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Seafood recruitment and hiring

Looking to hire deckhands from Alaska for commercial fishing?

The Seafood Employment Office at the Anchorage Job Center Midtown can help! Call (800) 473-0688 or (907) 269-4746. Click on the poster icon to the left.

Job fairs and recruitment events

Employers in cities around Alaska will often host recruitment events to meet staffing needs. These events may be held specifically for one employer or for multiple employers in varying industries. To see when and where they take place, visit our Job Fairs webpage.


To view job advertisement options, employers should visit the Alaska Job Center Network’s Business/Employer Connection website or call (877) 724-2539 to speak to a representative. If you would like to contact employers or other seafood related businesses, visit our Seafood Employers page.

When applying for seafood processing jobs

When you do apply for seafood processing jobs be sure to bring bring identification that meets
I-9 employment eligibility
requirements. If you apply directly, often a company will ask you to fax the documentation. If you are not a U.S. citizen, you must provide your U.S. work permit. Companies often require a drug screen and a physical.