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The State of Alaska is investing $1 million for an Alaska Feed Grain Reserve Program to improve food and animal feed security for Alaskans. The money will be used to purchase feed grains grown in Alaska, by Alaskan farmers, to be stored, sold, and replenished in perpetuity.
Marketing campaigns and transferable skills are some of the tools available to deepen Alaska’s labor pool for impending infrastructure projects.
Unemployment in Alaska rose slightly to a seasonally adjusted rate of 4.3 percent in October, while the total number of jobs grew by 2.1 percent from the year before.
High inflation in 2022 means higher pay in 2024. Thanks to an automatic adjustment, the state minimum wage is rising from $10.85 per hour to $11.73 for the new year.
Members of the Anchorage Assembly, as they craft a Housing Strategic Plan for the municipality, hosted a Housing Summit at UAA to explore options.
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