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Hawaiian Company Eyes American Samoa’s Manu’a

A Hawaiian company is eyeing the outer islands of Manu’a in American Samoa for its first tele-medicine network.

The Native Hawaiian Holdings Company has already been awarded a 4.9 million US dollar contract to train American Samoans for jobs in the tele-medicine industry and other technology related opportunities.

Mixed Reactions Over New American Samoa Hospital Fee Increase

Mixed Reactions Over New Am. Samoa Hospital Fee Increases
Even with higher rates, service at LBJ reportedly slow

By Joyetter Feagaimaalii-Luamanu

American Samoa Shipyard Authority Plans Joint Venture with Off Island Company

The American Samoa Shipyard Services Authority is planning to go into a joint venture with an off island company once the shipyard at Satala has been fully restored to a professional standard.

30 American Samoans Arrive On Guam to Learn Construction Skills So They Can Rebuild Their Home

Guam- Thanks to a public private partnership between the governments of Guam and American Samoa, the Ukudu Workforce Village and the Center for Micronesian Empowerment (CME), around 30 American Samoan workers are here on island to learn construction skills...

NEG Participants Find Valuable Job Experience in the Program

Three American Samoa National Emergency Grant (NEG) participants, who were paid interns at the American Samoa Power Authority and the Governor’s Office, were very pleased to be given the chance to work, even though it was only for a certain period of time...

NEG Disaster Grant Kicks Into Gear

Some 120 temporary workers have been recruited so far from about 2,000 applications the Department of Human Resources (DHR) received for possible temporary employment under the $24.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor for recovery efforts...

NEG Comes to an End, Extended for Workforce Investment Type Activities

The more than 60 worksites for the federally funded National Emergency Grant (NEG) officially closed late last month and final performance reports have been turned in, according to the Governor’s Authorized Representative (GAR) Evelyn Vaitautolu Langford.

The NEG grant of $24 million was awarded to American Samoa in October 2009 to assist with temporary employment assistance thru disaster recovery, cleanup and humanitarian restoration jobs. ...

Culinary School Awarded Contract to Train Local Workforce

A culinary school based in American Samoa has been awarded a half a million dollar contract to provide a culinary training school, which is a project that the government hopes will ready local workforce for the hospitality industry.

GAR Credited for Post Disaster Economic Recovery Innovations in American Samoa

American Samoa's post tsunami disaster economic recovery strategies, developed under the leadership of ASG Government Authorized Representative (GAR) and Human Resource director Vaitautolu Evelyn Langford, have captured the attention of several development organizations for their innovative approach to island development and their sensitivity to island culture - they have been featured in economic development forums from L.A. to Washington DC to Juneau, Alaska.


American Samoa Culinary Academy Graduates Twenty-Eight in Historic First Class

Twenty-eight students yesterday received their Certificate in culinary arts during the American Samoa Culinary Academy graduation ceremony for the first ever culinary school in the territory, a project that the American Samoa Government hopes will ready local workforce for the hospitality industry.

Human Resources director Evelyn Vaitautolu Langford had told Samoa News that among the training programs the government was looking at for the American Samoa National Emergency Grant (ASG-NEG) was a cook's training school to be set up here.


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