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Old 11-21-2006, 08:13 AM
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my husband worked on processing boat before we were together and now we are together with 2 small children. we want to move to alaska but were wondering about fish processing land plants because it is to hard for him to be gone for months at a time. so if u could let me know if there are a lot of them and about how much they pay and overtime i would appreciate it thank u
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Old 11-28-2006, 04:01 PM
Location: Grand Rapids, MN
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I worked at a fish processing plant in Whittier about 10 years ago. The pay was around 7.00/hr plus time and a half overtime. Was OK money for a college student then, but obviously not anything you're going to get rich doing. We had nice perks though...we got to stay in actual apartments rather than tent cities like some places. They also gave us free soup and sandwiches on our shifts.

I've heard the more "far flung" plants pay more (i.e., Dutch or somewhere like that) but I don't know the details. I do know there's a website out there just for Alaska seafood jobs. Might be worth a google. Good luck.
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Old 11-28-2006, 06:55 PM
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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Places like Naknek offer food and housing. But you'd be gone the summer. Kenai has a few canneries but you'd be in tent city. Kodiak also has some but I have no idea of working/living conditions. I spent many hours working canneries when I was younger...but it's been years and I have no clue as to pay scale.
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