December employment was down an estimated 0.3 percent, or 900 jobs, from December 2017. Retail, manufacturing and professional and business services each lost 400 jobs while information and financial activities each fell by 200.
The Alaska Airlines board of directors has elected three new company officers: Constance von Muehlen, senior vice president of maintenance and engineering; Ron Calvin, vice president of inflight; and Jenny Wetzel, vice president of labor relations.
NANA Regional Corporation entered the new year with two key new hires to executive positions—one executive position of the overall regional corporation and one to lead Tuuq Drilling under NANA’s Commercial Group.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks has again been included on US News & World Report’s lists of the best online programs.
Cook Inlet Tug & Barge (CITB) announced that it has entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement with Crowley Vessel Sales Group and completed the purchase of all of Crowley’s Prudhoe Bay assets.
Throughout 2018, the Northlake Partners, creators of NorthScope ERP software, invested in expanding NorthScope’s features to further support Alaska seafood processing. They recently announced their list of new features that are available with NorthScope.
“Antarctica was the final continent on our checklist,” says Lynden Air Cargo President Rick Zerkel. “Now we can cross it off.”
Pacific Dataport (PDI) has signed a deal with space telecom pioneer Astranis to commission the company’s first-ever commercial satellite and dramatically increase the available bandwidth in Alaska and make internet access faster, more reliable and less expensive statewide.
Alaska Air Group Inc. reported December and full-year operational results on a consolidated basis, for its mainline operations operated by subsidiaries Alaska Airlines Inc. and for its regional flying operated by subsidiary Horizon Air Industries Inc. and third-party regional carriers SkyWest Airlines and Peninsula Airlines.
Mayor Ethan Berkowitz announced the appointment of Mark Corsentino as the new General Manager (GM) of the Anchorage Water and Wastewater Utility (AWWU). Mark will replace Brett Jokela, who is retiring after serving as AWWU’s GM for six years.