As local businesses are working to recover from the hits taken during the COVID-19 pandemic, some are finding it a challenge to hire workers to fill vacant positions.
- Posted on: Mar 06, 2023
MAJURO, Marshall Islands — After eight deliveries of skipjack tuna to Walmart in 2022, the first year of a new supply deal with the Majuro-based Pacific Island Tuna Provisions company, Walmart is looking to accelerate the volumes of fish being delivered for processing under the U.S. retail giant’s house tuna brand, Great Value.
As we entered 2023, we welcomed with relief the ending of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, which was in effect for more than three years. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services declared the PHE will end on May 11. COVID-19 will cost the global economy over $12.5 trillion through 2024, according to a report from The International Monetary Fund. The lasting social and economic effects of the pandemic are still unfolding and will be felt for several years to come.