According to experts, there are no domestic workers willing to work in seafood processing in Alaska. Even in bonanza times, it has always been difficult to find serious workers. Usually, people find arduous to work seven days per week under unusual labor conditions.
Unsurprisingly, companies such as Peter Pan Seafoods, Ekuk Fisheries, Trident Seafoods, UniSea and Silver Bay have increased their Social Media activity lately. Most of their posts are now dedicated to job offers and conditions packages. It is predicted wages for those wanted workers will be higher than ever before.
It is assumed processors will spend more effort and money looking for the perfect worker. In addition to this, constant threat of labor shortages will likely cause an impact in their ability to supply fish.