Schools throughout the nation are facing a teacher shortage, and nowhere is this felt more starkly than in Alaska, where a large number of educators are recruited from the Lower 48.
The North Slope and the Interior are carrying the brunt of Alaska’s construction projects. Overall, however, the state’s construction landscape continues to inch toward brighter pastures.
Healthcare employment has recently seen consistent increases—not many sectors in Alaska are seeing that trend. What isn’t common knowledge, however, is the process involved in filling the positions that fuel the growing demand for jobs.
“If nonprofits were treated as their own industry, they would be the second largest source of non-government employment behind oil and gas in Alaska,” according to a January 2018 report.
Who knew that Instagram could have an effect on whether cities—including Anchorage—are found to be attractive to foreign investors? Or that Facebook check-ins could determine whether a business giant decides to open its newest headquarters in our neck of the woods, creating hundreds of jobs? Chris Fair, president of Resonance Consultancy offered up those insights and many more surprising thoughts at the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation’s (AEDC) 2019 Economic Forecast Luncheon on January 30.
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.
We focus on the last two years of the recession where we present an exercise by region to showcase which boroughs/census areas have fared well and which ones continue to experience difficulties.
In recent years, Alaska’s Native village corporations have been making big economic waves in the state.
This year Subway of Alaska celebrates thirty years in the Last Frontier. Throughout those thirty years, in addition to providing a healthy dining option…
As we do each year, Alaska Business asked industry leaders and public officials to provide us with insight into what they expect to see for the state’s economy in the coming year.