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Job Skills Boot Camp

On March 8, the Live. Work. Play. Workforce Development Area of Focus will be kicking off a series of “Job Skills Boot Camps” in neighborhoods with high unemployment. These half-day workshops are designed to provide soft skill and professionalism training for job...

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Making our trails safer

On Wednesday, Jan. 25, the Live. Work. Play. Community Safety and Trails Areas of Focus joined forces to put on a first-ever Green Dot training for Trail Watch volunteers and trail enthusiasts. Green Dot is a nationwide, safe bystander intervention training. Over 40...

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Immigrants have $2 billion impact on Anchorage economy

The One Anchorage One Economy Area of Focus, along with the Welcoming Anchorage project, is dedicated to making sure all of Anchorage’s residents are full participants in the economy, regardless of background, in order for the city to realize its full economic...

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Submit your summer job opportunities

Do you offer summer jobs or internships through your organization? Do you struggle to access a wide pool of potential job seekers to fill seasonal positions? Live. Work. Play.’s Workforce Development Area of Focus is introducing an online Summer Job Opportunity Pool....

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Live. Work. Play. February events

Live. Work. Play. February events Workforce Development Area of Focus Meeting, Wednesday Feb. 8, 3:30-5 p.m. (AEDC Board Room) Creative Placemaking Area of Focus Meeting, Wednesday Feb. 15, 3-4:30 p.m. (Church of Love) Health/Wellness on Trails Subcommittee Meeting,...

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2017 AEDC Economic Forecast reports now available!

Thank you to all the attendees who joined us at the 2017 Economic Forecast Luncheon! It was a sold-out crowd and we appreciate everyone that took the time out of their busy schedules to join us! If you were able to attend, please tell us what you thought! Click...

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Neighborhood Development Project Q&A

The public is invited to an event on Monday, Jan. 23, to introduce a new unique mixed-use neighborhood development project on Alaska Railroad land in lower downtown Anchorage. A Kick-off presentation and Q&A is scheduled for noon at the Historic Depot (411 W....

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Live. Work. Play. January events

Live. Work. Play. January events Education / Workforce Development Area of Focus: Wednesday, Jan. 11, 3:30 - 5 p.m., AEDC Boardroom Community Safety Area of Focus: Tuesday, Jan. 17, 3:30 - 5 p.m., AEDC Boardroom Housing Area of Focus: Wednesday, Jan. 18, 8:30 -10...

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November Anchorage Employment Figures Released

Anchorage November Unemployment Increases Slightly From October The ninth edition of the 2016 AEDC Employment Report, sponsored by First National Bank Alaska, has just been released. This November, unemployment in Anchorage was at 5.3 percent, a 0.2 percent increase...

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Latest Anchorage Employment Figures Released

Anchorage YTD employment declines compared to 2015, but job numbers rise slightly in October The eighth edition of the 2016 AEDC Employment Report, sponsored by First National Bank Alaska, has just been released. This October, unemployment in Anchorage was at 5.1...

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Live. Work. Play. December events

Live. Work. Play. December events Dec. 7: Peterson Tower Holiday Party, 5-7 p.m., 510 L Street Dec. 8: Community Safety Area of Focus meeting, 3:30 – 5 p.m., AEDC Board Room Dec. 14: Education/Workforce Development Area of Focus meeting, 3:30-5 p.m., AEDC Board Room...

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Take the 2016 Business Confidence Index Survey

Our 9th annual Business Confidence Index survey has just launched. The BCI survey is extremely important to help us gather data about what businesses consider obstacles in the local economy, and to measure Anchorage business confidence entering 2017. The more...

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