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More foreign workers now welcomed for seasonal jobs in Alaska

An additional 20,000 H-2B nonagricultural worker visas are to be issued for the first half of fiscal year 2022 by the Departments of Homeland Security and Labor, making a potentially much larger workforce available for Alaska’s commercial fishing and tourism businesses.

AMHS seeks licensed, documented mariners

Alaska Marine Highway System officials say they are continuing to struggle with crew shortages, and that both Washington State and British Columbia ferries are experiencing the same challenges, with a nationwide dearth of licensed and documented mariners.

Unemployment rate drops in Valdez-Cordova Census Area

Updates from the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development show that unemployment rates in the Valdez-Cordova Census Area decline from 8.2% Dec. 21, 2020 to 7.8% as of Dec. 20, 2021.

April jobs up 0.9 percent over 2018

Officials at the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development say April employment was up an estimated 0.9 percent, or 2,800 jobs over the same month in 2018.

400 jobs added statewide in February

Statewide employment rose an estimated 0.1 percent, or 400 jobs in February over the same month a year ago, for a second consecutive month...

January unemployment rate was at 6.5 percent

Unemployment in Alaska stood at 6.5 percent in January, compared to the national rate of those looking for work, which rose from 3.9 percent...

Gas line is on track to begin construction by 2020

Alaska is finally in the driver’s seat, with the gas line on track to begin construction by 2020. We have momentum now like never...

Retail employment takes biggest hit

State labor officials say an estimated 0.3 percent, or 1,100 jobs were lost in October, compared to October 2017, with the biggest loss being...

Fisheries meetings coming up in Seattle, Dillingham

Fish watch Some major Alaska fisheries are winding down for the year, while others are still going strong.In Southeast, a fishery opened on November 8...

$3.35 M grant will support job training

A $3.35 million federal grant awarded to the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development will fund programs to train workers who lost their...
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