American Samoa seeking workers from Samoa

American Samoa's government has approved for entry 200 workers from neighboring Samoa recruited by the StarKist Samoa cannery.

The shortage of workers at the cannery since the start of the year, prompted StarKist Samoa to seek government permission to hire from Samoa, under the Guest Workers Permit law.

StarKist Samoa officials were in Apia more than a week ago to conduct recruitment and reports from Samoa indicates that were some 600 applicants.



Photo: Fili Sagapolutele  Caption: American Samoa's Lieutenant Governor Talauega Eleasalo Ale