- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 36. Public Contracts
- Chapter 10. Employment Preference
- Section 140. Eligibility For Preference.
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AS 36.10.140. Eligibility For Preference.
- (a) A person is eligible for an employment preference under this chapter if the person certifies eligibility as required
by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, is a resident, and
- (1) is receiving unemployment benefits under AS 23.20 or would be
eligible to receive benefits but has exhausted them;
- (2) is not working and has registered to find work with a public or private employment agency or a local hiring hall;
- (3) is underemployed or marginally employed as defined by the department; or
- (4) has completed a job-training program approved by the department and is either not employed or is engaged in employment
that does not use the skills acquired in the job-training program.
- (b) In approving job-training programs under (a) of this section, the department shall use information and findings from
other state and federal agencies as much as possible.
- (c) An employer subject to a resident hiring requirement under this chapter shall certify that persons employed as
residents under the preference were eligible for the preference at the time of hiring.
- (d) A labor organization that dispatches members for work on a public works project under a collective bargaining
agreement shall certify that persons dispatched as residents to meet a preference were eligible for the preference at
the time of dispatch.
- (e) An employer or labor organization may request assistance from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development in
verifying the eligibility of an applicant for a hiring preference under this chapter.
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