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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...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 30-year-old man accused of selling marijuana joints at the cannery last year has pled guilty.  Cops arrested Pelenato Sami on Oct. 22, 2020 after a female employee of the cannery informed police about a man selling drugs to several cannery employees in front of a...
 (L-R) Starkist HR/Safety Manager, Molly Schuster; DMWR Director Taotasi Archie Soliai; Attorney General Fainuulelei Falefatu Alailima Utu; StarKist Senior Manager Faafoi Palepua; Governor Lemanu; StarKist Plant Director Kim; Lt. Gov.  Talauega Eleasalo Ale Ale; Chief Immigration Officer Fagamalama Fualaau; Commerce Department director Petti Matila; and StarKist Environmental Associate Manager Edmund Kim.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An ASG delegation led by Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga met with StarKist’s  plant director last week to discuss cannery operations. No additional information was provided by either the Governor’s Office or StarKist corporate office on issues that were covered...
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...
StarKist plant in American Samoa
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Pittsburg-based StarKist Co., has confirmed that production at its StarKist Samoa Inc. facility in American Samoa will shut down all next week due to fish shortages, as the head count of the workforce remains low creating a ripple effect for cannery operations. Samoa...
Cans of Starkist tuna
Pittsburgh, PA — StarKist Co. announced on Tuesday that it has achieved a goal to source 100% of its tuna and salmon from sustainable sources.  All tuna and salmon procured by StarKist® are purchased from third-party suppliers that meet the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard for sustainable...
We have long known that whatever the state of the economy or the weather, the Open-Borders types argue that there is a need for more foreign workers. Flood or drought, boom or bust, we "need" more of them they say. Ten million or more Americans out work because of the virus? They argue we need more...
StarKist employees at gate
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — StarKist Samoa is hiring. Due to the critical need for workers and the impact it would have on the local economy if the head count is not improved, Governor Lemanu Peleti Mauga and StarKist Samoa Director Jason Kim issued the following joint statement on Tuesday: “...
Cans of Starkist tuna
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Federal regulators are amending StarKist Seafood Company's temporary permit to test market canned tuna, by adding three additional manufacturing locations — two in Thailand and one is the Solomon Islands. In a decision publicly released last Thursday, the US Food and...
Aerial view of StarKist Samoa plant
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — StarKist Co. has confirmed that StarKist Samoa’s annual end of the year holiday shutdown for 2020 will be two weeks and not three weeks, which is information that has been circulating in the community since last week. Families of some workers said that they are a bit...

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