Cannery in American Samoa Not Hiring Till Later 2013

Samoa Tuna Processors says its hiring for its new fish processing plant in American Samoa will not happen until the 3rd quarter of next year.

Alfonso Pete Galeai told the Senate Budget and Operations Committee they plan to hire more than 1,000 workers next year.

He was being questioned on projections in the new fiscal year budget for the American Samoa Government of increased tax revenues due to hiring at the canneries.

But Alfonso says the hiring will depend on market demand and when the renovations for the plant at Atu’u will be completed.

American Samoa Seeks More Pacific Tuna

American Samoa Seeks More Pacific Tuna
Cook Islands delivers first shipment for processing

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International, Sept. 9, 2012) – American Samoa’s Governor Togiola Tulafono is hopeful that other island countries will ship their tuna to be canned in the Territory as the Cook Islands has done.

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