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My Turn: Older workers: another potential Alaska gold mine

...are more quality-conscious and have a firmer dedication to their jobs, product, services, and employers than younger workers. Myth: Older workers frequently miss work for health reasons. Reality: Absenteeism is only slightly higher for...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...percent of the employers said the younger workers are less competent. On the bright...employers surveyed said their younger workers were technically more skilled...percent of those surveyed said the younger workers had poorer technical skills...
Business Digest

...The center was founded in 1987, has 10 employees and offers a variety of assistance programs and partnerships for young workers, entrepreneurs, new and existing businesses, and students. Education association director named ANCHORAGE - The...
Perfect blend

Today's work environment is unique in that workers span several generations. With young workers entering the workforce and older workers delaying their retirement, it's no wonder there might be some generational differences...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...feeling strapped. Increasingly they are turning to younger workers to help fill the void. Karen Baker, owner of J Baxter's...They pick up the computer faster,'' Baker said of younger workers. ``Five years ago I would have been reluctant to...
Money for now, money for later

...Plentiful Free Time and Soul-Satisfying Work" (The Freedom Store LLC, $24), says it's for this reason that young workers are often unfairly faulted for not saving more. "When you are age 25, an age 65 retirement is so far off in the...
State works to recover retirement funds

...invested in it were likely nearing retirement age, a time when they couldn't afford to make the riskier investments younger workers might be more comfortable with. Contact Pat Forgey at 523-2250 or .
Nonprofits see worker shortage Juneau," he said. "Now it's the smallest." Robinson said an employment pendulum exists in Juneau, and younger workers leave when the economy looks better elsewhere. "We tend to loose them to the Lower 48," he said. There is another...
Study: Alaska faces youth brain drain

...16-year-olds entered the labor market, 11,246, as there were jobs created, 6,500. Job availability for younger workers may soon increase as a high percentage of Alaskans approach retirement age, but that may not be enough. "The likelihood...
This Day in History

...address, President Bush called for changes in Social Security that would combine reduced government benefits for younger workers with "a chance to build a nest egg" through personal accounts. In the world In 1536, the Argentine city of Buenos...


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