set to make a major announcement about its future tomorrow.

Star Kist's President, Don Binotto, who is visiting the territory, is reportedly making the announcement at a function scheduled at the Tradewinds Hotel.

Our correspondent says it's understands that the cannery will be announcing a drastic reduction in workforce as it moves to a loining operation.

Star Kist currently employs about 1,700 workers.