Alaska’s employment outlook

econ trends minimum wageFor decades people came to Alaska for good paying jobs, but what’s the outlook now for the future of our labor economy? With declining oil revenue, what will a great job in Alaska look like 10 years from now? How does this current downturn compare to past financial trouble?

The Alaska Economic Trends wages report is available online.

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HOST: Lori Townsend

GUESTS:

  • Heidi Drygas, Labor Commissioner
  • Neal Fried, state economist

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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.

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Lori Townsend is the News Director for Alaska Public Media. She has worked in print and broadcast journalism for nearly 30 years. Radio brought her to Alaska, where she worked as a broadcast trainer for Native fellowship students at Koahnic Broadcasting before accepting a reporting/host position with APRN in 2003. APRN merged with Alaska Public Media a year later. Through her freelance work, she has produced news and feature stories nationally and internationally for Independent Native News, National Native News, NPR , Pacifica, Monitor Radio, Radio Netherlands and AIROS. Townsend is the recipient of numerous awards for her work from the Alaska Press Club, the Native American Journalists Association and a gold and a silver reel award from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters.