Working in Juneau

Not surprisingly, because Juneau is the capital of the State of Alaska, the government sector is the largest source of employment, with state government having the largest workforce by far. With government come many business and cultural opportunities. Most local businesses are open year round, but many associated with tourism are only open from May through September.

Job Sectors

The economy of Juneau has grown and changed over the years and the industries that support the economy have also changed. Juneau started out as a mining town, but once Alaska decided that Juneau would be the Capital then the state became the biggest employer in Juneau. Here are the main industries in Juneau.

  • Public Administration
  • Educational Services
  • Construction
  • Accomodation and Food Services
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services
  • Health Care
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations

Job Sites

Vocational Training and Resource Center

Offers low cost vocational classes and computer training. Computer classes include introductions to basic office software and business writing.

3239 Hospital Drive
Juneau, Alaska 99801
907.463.7375 phone
907.463.7321 fax
800.344.1432 x7375 toll

Juneau Job Center

Free walk-in vocational counseling and resource room access from 8am-5pm Monday through Friday. The Job Center also has workshops on communication skills, employee expectations and more. The Job Center is open to working with employers on skills training workshops.

10002 Glacier Hwy, Suite 100
Juneau, AK 99801-8569
Phone: 465-4562
Fax: 465-2984
Job Seekers:

The Learning Connection

Small group instruction or one-on-one tutoring at four locations in Juneau as well as in communities throughout Southeast Alaska. TLC's adult education services include helping people find and keep a job, work with computers, and improve their reading, writing, and math skills.

210 Ferry Way
Juneau, AK 99801
(907) 586-6806 (voice)
(907) 463-3811 (fax)


JobX puts 16-24 year olds to work in subsidized positions while offering support and training needed to help youth learn how to become good employees.

210 Ferry Way
Juneau, Alaska 99801
Phone: 907-586-5718
Fax: 907-586-5673