Accessing skilled job seekers
The Alaska Labor Exchange System (ALEXsys)currently contains the resumes of thousands of active job seekers with training and skills that may match your recruitment needs. The One-Stop Job Center system is an excellent source of skilled workers in your community. Developing relationships with your Rapid Response team can also benefit you during hiring phases as the team will have up-to-date information on skilled workers looking for employment in your area.
Rights and responsibilities under employment laws and regulations
Elaws Advisors help you understand your rights and responsibilities under the employment laws and regulations, such as the WARN Act, administered by the Department of Labor (DOL). Each Advisor imitates the interaction you might have with an employment law expert. The Advisors ask questions and provide answers based on your responses.
Government reporting requirements
Under certain conditions, the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act requires employers to give their workers 60 days notice before a plant closing or mass layoff. All employers are encouraged to provide notice to the State Dislocated Worker Unit as quickly as possible. Some States also have plant closure laws, and those state laws may impose additional requirements. If you are an employer facing the prospect of a layoff, contact your State Dislocated Worker Unit immediately to find out more information on notice requirements in your area.
Small Business Administration
The Small Business Administration provides assistance and information on starting your business, financing your business, managing your business, and business opportunities.
Small Business Development Centers
The Small Business Development Centers foster, promote and assist the growth and development of small businesses in the State of Alaska through a multi-faceted business assistance program.
The Layoff Aversion Guidebook that is put out by the U.S. Department of Labor.
State of Alaska, DOLWD programs and services:
Employment Security Tax: http://labor.alaska.gov/estax
Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA)
With many American jobs being lost due to foreign trade and the phenomenon commonly known as "off shoring," the federal government provides additional services to workers whose jobs are lost due to foreign trade or shifts in production out of the United States. While not all job loss due to foreign competition meets the requirements of the Trade Act, the Rapid Response team will work with your company to provide information on Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) and the benefits the workers can receive if your company is certified as trade-affected. Your company, the Rapid Response team, or the workers themselves can file a trade petition with the United States Department of Labor. More information on the Trade Act program and it’s benefits can be located at https://jobs.alaska.gov/taa