Data: State shed few jobs in fall 2014

New data from the Alaska Department of Labor show the 49th state had 765 fewer jobs in fall 2014 than fall 2013. The decline came primarily due to a fall in government employment...
A history of charity: The story of Juneau's Hurlock family

...building with Coleman lanterns.The chicken farm in the Mendenhall Valley operated almost entirely unmechanized through the labor of Roger Hurlock's six sons and brought fresh eggs to Juneau for 12 years in the 1950s and 1960s.The 80 acres of Hurlock...
Eliminating ferry bars probably conservatively generous, which shows a product cost of $125,000 on our sales of $625,000.In short, the labor plus product cost for running the bars pays for itself. And it contributes to the appeal to ride the ferries. We all know...
Aging baby boomers boost Alaska's senior population

...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 reported.The...
Superintendent: Settling coach case was district's best option

...because arbitration is encouraged in labor disputes, Alaska's court system gives...Byouer. Arbitration is commonly used in labor disputes. An arbitrator, an independent...The school district, when it comes to labor issues, is no different than any other...
Alaska minimum wage rises to $8.75

...Robinson, chief of the Research and Analysis Section of the state labor department. About 5 percent of jobs - or 18,200 - pay $9...according to the organization.Ed Flanagan, a former state labor commissioner and a sponsor of the initiative, said he is glad...
State | AK legislature
Alaska minimum wage goes up on Tuesday

...scheduled to take effect Jan. 1. The minimum wage is to be adjusted for inflation annually after that.Dan Robinson of the state Labor Department said about 2 percent of Alaska jobs currently pay $8.75 or less. He says that's about 5,600 jobs.He says...
Walker budget cuts 55 Juneau 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 Game fish...
Gov. wants pot board

...expertise of the (ABC Board) while realizing significant economies," the governor wrote.Meyer referred the bill to Senate Labor and Commerce, State Affairs and Finance.? Contact reporter Katie Moritz at 523-2294 or at katherine.moritz@juneauempire...
State | AK legislature
North Pole Refinery tax assessment cut by more than half

...a dormant facility and the costs of restarting it, said borough assessor Pat Carlson."As of Jan. 1, it's shut down, labor's dispersed, no fuel in the (refinery) tanks," Carlson said. "The cost to get her back up is a big number."


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