Seafood Processing Jobs in Alaska

The Alaska seafood processing industry provides jobs for more than 20,000 people each year, not including jobs on fishing vessels. Most companies look for seafood employees who:

  • Will work the full season or contract period
  • Enjoy physical work
  • Enjoy working as a team in a multicultural environment
  • Take pride in their work to make a quality seafood product
  • Work with others in remote, adventurous locations under invigorating conditions wearing
    rain gear and rubber boots
  • Recognize the value of following directions and safety rules

Alaska’s Seafood Industry has many opportunities for seasonal or full time work. Advancement into management or technical positions with good pay and benefits is possible.

Orientation to Seafood Processing (Video)

Watch our orientation video and read the information provided below. This information may help you prepare for a job in the Seafood Processing industry. (The video is 15 minutes long.)

Orientation to Seafood Processing from Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

What Seafood Processors in Alaska Need to Know

To learn more about how to find and prepare for a Seafood Processing job, job seekers should download and read this document: Preparing to Work as a Seafood Processor (PDF)