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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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-27/speak-safety-honor-workers-memorial-d
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-19/senate-agrees-house-passes-bill-vetoing
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-29/alaska-legislature-makes-cuts-ripples-w
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-29/alaska-senate-reverses-some-cuts-univer
State | AK legislature
Aging baby boomers boost Alaska's senior population

...boosting Alaska's senior population, while younger age groups are maintaining their numbers, according to the state Department of Labor.Alaska's senior population - age 65 and older - in 2014 reached 71,080, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-24/aging-baby-boomers-boost-alaskas-senior
State
Funding a sustainable Southeast

...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 since...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-17/funding-sustainable-southeast
Local
Juneau delegation pens capital creep letter

...said in the past that Attorney General Craig Richards and his family might end up living in Juneau year-round.Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Heidi Drygas is living in Juneau for the legislative session, but hasn't...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-04
Local | 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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-16/reinbold-booted-caucus
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...

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 average...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-13/empire-editorial-build-more-homes-now
Opinion

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