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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.

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...

Workshop on fishing families set for Sept. 26

A workshop focused on the fishing families involved in Alaska’s seafood industry is slated Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at...

New law clearly defines independent contractors

Alaska’s Division of Worker’s Compensation now has a clearly defined definition of an independent contractor to help decide whether an injured worker is eligible...

Statewide employment down in June

State labor officials say preliminary estimates for June show a decline of 1,700 jobs from June 2017, a loss of 0.5 percent.Some 1,000 jobs...

Worker’s comp system updated

Worker’s compensation benefits for both Permanent Partial Impairment and death benefits have been increased in the Alaska House by a vote of 21-19, and...

Murkowski to oil and gas industry: hire Alaskans

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, is asking the five largest oil and gas producers in Alaska to share hiring data and for ideas on how...

Minimum wage exemptions for disabled workers out

A regulatory change in effect on Feb. 16 requires that Alaska employers no longer are allowed to pay less than minimum wage to workers...

Future workforce will be smaller, but smarter

Fishing industry officials faced with a declining workforce are increasingly modernizing and automating equipment to meet harvesting and processing demands with a smaller, but...
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