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Fish processor employs hundreds from the Yukon Delta

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Jack Schultheis, operations manager of Kwikpak Fisheries, oversees a busy fish processing plant in the Yukon River village of Emmonak. Many of his workers start out in a youth employment program, through which teens age 14 to 17 do jobs that don't involve knives or heavy machinery. Younger ones answer phones, clean and work in the store, many of the older ones work in a roe-processing operation or help to pack fish. Some teens take a water bus to and from their home in the nearby village of Alakanuk.