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Expert: Wal-Mart won't affect job market much

...April 2003. "While there was a brief decline in (retail) employment, there has been an increase since," he said...retail jobs, Gilbertson said, with the highest retail employment during the summer tourist season. He said he was...

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Empire editorial: Shop locally

...rate for the rest of the state. Retail sales increased by 5 percent in 2002, helped by the now defunct Kmart, but retail employment is on the decline. As the main population center and retail and health care hub for Southeast Alaska, Juneau can...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072003/opi_edboard.shtml
Opinion
Report paints less than rosy picture for Juneau

...downward trend." "The closure of Family Grocer at the Airport Shopping Center and (most recently) Kmart has pushed retail employment to still lower levels," the report states. Miller said JEDC is working to help business growth through loans...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071303/loc_econcreport.shtml
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Anchorage to see job losses in 2009

...since 1988 and will increase further in 2009, AEDC said in its forecast. In his presentation, Popp said trade and retail employment are still expanding in Anchorage in contrast to the rest of the nation. "Anchorage's wholesale and retail trade...

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