If you’re considering a summer job, now is the time to start looking. If you’re not sure where to start, you might consider the seafood industry.

On this week's Workforce Wednesday, KTVA 11's Daybreak discusses the opportunities available and how to find them.

The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development says the seafood processing industry employs more than 20,000 people each year, all over the state. And that doesn't include jobs on fishing boats.

In order to help candidates find open positions, the department hosts Seafood Orientation at the Anchorage Midtown Job Center. 

It opens at 9 a.m. Monday through Friday this summer.

The department says that most seafood processing jobs require candidates who:

  • Will work the full season
  • Are able to perform physical labor
  • Take pride in producing a quality seafood product
  • Enjoy working in remote and adventurous locations
  • Understand the value of safety

You need to attend the Seafood Orientation before applying for a seafood processing job through the job center.

For more information on openings and future recruitment events, visit jobs.Alaska.gov.

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