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Wide coalition forms to oppose pot legalization

...trying to evade testing procedures and refusing tests, she said.This will complicate employers' attempts to hire qualified workers.McGuire said the number of people testing positive for marijuana in Colorado job drug tests increased six-fold...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-20/wide-coalition-forms-oppose-pot-legaliz
State
My Turn: Too many jobs, not enough Alaskans

...landing taxes paid by processors to local governments and the state. Seafood processors go to great lengths to recruit qualified workers wherever we can find them, but always starting in Alaska. Our companies are taking nearly all of the candidates...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-02/my-turn-too-many-jobs-not-enough-alas
Opinion
My Turn: Oil jobs going to outsiders

...myths portrayed by the industry that they're doing all they can to hire Alaskans, but they just cannot find the qualified workers up here is hogwash. The simple fact is that Alaskan union workers have essentially been locked out from the North...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052203/opi_myturn1.shtml
Opinion
Boom brings opportunities for miners, dilemmas for mines

...thanks to the miners. Even with high wages, bonuses, and perks like steak, Pogo hasn't been able to hire enough qualified workers. By early June, the mine had filled only 205 of its hoped-for 238 employees and struggled to find miners and...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070506/sta_20060705026.shtml
News
Companies: Alaska mining industry is expanding, needs skilled workers

...told state lawmakers gathered for a conference on the future of resource development in the Interior that too few qualified workers is putting a strain on the industry. Members of the House and Senate resource committees gathered in Fairbanks on...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082505/sta_20050825025.shtml
News
Juneau Job Center hosts employer summit

...people find a job, create a resume, prepare for an interview and train for a new career. It helps employers find qualified workers and provides access to Alaska's wage rate information and economic trends. Employers at the meeting focused on...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102402/bus_jobsummit.shtml
Business
Program prepares workers for marine jobs

...involves a range of industrial processes that require skilled labor. But the ASD has had difficulty finding enough qualified workers to fill jobs. Shipyards in the Lower 48 also are outsourcing more and more specialty work to non-shipyard subcontractors...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121404/sta_20041214008.shtml
News
My turn: Improve public transportation in Juneau for common good

...transportation system. Right now, Juneau is experiencing a growth spurt that will last for years. Employers are begging for qualified workers in every field. People are coming from the lower 48 because of the opportunities here. But none of this will work...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/100107/opi_20071001003.shtml
Opinion
years of waiting trouble parents

...was in Juneau today to lobby the Legislature for the $4 million it will take to provide the services and hire more qualified workers. The money will be hard to find this year, said Rep. Con Bunde, an Anchorage Republican on the House Finance...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030399/Loc_disabled.html
Local
Students: Earn this Scholarship to fund your dreams

...school or high school students, this is a worthy goal, because Alaska needs you to join the next generation of qualified workers in every field and in every Alaskan community. With your Alaska-based experience, and with the benefit of an...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-08-22/students-earn-scholarship-fund-your-d
Opinion

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