News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DATE: November 17, 1999 CONTACT: LeRoy Davis
NO: 00-20 PHONE: (907) 465-5934

New Web Site Helps Alaska’s Employers and Job Seekers

Ed Flanagan, Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, announced today that the Employment Security Division has redesigned a web site to provide the fastest and latest information for Alaska’s employers and job seekers. With just a few clicks at www.jobs.state.ak.us, anyone can access information about the Alaska Job Center Network (AJCN) to find where the latest jobs are, what the state’s economy looks like, and where to find job training opportunities, among other valuable information sources.

"The broad range of links and widespread sources of information on this site reflects our commitment to Alaska’s workers and employers," said Commissioner Flanagan. AJCN was set up by a federal grant to consolidate and streamline employment and training services for the public.

Divided into six categories, Employer Connection, Job Seeker Resources, Training and Assistance, Labor Market Information, and AJCN Staff Resources, the site features easy to navigate "pop-up" menus under each category. The Employer Connection offers information about how to recruit qualified workers by listing job openings in each Alaska Job Center across the state on Alaska’s Job Bank and across the nation on America’s Job Bank. The job banks typically list thousands of jobs on any given day, and employers can post their openings directly online. Employers can also find everything they need to know about the labor market in Alaska, including data on wage rates, current company policies, and labor force estimates and distribution.

The Job Seekers Resources site features direct links to the Alaska Job Bank, where jobs are posted by region, job type or both throughout the state. Job seekers may also directly link to information on military recruiting, local government jobs, plus access classifieds ads and up to date information on apprenticeship opportunities, federal jobs, seafood industry jobs, the state’s University system, state troopers, and Workplace Alaska, the listing for the State of Alaska jobs. Workers who need training and education can find information to help them improve their job skills, increasing their chances for better jobs.

For more information about the new web site, contact LeRoy Davis, Assistant Director, Employment Services, in Juneau, at (907) 465-5934.

 

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