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Governor Comments on Flint Hills Closure

February 4, 2014, Juneau, Alaska – Governor Sean Parnell today released the following statement in response to the announcement that Flint Hills Resources’ North Pole Refinery will shut down in the coming months.

“The negative impacts of this closure will be felt across our state, particularly by those in North Pole,” Governor Parnell said. “I am extremely concerned for those who will lose their jobs and the families that will be impacted. I have directed the Department of Labor and Workforce Development to be a resource for these Alaskans, helping them to find new opportunities in Alaska’s strong economy.” 

The department will work closely with the Flint Hills human resources staff, and schedule workshops for the affected workers. The department can provide workers with immediate job search assistance, information on unemployment insurance benefits, career assessments and counseling, interview training, and resume writing. Other services may include skills enhancement training and support services.

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