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Alaska Labor Market Outlook Conference, September 29, 2016, Anchorage, AK

Event Information

When: Thursday, September 29, 2016
Where: Anchorage Midtown Job Center, 3301 Eagle Street, Room 104
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE

The U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (“BLS”) is pleased to announce a half-day conference open to employers, labor organizations, governmental and non-profit agencies featuring a labor market and jobs outlook for Alaska at the Anchorage Midtown Job Center Room 104 from 9:00 am until noon. Space is limited; those interested in attending should pre-register by clicking the registration link above and following the on-screen instructions..

Featured speakers include: Richard Holden, Bureau of Labor Statistics who will address labor market trends in the U.S. and Alaska; Marcus Hartley, Principal of Northern Economics, who will speak on the impact and benefit of reliable data and Neal Fried, Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development economist, who will review projected job growth in key Alaska industries and sectors..

Richard Holden is Assistant Commissioner for Regional Operations, Bureau of Labor Statistics, located in San Francisco where he oversees 170 economics staff that collect, analyze, and produce information on labor markets, prices, and working conditions. Since 1982, Marcus Hartley has been President and Principal Economist at Northern Economics. Much of his work focuses on the development of models that effectively integrate large quantities of data from diverse sources to inform major projects and policy issues. Neal Fried has been an economist with the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development for over 30 years. He’s authored more than 200 articles on the state’s economy and conducts dozens of economic presentations a year to a wide variety of audiences.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics is the principal Federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions and price changes in the economy. Its mission is to collect, analyze and disseminate essential economic information to support public and private decision-making.

For more questions regarding this event, please contact Dr. John Lund, Regional Representative to US Labor Secretary Thomas Perez at 206-757-6743 or


9:00 a.m.

Welcome, Introductions of Speakers: Greg Cashen, Deputy Labor Commissioner

9:15 a.m.

Labor Market Trends and Outlook for Alaska: Richard Holden, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

10:15 a.m.


10:30 a.m.

The Impacts and Benefits of Reliable Data: Marcus Hartley, Northern Economics

11:15 a.m.

Job Projections for Key Alaska Economic Sectors: Neal Fried, Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development