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.
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
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.
Initiative and enterprise
Planning and organizing
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