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Recruiting: Alaska

Recruiting requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Gloria Ju


  • The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development provides employers with recruitment services, including a job bank. See Methods and Sources.
  • Alaska prohibits employers from deceiving an individual into working for them. See False Representations in Recruiting.
  • State law prohibiting discrimination applies to all employers regardless of size subject to very limited exceptions. See Alaska Human Rights Law.
  • Private employers in Alaska are not required to establish affirmative action programs, but state contractors, executive government agencies and school districts have affirmative action obligations. See Affirmative Action.
  • Employers that recruit minors must comply with state child labor laws. See Underage Workers.
  • If an employer chooses to recruit an independent contractor instead of an employee, the employer must ensure it understands the differences between the two. See Independent Contractors.