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State works to link veterans with employers

...private sector, through policy and job fairs.Steven Williams coordinates employment for veterans with Alaska's labor department. A common challenge for service members leaving the military is feeling overqualified for civilian life, he said...
Democrats love seeing minimum wage on the ballot

...minimum wages at the beginning of 2014 were adding jobs at a faster pace than those that did not, according to a Labor Department analysis in July of state-by-state hiring data.Minimum wage proposals tend to be popular even in conservative...
US hiring surges as unemployment dips

...analysts say, the falling unemployment rate should cause pay to rise more sharply.Thursday's jobs report from the Labor Department made clear that the U.S. economy is moving steadily closer to full health after having shrunk at the start of...
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House education panel delves into vocational-tech credits

...graduates to fill all the jobs people were contacting them about," said Rep. Harriet Drummond, D-Anchorage.Only one in five Alaska high school graduates eventually hold a four-year degree, according to the state labor department.
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December unemployment rate stays at 6.4 percent

JUNEAU - Alaska's unemployment rate remained unchanged at 6.4 percent in December.The state labor department says the seasonally adjusted rate is down from 6.6 percent in December 2012. The November 2013 rate was revised from 6.5 percent...
My Turn: Let's lead on paid leave of the land. Last week, the White House, the Labor Department and the Center for American Progress convened the...similar movement in the states on minimum wage.The Labor Department wants to encourage that process. We've just announced...
State news in brief for Monday, Nov. 25

...unemployment at 6.5 percent for AlaskaJUNEAU - State labor department statistics show Alaska's unemployment rate held...for 2013 of 5.9 percent in April and May. But labor department economist Caroline Schultz cautioned against reading...
More fed workers expected to seek unemployment

JUNEAU - Alaska's labor department is expecting an increase in the number of federal workers seeking unemployment due to the partial federal government shutdown...
State to keep most employees in the 'Plywood Palace'

...The Legislature provided money for the administration to study locations for a new, state-owned building for the Labor Department offices, but it instead decided to continue to rent space.Kerttula said she doesn't want the employees in that...
'Plywood Palace' to get renovation as part of new lease

...part of the lease.Under recently announced lease agreements, which are expected to be finalized next week, 78 Labor Department employees will move to new quarters in the former Gottschalk's space in the Mendenhall Mall.The remaining 260...


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