In Rhode Island, residents gush about paid family leave

...employees have used it and it's been a 'nonissue,' said spokeswoman Gail Leach Carvelli. The Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training said it has heard no concerns from small businesses since the rollout.General Dynamics Electric Boat...
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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...exact details but not overall pattern.The Alaska Department of Labor report, compiled by state demographer Eddie Hunsinger...
China's impact looms large as US debates its own trade deals

...U.S. agencies have been inconsistent in monitoring. It found that of five labor complaints submitted to the Department of Labor since 2008, only one had been closed."The history of these agreements betrays a harsh truth: that the actual...
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Report: Alaska population down after 26 years of growth

...Alaska than arrived during the studied time period as well, the Alaska Dispatch News reported.Data from the state Department of Labor shows Alaska lost 7,488 people from mid-2013 to mid-2014. It was the second straight year that more people...
Speak up for safety in honor of Workers' Memorial Day

...occupational and workplace-related deaths in the United States in 2013, according to the latest report from the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Of that report, 32 Alaska workers died in 2013. Today, we call on employers to...
Senate agrees with House; passes bill vetoing 2.5 percent raise for state's nonunion employees

...Senate's five minority Democrats and Sen. Click Bishop, R-Fairbanks, voted against the bill. Bishop, a former Department of Labor and Workforce Development commissioner, has been against the legislation from the start because it goes along with...
State | AK legislature
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...
State | AK legislature
Alaska Senate reverses some cuts to University of Alaska system

...the House's version. Two besides the UA subcommittee added back: Sen. Click Bishop, R-Fairbanks, former Department of Labor and Workforce Development commissioner and chair of the Finance subcommittee on the same department, added $226...
State | AK legislature
Reinbold booted from caucus

...Environmental Conservation and the Alaska Court System, both chaired by Rep. Cathy Munoz, R-Juneau, and on the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, chaired by Rep. Tammie Wilson, R-North Pole.Reinbold said that for three years...
State | AK legislature
State sends team to Bethel to help displaced workers

...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...


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