October Trends looks at how wage distribution has changed over the past 25 years. Overall, our median wage has gone down as the shares of workers in lower-earning brackets have grown. Also this month we profile Alaska pilots and the rise in coffee shops in the state. Finally, we look at how national recessions affect moves to and from Alaska and see whether the last decade’s recession followed historical patterns.
MSHA awards $1M in mine safety grants in five states
ARLINGTON, Va. – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration today awarded $1 million through its Brookwood-Sago grants program to seven organizations that provide education and training within the mining industry. The funding will develop and implement training and related materials for mine emergency preparedness, and help prevent accidents in underground mines. Click here to read the full announcement.
The State of Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development will be hosting information and planning meetings open to the public. Preview the proposed agenda here. The meetings will be held from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM as scheduled below:
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
1:00 – 4:00 PM
Centennial Hall Convention Center
101 Egan Drive
Juneau, Alaska 99801
Thursday, November 5, 2015
1:00 – 4:00 PM
University of Alaska
Board of Regents Conference Room 109
910 Yukon Drive
Fairbanks, Alaska 99701
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
1:00 – 4:00 PM
William A Egan Civic & Convention Center
Lower Level located in Summit Hall
555 West 5th Avenue
Anchorage, Alaska 99501
- For more information please contact Marcia Olson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- For the full online public notice, please visit https://aws.state.ak.us/OnlinePublicNotices/Notices/View.aspx?id=178382.
- For more information about the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, please visit the US Department of Labor website at http://www.doleta.gov/wioa/.
- Persons with disabilities requesting accommodations should contact Bejean Page at (907) 269-7327 no later than 5 days before the accommodation is needed.
ANCHORAGE: Alaska is one of just six states to win a competitive U.S. Department of Labor grant to help youth with disabilities find jobs and achieve financial independence. The state Department of Labor and Workforce Development and applied for the grant in partnership with support from the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, University of Alaska Anchorage, Department of Health and Social Services, Department of Education and Early Development, and the Anchorage School District.
“This grant means that hundreds more Alaskans with disabilities will be able to find jobs and support themselves and their families,” said Commissioner Heidi Drygas.
Click here for the full article from Alaska Business Monthly.
ANCHORAGE: The Department of Labor and Workforce Development (DOLWD) has won a competitive federal grant to expand Registered Apprenticeship health care training in Alaska. DOLWD applied for the grant in partnership with the Southcentral Foundation and the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority. The grant will accelerate development of training programs for high demand health care occupations. The grant award was announced following a White House summit and Congressional briefing that featured Alaska as one of the leading states that uses Registered Apprenticeship. Click here to read the full press release.