The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development is seeking grant proposals for two workforce training and development programs. There are $5.5 million in grant funds available for the State Training and Employment Program (STEP) and $2 million for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth Program grants. The grants will support projects providing employment and training services to eligible youth and adults.
The Federal Highway Administration and Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facility signed the final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Cooper Landing Bypass on the Sterling Highway, which concludes an EIS process that has taken longer than any other in the history of the Federal Highway Administration.
Alaska USA honored more than 60 members of Alaska’s armed forces, including 12 recipients of the Service Person of the Year award, at Alaska USA’s 23rd annual Military Appreciation Breakfast in Anchorage.
The State of Alaska Division of Economic Development, in partnership with the University of Alaska Center for Economic Development, released the first in a series of reports examining several emerging economic sectors in Alaska. The report focuses on Alaska’s promising boat and ship building sector.
With recent court closures, adding elected officials to this list provides Alaskans an easily accessible marriage option to perform the ceremony without having to go through the time-consuming process of arranging for a marriage commissioner appointment.
The bill passed the house by a vote of 36-0... SB 6 was carried on the House floor by Rep. Harriet Drummond (D-Anchorage).
Following a regulatory change that goes into effect today, Alaska employers are no longer allowed to pay less than minimum wage to workers who experience disabilities. In repealing 8 AAC 15.120, Alaska joins New Hampshire and Maryland as the first states in the nation to eliminate payment of subminimum wages for persons with disabilities.
GCI, Alaska’s largest communications and technology company, announced today that Jim Steele has been hired as director of GCI Government, within GCI’s Government, Healthcare & Education team.
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke signed an agreement with the Alaska Native King Cove Native Corp., which is made up of tribal members from the local Agdaagux and Belkofski tribes, to build a life-saving road between the Native village and the nearby all-weather airport in Cold Bay.