Of note: Alaska is looking for 3,100 temps to help handle the salmon this summer. It's an interesting proposition (albeit, they're looking to hire Alaskan residents first): most employers offer transportation, and room and board benefits for those who successfully complete their contract. Granted, it's not likely they're going to fly you from Miami to Anchorage, but you might get a little something. You just have to like the smell of salmon. Lots and lots of salmon.
One piece we love about this is how they're preparing for it, public/ privately. Employers and government working towards a common goal. Lovely. Here's how the state is helping:
“The seafood processing seasonal workforce is among the largest in Alaska,” said Commissioner Dr. Tamika L. Ledbetter. “Unemployed Alaska residents can take advantage of this timely employment opportunity. We focus on recruiting Alaskans first. We encourage and appreciate employers who make efforts to recruit Alaskans who depend on this seasonal income to support their families and local economies, especially where unemployment rates are high.”
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