Division of Employment and Training Services launches AlaskaJobs, a new comprehensive employment system

JUNEAU, Alaska — On July 17th Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Dr. Tamika L. Ledbetter announced the launch of AlaskaJobs, a comprehensive employment system that will modernize access to employment and training opportunities throughout the state.

“AlaskaJobs is a multidimensional tool to assist Alaskans with all their workforce needs,” said Commissioner Ledbetter. “AlaskaJobs is a valuable asset for our state, efficiently matching job seekers, employers and training providers while also improving delivery of grant funded workforce development services. This means more jobs for Alaskans and a brighter future for us all.”

AlaskaJobs replaces six disparate systems, making it easier for employers to list jobs, job seekers to find job postings, training information, educational opportunities, and financial aid resources. Users can log in through their myAlaska account, eliminating the need to maintain additional credentials.

AlaskaJobs provides enhanced services to four constituencies: job seekers, employers, training providers, and grant recipients.

Job Seekers/Individuals — can easily search and view thousands of job postings based on select criteria including skills, values, and interests. Information on labor market data, financial aid, training, and educational programs is easily accessible. AlaskaJobs also includes a powerful tool for crafting compelling resumes.

Employers — have access to dynamic recruiting tools to conduct targeted searches for workers based on skills, education, and experience listed on resumes. They can apply for Work Opportunity Tax Credits, and access a variety of employer services available through the job centers and web based means.

Providers/Training Entities — can update their training program information with real time data to ensure individuals seeking training are aware of programs and credentials offered. Additionally they can complete performance reports and apply for eligible training provider status to qualify for federally funded training grants.  

Grantee Staff/Subrecipients — AlaskaJobs will house grant funded participant activities, with easy to read case management dashboards, communication and reporting tools, streamlining and enhancing the delivery of the grant funded workforce development services.

Access Alaska’s new comprehensive employment system here: alaskajobs.alaska.gov.

Source: State of Alaska Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Alaska June Economic Trends

In June Trends: This month we look at the oil industry’s history of employment swings and how this current round of losses differs. This issue includes an update on COVID-19-related job losses based on the first available detailed data, and on who received unemployment benefits in April as a result.

Source: Department of Labor and Workforce Development

Alaska May Economic Trends

In May Trends: May’s issue features more on COVID-19 and Alaska’s economy, including a look at seasonal jobs and the initial jump in unemployment claims. This issue also summarizes our recent population projections for 2019-2045.

Source: Department of Labor and Workforce Development – Research and Analysis

Alaska January Economic Trends

In January Trends: Alaska Department of Labor & Workforce Development’s first issue of 2020 is their annual jobs forecast, detailing this year’s economic outlook for Alaska overall and for Anchorage, the Fairbanks area, and Southeast.

Source: Alaska Department of Labor & Workforce Development

Alaska January Economic Trends

Trends begins 2019 with the Alaska Department of Labor & Workforce Development annual jobs forecast. For this year, they forecast a small amount of overall job growth. Regionally, the Fairbanks area’s employment will grow the most, largely tied to the preparations to house two F-35 squadrons at Eielson Air Force base over the next couple of years as well as the accompanying personnel and their families.

Source: Alaska Department of Labor & Workforce Development