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Survey: Housing still top local issue

...non-resident workers, whether from Alaska outside of Juneau or outside of Alaska entirely, work in tourism and seafood processing. Prompted by a question from Assemblyman Loren Jones, Calvin said housing is an issue for non-resident seasonal...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-24/survey-housing-still-top-local-issue
State
My Turn: Too many jobs, not enough Alaskans

...processors use nonresident labor. The more than 100 seafood processing plants in Alaska are a critical economic driver...thousands of hard working Alaskans making a living in seafood processing plants throughout the state, there simply are not...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-02/my-turn-too-many-jobs-not-enough-alas
Opinion
Empire Editorial: Senators promise more foreign workers for Alaska

...this switch. In 2012, according to the Alaska Department of Labor, fully 69.3 percent of Alaska's 25,000 seafood processing workers were nonresidents. Across all industries, the state average was less than 20 percent.Seafood is an inherently...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-06-27/empire-editorial-senators-promise-mor
Opinion
Maritime Fest tries something new with progressive dinner

...live music and boat rides in fishing vessels, sailboats and canoes. A smoked salmon and marinade contest and a seafood processing demonstration will also take place, Holst said.There will also be crafts for kids. Home Depot has donated enough...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-05-07/maritime-fest-tries-something-new-progr
Local
Proposal to bring tourists to Pelican raises eyebrows

...crab plant alone in January to expand their custom seafood processing business in Pelican, Yakobi Fisheries LLC. They...close to the rich Fairweather fishing grounds. The seafood processing plant was the basis of the town's economy since...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-03-04/proposal-bring-tourists-pelican-raises-
Local
Food and safety

...kitchens in check; Wiard and Gazaway also inspect beauty salons, tattoo parlors, hotels, swimming pools and seafood processing plants throughout Southeast. The two are pretty much always in the field doing inspections, Wiard said."It's...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-02-02/food-and-safety
Local
Part of Ketchikan history comes down

...in 1926 started the cannery company that continues to bear his name, E.C. Phillips & Son, and operate as a seafood processing firm here in KetchikanHeckman sold the lot - which was across from the E.C. Phillips cannery - to George E...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-21/part-ketchikan-history-comes-down
State
Hyperbole and hypocrisy of the King Cove road dispute

...reason King Cove wants to build the road is that it would be more economical to transport fish from the Peter Pan Seafood processing plant to the market via the Cold Bay airport. That's well documented in a National Wildlife Refuge Association...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-01-09/hyperbole-and-hypocrisy-king-cove-roa
Opinion
Grant Aviation begins service to Akutan airport

...new airport for Akutan, a community whose population ranges from a few hundred to more than 1,000 during the seafood processing season.The flights that began Wednesday between Akutan's first airport and Unalaska - known for Dutch Harbor...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-12-02/grant-aviation-begins-service-akutan-ai
State
Study says most seafood workers live out of state

KODIAK - Three out of four Alaska seafood processing workers are nonresidents, according to the state...reported.The Aleutians East Borough had the most seafood processing workers, and 90.2 percent were from out of state...

http://juneauempire.com/2013-02-08/study-says-most-seafood-workers-live-out-stat

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