The Alaska Hospital & Healthcare Association recently completed the Healthcare Workforce Analysis Report for 2022. This report includes data and analysis of Alaska healthcare jobs, earnings, wages, growth projections, and workforce demographics.
REPOWERED FishBiz website!
Alaska commercial fishermen in search of business management assistance will find a wealth of information and tools on Alaska Sea Grant’s revised FishBiz website.
The redesigned and updated site has pertinent information for all phases of a commercial fishing career, from just entering, to upgrading and diversifying, to getting ready to retire. Topics include financing, income diversification, direct marketing and more. Podcasts and downloadable spreadsheets are featured throughout the site, as well as links to key state and federal resources important for making good business decisions.
Alaska January Economic Trends
In January Trends: All Alaska industries expected to add jobs or hold steady, worker shortages are ongoing, and federal infrastructure money will start flowing in 2023. Read more about Alaska’s economic outlook in this issue of Trends.
Source: Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
Expanding Green Technology in Mining
Mining in Alaska is important to the world. If we look at where we are right now with critical minerals we are completely dependent on China. And we have the capacity and capability to change that global narrative through the universities with industry here in Alaska. The focus right now is on the green energy transition. Research conducted at the University of Alaska Anchorage is addressing conventional methods of extraction of critical minerals and other metals. This gives operating mines and upcoming mines the tools they need to be able to extract responsibly.
Source: Empower Alaska
The Blue Economy
Worldwide, the blue economy was estimated at $1.5 trillion per year in 2017 and is expected to double by 2030. There is fascination with Alaska and the biological diversity and the grandeur of the state that pulls people in. The blue economy represents the single greatest opportunity for job creation in the state and allow for Alaska to move away from simply an economy that’s based on extraction to one that’s based on sustainability and a benefit to the environment.
Source: Empower Alaska