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House approves workers' compensation changes

...Review Committee, an advisory body to the Alaska Workers' Compensation Board.The Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development ultimately approves the conversion factor under HB 316.Medicaid and Medicare rates are already given a regional...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-18/house-approves-workers-compensation-cha
State | AK legislature
Housing reform bill advances; would allow landlords to seize PFDs

...state of the unit before the tenant moved in. According to an April report from the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development, approximately 91,100 housing units, or 36 percent of Alaska's housing, are rentals.The bill also allows...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-10/housing-reform-bill-advances-would-allo
State | Local | AK legislature
House's budget claims conceal retirement spending

...Legislators also opted to pull just over $9 million - about 5 percent - out of the Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Gara went on to call some of the cuts "shortsighted" because they will lead to increased costs down the line...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-16/houses-budget-claims-conceal-retirement
State | AK legislature
Blumer: LNG project would boost Alaska job market

...state Department of Labor and Workforce Development commissioner, at a Thursday...our budget is focused on workforce development," she said.This includes...chamber crowd. "We can't do workforce development without business industry...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-02-07/blumer-lng-project-would-boost-alaska-j
Local
Alaska employment back to pre-recession numbers

...detailed information on our 2014 jobs outlook, look for the January 2014 issue of Alaska Economic Trends online at Labor.Alaska.Gov.? Dianne Blumer is commissioner of the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-01-05/alaska-employment-back-pre-recession-
Opinion
Juneau JobX is recruiting new students

...through Youth First Initiative Funds, the Division of Business Partnerships and Alaska's Department of Labor and Workforce Development.Call 586-5718 or visit www.juneaujobx.org for more information.

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2013-11-03/juneau-jobx-recruiting-new-students
Neighbors
State releases economic forecast

...Employment in Alaska is expected to grow by 0.4 percent in 2014, according to the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Southeast Alaska should also see a slight increase of jobs at 0.3 percent, despite a decline in government...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-03/state-releases-economic-forecast
State
Alaska economist: Cut state spending by $1.5B

...King said. "Goodbye, Military and Veterans Affairs. Goodbye, the governor's office. Goodbye, Labor and Workforce Development."A state budget cut of $1 billion to $2 billion would mean the immediate loss of maybe 5,000 to 10,000...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-11-13/alaska-economist-cut-state-spending-15b
State
Juneau rental prices rising

...other areas in the state, which is indicated by a 9.2 percent vacancy rate. The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, which conducted the survey, attributes the city's high vacancy rate to high mobility in the area thanks to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-18/juneau-rental-prices-rising
State | Local
Ketchikan community center becomes teaching tool

...week on the KYI building.Chas Edwardson, KIC workforce development director, said he was heading up the Revilla...true economic development in Ketchikan without workforce development," he warned. He added that high school counselors...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-04-21/ketchikan-community-center-becomes-teac
State

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