Ads by Google Ads by Google

worker shortage

Lt. Gov. Talauega Eleasalo V. Ale
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — More than six weeks later, StarKist Samoa is still operating only one shift per day, as the territory’s largest private employer has slowly hired additional workers, including those who were laid off for “bad marks” for not showing up to work during the time when...
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 — StarKist Samoa employees are very concerned by the latest announcement by the cannery that about 400 employees will be laid off from work staring this week. Cannery management, however, says if you’ve continued to work regularly, you won’t be affected. Samoa News has...
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 —  U.S based StarKist Co., has confirmed that its StarKist Samoa cannery in American Samoa has scheduled one-production shift per day, for two weeks, as the company continues with the ongoing challenges of securing workers. Samoa News had received word from StarKist Samoa...
People lined up in front of Lee Auditorium
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Gov. H. Rex. Lee Auditorium was packed with people waiting to receive their stimulus checks yesterday. The distribution location was for people who did not list a post office box on their tax returns, or did not sign up for direct deposit. A COVID-19 vaccination shot...