News Release


DATE: December 23, 1999 CONTACT: Laurie_Fuglvog
NO: 00-24 PHONE: (907) 465-5955

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

The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development is placing a call for Pollock A season and crab/Pacific cod seasonal workers to apply now. The seafood industry in Alaska has 250 to 300 immediate openings for Pollock A, snow crab, and gray cod processors primarily in the Dutch Harbor, St. Paul Island areas. These processing jobs begin mid-January and last through late March to early April.

Hundreds of career-minded seafood processing workers look forward to these seasonal mid-winter fisheries which traditionally offer more steady work for seafood processing workers. In many cases, room, board, and round trip transportation are provided upon completion of the contract; a great way to save money. Jobs are located both on land and on floating processors tied up in Dutch Harbor and St. Paul Island.

Jobs processing pollock and Pacific cod will also be needed in Kodiak and Seward starting in mid-January through March. Transportation, room and board benefits will vary in these locales.

There are three main ways to find information about these seafood processing jobs:

  1. Go in or call your nearest Alaska Job Center.

  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's "Seafood Jobs In Alaska" Internet page through: and click on "Seafood Jobs" in the left column. Then click on "Current Openings" to view seafood processing jobs by location.

The Anchorage Job Center, located at 3301 Eagle Street, is organizing the recruitment and movement of workers for the majority of the available seafood processing jobs, now mostly in the Dutch Harbor and Bering Sea areas. Seafood orientations are at 9:00 a.m., Monday through Friday except Alaska state holidays. Interested workers should go in directly to the Anchorage Seafood Unit in room 100 or call the Anchorage Seafood Hotline at (907)269-4770, extension seven (7), for updated seafood orientation schedules.

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