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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
Walker budget cuts 55 Juneau jobs

...jobs, 10 would be transferred elsewhere, according to an OMB document.One of the highest-paid of these is a Department of Labor deputy commissioner with a salary of $187,272 who would be transferred to Anchorage. A Department of Fish and...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-25/walker-budget-cuts-55-juneau-jobs
Local
Walker, lawmakers disagree on purpose of state gas board

...comfortable with these individuals."The other AGDC board members are John Burns of Fairbanks, Dave Cruz of Palmer, Department of Labor Commissioner Heidi Drygas and Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development Acting Commissioner Fred...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-19/walker-announces-gas-board-replacements
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
New population estimate shows slight decline

...last year, though not by much, according to the state demographer.In a report released Thursday, the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development estimates Alaska's population fell by 61 residents to 735,601, a decrease of less...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-19/new-population-estimate-shows-slight-de
State
Slope construction season still strong amid price plunge

...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, although...

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

...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
Politicos have tough hands to play in 2015

...though at slower rates, but employment in key industries like petroleum are at record highs, according to state Department of Labor and Workforce Development data.Despite the low oil prices it's going to be another busy year of winter construction...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-02/politicos-have-tough-hands-play-2015
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/death-notices/2014-11-30/death-notice-leray-francis-clem
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