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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.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-16/house-education-panel-delves-vocational
State | AK legislature
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-27/december-unemployment-rate-stays-64-per
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-11-25/state-news-brief-monday-nov-25
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-10/more-fed-workers-expected-seek-unemploy
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-06-19/state-keep-most-employees-plywood-palac
Local
'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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-06-21/plywood-palace-get-renovation-part-new-
Local
High court weighs in on union communications

...attorney said Monday that it could have implications nationwide.Peterson was fired from his job with the state labor department in 2009 for not disclosing prior felonies. His attorney, Douglas Mertz, has said that Peterson was acting on advice...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-07-24/high-court-weighs-union-communications
State
Unemployment below 8 percent, first time since 2009

...businesses such as health care and restaurants.The Labor Department raised its job-creation figures by a total of 86...March was probably even stronger than that: The Labor Department has said 386,000 more jobs were created in the...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2012-10-07/unemployment-below-8-percent-first-ti
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Brooklyn ice: NHL's Islanders to Barclays in 2015

...the big-league sports to prove it," New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said.Earlier this month, the U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited the Nassau Coliseum for 16 violations of workplace health...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2012-10-25/brooklyn-ice-nhls-islanders-barclays-2
Sports
Former Assembly member David Stone dies unexpectedly

...Stone became Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell's chief of staff. He left that position earlier in 2011 to return to the labor department in its assistant commissioner position, the No. 3 administrator in the department, before his promotion.His...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-11-20/former-assembly-member-deputy-commissio
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