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Alaska minimum wage rises to $8.75 an hour Tuesday

...About 9 percent of jobs - or 28,000 - paid $9.75 or less, he said by email.Affected industries include seafood processing and restaurants, he said.The increase to $8.75 an hour, Alaska's first minimum wage hike in just over five...
Stevens on the ballot for southern, central Kenai Peninsula

...personal involvement with Alaska fisheries began in 1970, when he came to Alaska to work at Northern Processors, a seafood processing company owned by his family in Old Harbor. After being elected to the House, Stevens was appointed to co-chair...
Alaska senators take another crack at J-1 visa program

...that would enable Alaska's seafood processing industry to once again hire...individuals are hired by the seafood processing industry each year. In 2011...outside of Alaska.Pacific Seafood Processing Association Vice President...
Coastal program worked for Alaska

...program didn't help just oil and gas projects. It included the massive development of Dutch Harbor industrial seafood processing facilities, improvements to Southeast fishing facilities, and numerous new mining projects. There were many improvements...

...available as well, growing that industry by 2.5 percent.Construction and manufacturing, which includes the seafood processing industry, is expected to grow by $190 million, or 5 percent in 2013. Tied to that growth will be 1,200 new...
Non-residents top list in seasonal jobs

...states that there are about 500 seafood processing job openings across the state...which he says is common in the seafood processing business.Alaska Glacier Seafoods...consistent over the years. She said seafood processing has the highest nonresident...
Alaska unemployment rate edges up

...gaining jobs in the year were mining, logging, mostly in its oil and gas area, and manufacturing, mostly in seafood processing.The only area to lose jobs, other than government, was in financial activities - down 300 jobs.
Tourism industry pleads for more money

...that until this year, tourism had been the only growing industry in a city which has seen a decline in logging and seafood processing, while fishing remained flat. "In 2009, members of my organization estimated that their business lost on average...
Proposed coastal plan gives borough less say

...ramps, etc.), natural hazards (such as anti-erosion efforts), recreation and coastal access, fishing and seafood processing, and sand and gravel extraction. And the document includes guidance policies that are not enforceable and cannot...
Inlet halibut harder to find

...everything for themselves," he said. "It's a federally-managed fish. What we need is to eliminate all the large seafood processing companies interests out of this." Jackie Eisenberg, head of the halibut and black cod long line fleet operations...


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