Twice the size of the Lone Star State and known as the Last Frontier, Alaska has come through the recession with a stronger, diversified economy built from jobs in the energy, government, and tourism industries. With more than 300,000 eligible workers living in this state, the pool is plentiful--with qualified individuals who are well trained in the oil and natural gas industry. Many of these potential workers are using job boards but would do better if they had a recruiter to help.
Alaska's economy is dominated by the oil, natural gas, and fishing industries, resources which it has in abundance. Tourism is also a significant part of the economy. In addition to these, other fields that have drawn quality candidates include education, health, hospitality, leisure, and professional businessmen and women. Reporting just over eight percent unemployment in 2009, Alaska is showing strong signs of recovery as more and more businesses are hiring in 2014. With its many islands, Alaska has nearly 34,000 miles of tidal shoreline, an extensive area that is a big draw to those looking for work in the fishing industry to name just one. Those hoping to find work on the Alaskan pipeline and servicemen and women from the multiple military bases turn to recruiters for help.