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Economist: ConocoPhillips layoffs have broad reach

...ConocoPhillips that it may cut about 120 jobs in Alaska, a state economist said the damage could have been worse.Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development economist Neal Fried told the Alaska Dispatch News Wednesday that he would not have been...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-09-03/economist-conocophillips-layoffs-have-b
State
Paper: Cooperate rather than lead on LNG

...declining population means fewer workers contributing the state's Gross Domestic Product," Thorning wrote.She also cited the aging of the population, and workforce, as shown in Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development data.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-26/paper-cooperate-rather-lead-lng
State | AK legislature
Convicted staffer still on payroll

...continuation of group health insurance coverage ... as if the employee had not taken leave," according to the U.S. Department of Labor.Eligible employees are entitled to 12 workweeks of unpaid leave per year.Huggins is Grundmann's boss and is...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-16/convicted-staffer-still-payroll
State
Labor Department announces unemployment rate at 6.8 percent

ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Department of Labor says Alaska's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June was 6.8 percent.The department revised the May rate down .1...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-19/labor-department-announces-unemployment
State
Labor Department announces unemployment rate at 6.8 percent

ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Department of Labor says Alaska's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June was 6.8 percent.The department revised the May rate down .1...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-17/labor-department-announces-unemployment
State
Convicted staffer isn't making full salary

...continuation of group health insurance coverage ... as if the employee had not taken leave," according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Eligible employees are entitled to 12 workweeks of unpaid leave per year.McDonald was unable to say how much...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-17/convicted-staffer-isnt-making-full-sala
State
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
Walker merges two Dept. of Labor divisions

...Gov. Bill Walker announced Wednesday that two Department of Labor and Workforce Development divisions will be combined...considering consolidating entire departments.The former Department of Labor divisions both handled workforce development grants...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-11/walker-merges-two-dept-labor-divisions
Local
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...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-26/rhode-island-residents-gush-about-pai
Not For Web
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-26/federal-state-estimates-agree-juneaus-p
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