Workforce Wednesday: Opportunities within the Municipality of Anchorage


The Municipality of Anchorage is hosting a free “job shop” aimed at supporting residents looking for employment. The program started in Mountain View and has expanded to the Z.J. Loussac Public Library. The job shops are part of Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz’s goal to create employment opportunities and be innovative in Alaska’s uncertain economic times.

“If you look at the bones of the Alaska economy, we are strong, still a resource development state, there is still plenty of opportunity,” Berkowitz said Wednesday.

There are hundreds of jobs that the Municipality offers, from information technology to law enforcement, maintenance and more. One city department that’s “in full growth mode,” according to the mayor, is the police department. Berkowitz has pushed for the department’s growth, which he now says has nearly 420 officers. An academy is set to start this summer.

A full list of Anchorage Municipality jobs can be found at the city’s website. More information can be found at the Alaska Process Industry Careers Consortium’s website.

Watch the Workforce Wednesday video segment here.

Source: Workforce Wednesday: Opportunities within the Municipality of Anchorage | KTVA 11

Workforce Wednesday: Boosting Employability Skills


The coffee industry in Alaska is big business. One company in particular is helping to bring top quality, first time job seekers into the workforce.

Kaladi Brothers Coffee has more than 10 locations and a lot of employees who are learning skills to boost their paycheck in the long run.

Wednesday, Michele Parkhurst, chief operations officer for Kaladi Brothers Coffee, and Martha Peck from the Alaska Process Industry Career Consortium joined Daybreak to fill viewers in on some of those skills.

Employability Skills

  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Problem solving
  • Initiative and enterprise
  • Planning and organizing
  • Self-management

To watch the Workforce Wednesday segment on KTVA or for more information, click here.

Source: Workforce Wednesday: Boosting employability skills – KTVA 11