Death Notice: Leray Francis Clements

...worked in Southeast Alaska as a fisherman, bus driver, janitor and computer programmer. He retired from the Alaska Department of Labor in 1975 while married to his wife of more than 30 years, Martha.Leray was a proud WWII veteran, serving in the...
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Alaska unemployment insurance tax to shrink in 2015

...year 2015 is 2.1 percent, compared to 2014's 2.59 percent. The 2013 rate was 3.32 percent. The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development will begin mailing final 2015 rate notices to Alaska employers in early December.
Floyd Dryden students weigh in on elections change in employment directly correlated with raising the minimum wage. David Card, Alan B Krueger and the Department of Labor have all done studies, and all agree that raising the minimum wage will have no effect on job employment.This...
Empire Editorial: Vote yes on 3, no on 4

...minimum wage will hurt the economy. To them, we supply the words of Ed Flanagan, former commissioner of the Alaska Department of Labor. "They (opponents of the minimum wage increase) predicted doom and gloom," he told a Fairbanks crowd in September...
Senior tax exemption up for public comment

...number was 312.The growth of the program mirrors that of the projected growth of the senior population by the state Department of Labor, Bartholomew said. The increase in cards issued has corrolated with an increase in sales tax revenue not collected...
My Turn: Chamber CEO, Empire misrepresent circumstances of minimum wage debate so by voting "yes" on Ballot Measure 3 on Nov. 4.? Ed Flanagan is a former commissioner for the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, and Tom Brice is a union representative with Public Employees Local 71 LTC. Both are...
THCC signs cooperative agreement with state and Microsoft

...licenses to be issued to tribal vocational institutions. Licenses will also be issued to public schools, Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development job centers, Division of Juvenile Justice, Alaska Military Academy, and the Office...
Building on numbers: Identifying problems

...At a statewide or even more localized level, the Department of Labor and Alaska Housing Finance Corporation offer a lot...out," he said.AHFC has worked closely with the Department of Labor to publish reports.Ord presented slides at the...
My Turn: Site of future whale sculpture less than ideal

...the proposed "Bridge Park," at the base of the Juneau Douglas bridge, adjacent to Fish and Game offices, the Department of Labor and the Madsen hotel complex.This site, while on the waterfront, is less than ideal. The sculpture will not...
Assembly eyes tax changes

...those are low-income, or making a wage less than two times the national poverty level, according to the Alaska Department of Labor."The exemption is a great help to those of us who have fixed incomes," Spartz said. "Everything else goes...


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