Pan Pacific Foods (PFF), ampoule the Marshall Islands’ only tuna loining plant may possibly import workers from Kiribati to address its labor shortage.
PFF Manager Don Xu told the Marshall Islands Journal that the factory needs 400 workers per shift, but is lucky to get 140 on any given day.
It problem has become so severe that PFF is considering bringing in 30 workers from Kiribati as a pilot project reports the Journal.
To offset the loining plants need for workers, the Minister in Assistance to the President of Marshall Islands, Tony deBrum said government would like to see collaborations within the region for better mobility of people for jobs and opportunities.
Pan Pacific Foods loining plant in Majuro employs 6,000 people and operates two shifts, requiring 400 workers per shift.
In full production, the plant would be the largest employer in Marshall Islands