The state Department of Labor and Workforce Development expects overall employment to increase slightly this year, with some industries growing, some dipping slightly and some, like construction, remaining flat.
Construction spending in Alaska is set to continue a pattern of stability this year, with an increase of 4 percent to $7.1 billion, according to an annual University of Alaska Anchorage forecast.
It was like two freight trains headed for collision, neither one yielding track.
ANCHORAGE With an estimated $7 billion in total spending for 2007, it was a banner year for the construction industry in Alaska.
Add a new group to the Pebble Mine debate. Last week at a meeting of the Resource Development Council in Anchorage, Dick Cattanach, executive director of the Associated General Contractors, announced the formation of Truth About Pebble, a nonprofit organization ?to inform and educate Alaskans about the Pebble Project,? he said in a press release.
ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Gary Abernathy has his work cut out for him.
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