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Back to Work: Tourism, truck driving, and commercial fishing

As we do each Monday, we're sharing some workforce opportunities we've found around the country

Last month, U.S. employers added 428,000 jobs, according the to the Department of Labor – while the jobless rate in April remained at 3.6%.

In March, U.S. job openings reached 11.5 million, according to the DOL.

WorkingNation is always searching for job and training opportunities and this week we focus on workforce news in the following five states.

Check it out.

From Alaska: Anchorage Daily News reports that tourists are expected to return to the state and there are jobs that need to be filled.

From Maryland: WJZ reports the Maryland Food Bank has launched new programs targeting unemployment and underemployment.

From Mississippi: The Northside Sun reports a Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) program is offering commercial truck driver training to people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

From New Mexico: Yahoo News! reports a Santa Fe company that processes cremated remains into polished stones has received grant funds to train 15 new employees.

From Washington: The Stand reports after being initiated by the Deep Sea Fisherman’s Union (DSFU), the nation’s first registered apprenticeship program for commercial fishing is underway.

Did you miss our previous Back to Work stories from around the country? Catch up here.