Alaska’s ferry system expands hiring efforts after identifying problems with recruiting and retention

“This is a good job. This is one of the best jobs I ever had,” said Earling Walli, regional director of the Inlandboatmen’s Union of the Pacific, the largest of Alaska’s ferry unions. “But you need to get paid and need guaranteed work. So, I think at this point, the Marine Highway can only go up. We hit rock bottom.”

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