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1. Posted by rabudman (Inactive 31 posts) 7y

rabudman has indicated that this thread is about American Samoa

I'm currently in New Zealand on holiday but would like to stay and live here for awhile. Unfortunately, I don't fit into any category requirement for a work permit here. I would like to find work in this area of the world that would allow me to save some cash and return to New Zealand more frequently. I live in the southern US and the back and forth trip wouldn't be practical so I'm considering a closer destination that is American worker friendly such as returning to the states- Hawaii or Alaska and working for a time, saving cash and returning to NZ. I know American Samoa is a territory of the US, is employment readily available there? What types, etc.... Thanks for any suggestions.

2. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 1992 posts) 7y

I know American Samoa as a tourist, and believe the area to be depressed. The only real industry is tuna, and I noticed many many individuals on USDA Food Stamps while I was there. I was there for a week and found it boring as hell!

3. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 7y

I think this is really unlikely, unless you work in development. The employment situation is not great in American Samoa and a large proportion of the population are already dependent on mothership USA for their incomes.

[ Edit: Edited on Oct 8, 2008, at 12:20 AM by magykal1 ]