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My Turn: The next chapter of Alaska's energy legacy

...The job potential cannot be overstated, especially given the oil and gas industry's leading role as the largest private employer in the state. According to a recent study by the McDowell Group on behalf of the Alaska Oil and Gas Association...
Salmon species other than kings thriving around state

...enough to sustain the salmon fishermen."Not counting the sport fishing industry, commercial fishing is the No. 1 private employer in Alaska, with more than 60,000 people working in all sectors from fishing to processing and support services...
Senate committee hears LGBTQ non-discrimination bill

...Senate Health and Social Services Committee heard testimony before a full room Monday on a bill that would prevent private employers and landlords from discriminating against people based on sexual orientation or gender identity."People from all...
State | AK legislature
Alaska mining industry a gold nugget in state's economy

...then-EPA administrator Lisa Jackson to convince her to grant the permits.Today Kensington is the second largest private employer in Southeast Alaska and the largest property tax payer in Juneau.Not far from Kensington in Southeast is the Greens...
Bill aims to curtail conflicts of interest

...facing unprecedented multi-billion dollar budget deficits because two ConocoPhillips employees voted to give their private employer billions of dollars for nothing in return," Kay Brown, the executive director of the Alaska Democratic Party...
State | AK legislature
REACH to drop employee health care plan, Human Resources Director Brandon Cullum said. According to its website, REACH is the fourth largest private employer in Juneau.Cullum said the decision was made "because of fast rising costs" and new requirements through the Affordable...
Alaska Editorial: Statewide sharing

...healthy in all of its communities. Ketchikan is striving to maintain and improve its health. KMC is its largest private employer, and it must be able to upgrade its facility to accommodate the modern technology physicians and other health care...
My Turn: The Alaska Family Medical Leave Act - not for our families

...It's fair, and it's good business to be fair.FMLA became federal law in 1993 and sought to encourage public and private employers to provide unpaid leave and job protection for employees who need time off for personal illness or family care...
LGBTQ in the capital, Part IV: Struggles for equal rights

...The State of Alaska and the City and Borough of Juneau, as employers, have non-discriminatory polices, but private employers and landlords, for example, may still discriminate based on sexuality or gender identity and expression. The bill...
Juneau economy up a notch in 2012

...private jobs and wages."How we make our money in this town," Bornstein said.Tourism is Juneau's largest private employer with 2,171 annual average employees. Health care accounts for 1,797 jobs while Juneau's two precious metal...


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