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Fish processors struggle to find enough workers

 

December 14, 2017



KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — Kodiak’s seafood processors are facing staff shortages as older employees reach retirement age and a younger generation is showing little interest in joining the workforce.

James Turner, plant manager at Ocean Beauty Seafoods, said that over the salmon season, they were roughly 100

employees short. The processor usually requires about 350-360 workers, but this summer

they were down to roughly 230-240.

Though this didn’t inhibit the amount of fish that Ocean Beauty processed, it did affect the ways in which the fish was processed. According to Turner, the firm p...



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