Seafood processing industry now recruiting Alaskans for 2021 salmon season
April 21, 2021
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaskans looking for spring and summer employment have ample opportunity to find work in the seafood processing industry. Seafood processing employers are now recruiting for more than 1,800 full-time, temporary seafood workers for the 2021 salmon season and other fishery seasons.
Many employers offer transportation and room and board for those who successfully complete their work contract. Jobs begin as early as mid-April and last three to six months. Alaskans seeking to work in the seafood processing industry can consider openings in more than 15 Alaska locations, whether shore-based, on board floating processors, or at-sea processing ships.
The seafood processing industry works in partnership with the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development to provide Alaskans the opportunity to earn significant income. The industry is a great opportunity for Alaskans who enjoy physical work and want to establish a work history with the opportunity to move up the career ladder into skilled careers.
"The seasonal seafood processing workforce is among the largest, most lucrative industries in Alaska," said Commissioner Dr. Tamika L. Ledbetter. "Alaska’s salmon harvest for 2021 is projected by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to be larger than in 2020, which could be good news for seasonal processing workers hoping to earn money quickly. We focus on recruiting Alaskans first, and we appreciate that many employers make efforts to recruit Alaskans who depend on this seasonal income to support their families and local economies, especially where unemployment rates are high."
Learn more about working in the Alaska seafood processing industry here:
- View seafood processing recruitment fliers at: jobs.alaska.gov/jobfairs
- View and apply for seafood-processor jobs on AlaskaJobs at: jobs.alaska.gov
- Connect with the Anchorage Seafood Employment Office at the Midtown Job Center for assistance by calling (800) 473-0688 or email: email@example.com.