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STARKIST SAMOA

StarKist Samoa cannery
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “Continued reliance on a single industry and significant pension liabilities remain fiscal risks in American Samoa,” so declared the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) in its US Territories Public Debt Outlook — 2021 Update, released yesterday to the US Congress...
Two woman who work for StarKist Samoa
O le pulega a le StarKist Samoa ua mana’omia lava ona I ai se isi tala fou mai le se latou fa’aiuga i suiga mo le aufaigaluega. [ata: Leua Aiono Frost]  
StarKist employees at gate
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Workers at American Samoan tuna cannery StarKist are bracing for a one shift per day operation for the rest of the month. There are normally two shifts per day, but there's been a shortage of fish and employees to process them. Workers have vented on social media...
30 Starkist employees who were honored
Thirty StarKist Samoa employees were honored on June 4 for attaining 5, 10, 15, 20 and 30 years of service to the cannery in the months of March and April 2021. They are pictured here with some of the StarKist management, led by Plant Director Jason Kim (front row, from left) following a...
Fiafia Sunia
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — During a meeting last week Thursday with StarKist Samoa executives, Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga gave his approval for the Guest Worker Permit program, as an option, when needed, to help the cannery recruit more workers from Samoa, according to the Governor’s...
StarKist employees at gate
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — StarKist Samoa has reconfirmed that “normal production” will resume Monday, May 17th. The cannery shut down production this week due to fish shortages. In a notice to employees, StarKist Samoa said that Fish Room Night Shift/Quality Assurance, is asked to please report...
Starkist employees being vaccinated for COVID-19
This photo provided by the Department of Homeland Security shows some of StarKist Samoa’s employees during a COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Apr. 13th at the plant. According to the COVID Task Force information, 324 workers were vaccinated, a majority of them for their first shot.  [photo: ASG]
Crew members of StarKist Samoa’s Sanitation Department pose for a photo
Crew members of StarKist Samoa’s Sanitation Department pose for a photo this past week after finishing their overnight shift. The cannery is facing a manpower employment shortage and is working to recruit more workers, such as fish cleaners. Many of the public are pointing to stimulus checks and...
Man walking by StarKist Samoa canning plant
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — StarKist Samoa has launched a new advertising campaign to attract workers, such as fish cleaners, as the cannery is dealing with an employment shortage, which the company says is “impacting our ability to keep up with global demand” and that StarKist Samoa “has been...
StarKist employees decorating for Christmas
CHRISTMAS IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER — One of the departments at StarKist Samoa puts up Christmas decorations across the cannery in Satala. This year StarKist Samoa has an Adopt a Corner program — that aims to have departments take ownership of their areas. Each department is to clean and decorate...

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