November 22, 2005
Job applicants should pre-apply in advance at any of the 24 statewide Alaska Job Center locations. Applications can also be found online at www.jobs.state.ak.us. (Click on "Seafood Jobs.") Applicants must also be available for in-person interviews at the Anchorage Job Center Midtown, 3301 Eagle St. Recruiting interviews are scheduled to begin Nov. 28 and continue through Dec. 9. Specific interview dates for different companies and locations are listed below. Successful applicants must pass a preemployment physical, drug screening and criminal background check for some jobs.
"Experienced seafood workers
who live in any of the six Community Development Quota areas
The majority of processing jobs involve the value-added preparation of fresh seafood, including filleting, canning and freezing. Job locations include both shore-based plants and on board large atsea processing ships. Typical starting pay for onshore workers is $7.15 an hour plus overtime. There are also room and board and travel incentives. Companies generally provide room and board and transportation to the location. Return transportation is provided once workers complete the season. At-sea processing jobs are among the highest paid for seafood workers. Pay is by percentage of catch or by case rate based upon the market value of the product being produced, with a guarantee of at least minimum wage.
Workers must be age 18 for
many companies and locations where workers are housed in
The in-person interview schedule is as follows:
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