Refine Search

City may lose deputy fire marshal, basketball league and summer ice rink hours program. About 380 people participate in the program, Kiefer said.The elimination of short-term temporary workers in the Public Works Department - another cost-cutting proposal -"will slow down winter snow removal," Kiefer's...
Mayor, lawmakers show support for guardsmen, reservists

...had many employees take leave for National Guard or Reserve training or missions. The city has a policy of using temporary workers to fill holes while guardsmen are gone, he said."There are a set of guidelines," Sanford said. "You can go...
Kodiak crews open search and rescue base in Barrow

...The Coast Guard has also been working to minimize the impact it has on residents. Barrow has few places for temporary workers to stay, and limited facilities for people who don't live year-round. Adding 26 people and two hungry helicopters...
Northwest Digest

...plan. The ruling forced Microsoft to change its temporary-worker policies and limit the length of contracts. There...a Kirkland entrepreneur who worked as a Microsoft temporary worker for three years, expects to get about $16,000...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...district administrators to close schools for the district's 49,000 students until Wednesday and hire more than 400 temporary workers. Some bus drivers represented by the Teamsters union remain on strike. The striking drivers usually transport about...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...million households that didn't mail back the questionnaires. It will require an army of several hundred thousand temporary workers, including 1,000 in Alaska, officials said. The Census Bureau is still qualifying potential workers, who will...
New administration balances embarrassment with openness

...uncomfortable giving up," she said. Recovering from the Permanent Fund Division data loss involved calling in temporary workers to reconstruct lost data. Applications from the increasing number of applications filed online were able to be recovered...
Labor spat could tie up Fairweather

...proposal to tie up the ship. The ferry unions and Alaska Department of Administration have been operating under temporary worker contracts since last year and already have gone to mediation once. The Transportation Department said Monday it...
Immigration reform advice from the Bible

...should include increased international efforts to end the poverty that drives so much undocumented immigration; a temporary worker program that is fair and just for both migrant and U.S. workers; a path to citizenship for undocumented migrants...
Outside editorial: Ganging up on guest workers

...disputes be subject to binding arbitration. Smith says it's intended to reduce frivolous litigation. But forcing temporary workers, who earn little more than the minimum wage, to pay for arbitration while barring them from recouping those costs...


  • Switchboard: 907-586-3740
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-586-3740
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-586-3028
  • Business Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-523-2270
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback