December 19, 2019 (Washington, D.C.) – Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy today shared the following statement on the progress made in the transaction of BP’s Alaska assets to Hilcorp Alaska:
“We are glad to hear that BP and Hilcorp Alaska are committed to finding employment opportunities for those impacted by the transaction. Since the announcement in August, the majority of BP’s employees have accepted positions with Hilcorp Alaska – this is an assuring outlook at their commitment to a strong Alaskan workforce. I am optimistic that any Alaskan looking for employment in our growing oil and gas sector will find the right opportunity with the continued growth and investment on the North Slope,” said Governor Mike Dunleavy. “I will continue to monitor and evaluate this transaction and work with both BP and Hilcorp to ensure Alaskans are well advantaged as this deal progresses.”
The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development has several programs in place to continue efforts with BP to find proper placement for Alaskan’s affected by the transition.
“Representatives from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development are working closely with BP to ensure that the affected employees have the tools and information needed to transition to reemployment with as little disruption as possible. Our rapid response services include opportunities for retraining, unemployment insurance services, as well as connecting prospective employees with the employer community,” said Dr. Tamika L. Ledbetter, DOLWD Commissioner.