24 Mar 2016

Alaskan firm lures American Samoa workers

9:15 am on 24 March 2016

Dozens of young people have turned out in American Samoa to hear about job opportunities at a salmon processing plant in Alaska.

Cannery, American Samoa

A cannery in American Samoa. Photo: Supplied

Silver Bay Seafoods is looking for 200 workers for its summer season.

Two company representatives have been in American Samoa on the recruitment drive which attracted 200 jobseekers.

Most of those who turned up at the job fair were young people, several of whom are currently working at the canneries.

Shelly Franklin of Silver Bay Seafoods said that others were laid off from some of the local companies.

Two years ago, the firm hired about three dozen workers from American Samoa.