JUNEAU (AP) -- Seafood processing companies in Sitka say they'll need at least 125 additional workers by July 1.
''The Sitka Job Center needs many seafood processors to work during salmon season this year,'' said Bonnie Richards, manager of the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development's Sitka Job Center.
''There are plenty of seafood jobs waiting in Sitka, and we are encouraging residents from Southeast Alaska's rural communities to apply,'' Richards said in a prepared statement.
One of the seafood companies can house up to 45 more workers than a year ago, state officials said. People who apply early have the best chance of obtaining housing, officials said.
Transportation, room and board and bonuses may apply for those who work the entire season and complete their contract, officials said.
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