April 25, 2000             No: 00-45

Contact: LeRoy Davis        Phone:  907.465.5934

Department of Labor and Workforce Development

News Release

MULDOON JOB CENTER CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING
One Stop Center Part of Alaska's Job Center Network

Anchorage--Serving job seekers and employers with job training, job placement, and temporary assistance services all under one roof, the Anchorage Job Center - Muldoon celebrated its grand opening today. Located on 1251 Muldoon Road, Suite 111, the center is part of the Alaska Job Center Network, set up by a U.S. Department of Labor grant to consolidate and streamline employment and training services for the public at convenient sites throughout Alaska.

"This is an opportunity for the public to come and see how we're set up to provide better services, especially for those looking for jobs and employers looking for workers," State Labor Commissioner Ed Flanagan said.

The Anchorage Job Center - Muldoon is one of 21 full and partial service job centers across the state and one of three in Anchorage (a fourth is expected to open next month in Anchorage on 4th and Gambell). The Anchorage Job Center - Muldoon provides an array of employment, training, educational, and social services for job seekers. For employers, job posting and matching are available, as well as information on hiring, human resource management, and unemployment insurance taxes, plus workshops and coordination of special and mass hiring events.

The Anchorage Job Center - Muldoon partner agencies include: the Division of Public Assistance, the Employment Services program, Nine Star Enterprises, a nonprofit that provides adult education and training services, Head Start, an Older Persons Action Group, the International Association of Machinists and their employment and training arm entitled "IAM Cares," the Muldoon Community Development Corporation, a community center, as well as a telephone connection to the Unemployment Insurance Call Center. Partners who are signed on to provide future services include Child Care Connection, the Municipality of Anchorage Workforce Development, and the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. The center's most popular feature is the resource room equipped with a state-of-the-art computer system to serve customers with the use of the Internet and other job seeking tools and methods.

A formal ribbon cutting ceremony is planned for a future date. For more information on the Muldoon Job Center, contact LeRoy Davis in Juneau at 465-5934, or link to www.jobs.ak.us

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