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State publishes workers' rights pamphlet in Samoan language

The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development has published a new frequently asked questions guide to employment law in the Samoan language.The guide...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-15/state-publishes-workers-rights-pamphlet
State
Federal, state estimates agree: Juneau's population is dropping

A pair of reports from the Alaska Department of Labor and the U.S. Census Bureau indicate the population...in exact details but not overall pattern.The Alaska Department of Labor report, compiled by state demographer Eddie...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-26/federal-state-estimates-agree-juneaus-p
Local
As the Alaska Legislature makes cuts, ripples will splash across the state

...snowmachines to hunt and fish. Jobs - at least as state officials label them - are scarce. According to the Alaska Department of Labor, one in four Arctic Village residents is unemployed. Of the other three who do have jobs, only one works year-round...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-29/alaska-legislature-makes-cuts-ripples-w
State | AK legislature
Funding a sustainable Southeast

...the Nature Conservancy. It refers both to environmental practices and stable economies. According to State of Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development economic data, 19 of 32 rural communities in Southeast Alaska region have lost jobs...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-17/funding-sustainable-southeast
Local
Slope construction season still strong amid price plunge

...the most reliable indicator of activity, set new records in October and November, according to data from the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development.There were 15,100 at work in the industry in October and 15,000 in November...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-09/slope-construction-season-still-strong-
State | AK legislature
Walker: Ousted board members had oily ties

...former state Attorney General John Burns and board members Dave Cruz, a construction company owner from Palmer; Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Heidi Drygas; and acting Department of Commerce Commissioner Fred Parady...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-08/walker-ousted-board-members-had-oily-ti
State | Local | AK legislature
State sends team to Bethel to help displaced workers

...supermarket, which is set to close Friday less than one year after opening.Bethel radio station KYUK reported the Alaska Department of Labor sent the team there Wednesday.About 80 employees from Swanson's store are being displaced with the closure...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-13/state-sends-team-bethel-help-displaced-
State
Empire Editorial: Build more homes - now

...second-highest home costs in Alaska at $321,000, compared with $329,000 in Anchorage, in 2012. In 2013, the Alaska Department of Labor reported Juneau in the top spot at $349,000. Anchorage was bumped to second at $347,500. The statewide...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-13/empire-editorial-build-more-homes-now
Opinion
Data: State shed few jobs in fall 2014

New data from the Alaska Department of Labor show the 49th state had 765 fewer jobs in fall 2014 than fall 2013. The decline came primarily due to a fall in government employment...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-04/data-state-shed-few-jobs-fall-2014
State
My Turn: Center of the universe

...population ranking and commands 32 seats, or 53 percent, of the Legislature. This trend is projected to continue.Alaska Department of Labor projections estimated Southeast Alaska's 2012 population at 74,000 people but projected a decline of almost...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-08/my-turn-center-universe
Opinion

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