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Maritime Festival will bring familiar and new fun

...makes as a fishing town.Welch hopes that Juneau will take away the message that the seafood industry is its No. 1 private employer, and that the fishery resources are what attracts and retains the presence of the Coast Guard, NOAA researchers...
ERC Editorial: Farmed Atlantic salmon for sale in Juneau - what's up with that?

...Juneau fishermen earned a total of $25 million in gross earnings from their catch. Commercial fishing is the largest private employer in our region and a major overall employer in our local community. Twelve percent of all earnings in our region come...
Empire Editorial: Take head taxes off the chopping block

...improvements and other features that encourage the cruise industry to come here. Tourism is Alaska's second-largest private employer, but this industry also inflicts costs on the public. We have a head tax to offset this cost.Taking communities...
Juneau will only gain from Medicaid expansion

...Juneau has much to gain from Gov. Bill Walker's proposed expansion of Medicaid. Health care is one of the top private employers in the borough, and Juneau can expect to receive some of the $1 billion in federal revenue that will come with...
Legislators file first round of bills

...person.? HB 6 - Rep. Chris Tuck, D-Anchorage - Private employers can offer a voluntary hiring preference for veterans and...SB 2 - Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage - Private employers can offer a voluntary hiring preference for veterans and...
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Empire Editorial: When the helpers need help

...look to the Affordable Care Act health care exchange. At the time of the decision, REACH was the fourth-largest private employer in Juneau, providing a range of services for adults and children with developmental disabilities in Southeast Alaska...
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...
Alaska Editorial: Gamble's request from UA campuses points toward new policy

...reason for regents to act.President Gamble has cited a 2013 Ohio State University study of the annual cost to a private employer of someone who smokes tobacco. The cost: $5,816 per employee, a total that includes medical costs and lost...
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...
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...


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