Rep. Chris Tuck
Rep. Chris Tuck

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September 6, 2011

Senate Labor & Commerce Committee to Hold Hearing on Oil Industry Hiring Practices

Dear Neighbors,

As your representative in the Alaska Legislature one of my highest priorities has been to promote local hire in Alaska.

I am excited to report this Thursday, September 8th, the Senate Labor and Commerce Committee will hold a public hearing in Anchorage to discuss ways to increase the percentage of Alaskans employed in the oil industry.

While hiring in the oil industry is at near record levels, Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development statistics show that over half of new-hires are from out of state. It is important for the Governor and Legislature to hear from the public that changes to our tax structure must guarantee Alaskans get hired for Alaska jobs.

The oil and gas industry is the highest paying industry in Alaska and I know plenty of Alaskans who would love to work those jobs, but are not afforded the opportunity.

That is why I introduced House Bill 82, which will provide oil production tax incentives to encourage companies to hire Alaska residents. Alaska already has similar laws on the books for the motion picture industry, why not extend the incentives to other industries? Alaska's resources should benefit Alaskans with high paying jobs so we may better provide for our families and keep money flowing in our great state.

Please consider attending the hearing. Public testimony will be taken at 5:30 PM, so you will have the opportunity to make your voice heard. If you are unable to attend in person you can also listen in at

Senate Labor and Commerce Committee
Anchorage Legislative Information Office
716 West 4th Avenue, Second Floor Conference Room

Thursday, September 8
1:30-3:30 Invited Testimony
5:30-7:30 Public Testimony

Thank you for taking the time to read this update. By staying involved in the process, we really are making a difference.

Warm regards,

[signed] Chris Tuck
Chris Tuck
Alaska State Representative
District 29 – Anchorage

Tuck's Tips:

Job Training Available at the Alaska Process Industry Careers Consortium

If you are interested in a job in the petroleum industry, please go to the Alaska Process Industry Careers Consortium website at I am proud to be a member of the board at APICC, where we work to help prepare Alaskans for careers in oil and gas production, transportation and refining, mining, power generation, water quality management, and shore based processing.

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