News Release


DATE: August 23, 1999 CONTACT: Laurie Fuglvog
NO: 00-08 PHONE: (907) 465-5955

Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development
Issues Call for Temporary Seafood Workers

The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development announces a call for temporary seafood workers to process salmon. The following cities need large numbers of seafood workers for the next 2 to 3 weeks in Southeast Alaska and for the next 3 to 5 weeks in Valdez and Yakutat areas (Note: some companies provide transportation to work sites dependent upon completion of the work contract):

Yakutat 80 immediate openings
Petersburg 40 immediate openings
Sitka 60 immediate openings
Valdez 40 immediate openings
Kodiak 60 immediate openings

There are three ways to find information on seafood processing jobs:

1. Go to your nearest Alaska Job Center, or call (907) 465-8900.
2. Call Laurie Fuglvog toll-free in the Alaska Department of Labor Seafood Employment Unit at 1-800-473-0688; have a pen and paper ready.
3. Go to the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development's "Seafood Jobs In Alaska" Internet page through: and click on "Seafood Jobs" in the top left corner.

The Anchorage Job Center, located at 3301 Eagle Street, has Seafood Job Orientations at 9:00 a.m. daily, Monday through Friday. Interested workers should go directly to the orientation or call the Anchorage Seafood Hotline at (907)269-4770, extension 7, for daily-recorded updates.

Seafood Processing Companies throughout all of the Southeast Alaska, Prince William Sound, and Kodiak areas are currently working at full-capacity, to keep up with this year's extremely good pink salmon runs, now at their peak. Community Seafood Employment Coordinators in Alaska Job Centers are ready to call in, screen, and dispatch local and rural Alaskans for temporary jobs processing pink salmon.


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