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State workers to get layoff warning

Thousands of layoff notices will be sent to state workers today after the Alaska unspecified cuts to the budget. Those likely will involve layoffs.The Republican-led Senate majority is reluctant to go along with...
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Economist: ConocoPhillips layoffs have broad reach

...Development economist Neal Fried told the Alaska Dispatch News Wednesday that he would not have been shocked if the number of layoffs announced was higher.Alaska oil prices have dropped more than $28 per barrel over the last year, cutting into revenue for...
State's only coal mine to halt exports

...facility.Usibelli has already cut workers at its Seward facility down to eight as exports slowed in the past year and additional layoffs are planned, according to the Alaska Dispatch News.Officials from Usibelli and subsidiary Aurora Energy Services met with...
HP to jettison up to 30,000 jobs as part of spinoff

...For instance, Google's workforce has swelled by 25,000 employees, or 77 percent, during the past four years.HP's layoffs have been demoralizing blow to a company that provided a template for future Silicon Valley entrepreneurs when William Hewlett...
Nation and World
Searching for a light: The case for economic optimism as Alaska enters recession

...Abrupt cuts had a catastrophic effect.In addition to vast layoffs of state workers, the loss of project spending, meant fewer...According to state figures, only about 60 job cuts were true layoffs.From the standpoint of an economist, a retired person is...
Gov. threatens layoffs without budget deal

...16,000 state employees will be sent layoff notices in preparation for a partial most state employees will receive a layoff notice in early June if the Legislature...If a budget doesn't come through, layoffs would begin at the start of the next fiscal...
My Turn: Juneau's boneless chicken ranch caucus

Ten thousand layoff notices were recently mailed to nervous state employees, and those...There is a great long-term solution that avoids unnecessary state layoffs, doesn't require any new taxes and preserves the current Permanent...
House majority, minority reach possible compromise

...a deal to fund the fiscal year 2016 operating budget before layoff notices go out to state workers Monday.The budget bill amendment...account. Funding the budget will allow the state to avoid mass layoffs and a partial government shutdown.The body will discuss it...
Cowboys' Hardy should listen to Ray Rice

...the defense. Lett also admits he does not exactly know what the effects of the off-the-field issues, combined with the layoff, will have on Hardy. He has not played since Sept. 7 last year.When Lett was a player, he missed an entire season because...
Facing cuts, UA mulls program eliminations

...14 staff positions university-wide, Ciri said. The 14 eliminations were unrelated to an originally anticipated professor layoff at the school.Early this year, the university gave notice to 24 of 35 year-to-year faculty members that their contracts...


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