Department of Labor to Participate in Manufacturing Expo & Job Fair Oct. 17


For Immediate Release: Oct. 12, 2018
Information Contact: Jose DeLeon, Idaho Department of Labor, (208) 364-7781 ext. 3620

Job seekers are encouraged to attend an event at the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa Oct. 17, from 3 – 6 p.m., as part of the MADE HERE! EXPO & JOB FAIR in support of National Manufacturing Day and Idaho Manufacturing Month.

At least half of the 75 plus exhibitors representing manufacturing and related industries will be recruiting workers during the event. The expo, organized by Southwest Idaho Manufacturers’ Alliance, also targets parents, teachers and students with interactive displays, information about the modern manufacturing environment and the numerous career opportunities available in the industry.

Several postsecondary educational institutions will be on hand to answer questions and provide information about majors, certificate programs and additional learning opportunities. The Department of Labor will staff a booth to share information about the ApprenticeshipIdaho program and other department services for job seekers.

Highlights include the STEM Revolution, Idaho Virtual Reality Council and VR1 Gaming interactive exhibits, the College of Southern Idaho’s mobile cheesemaking lab, robotics and drone demonstrations, and interactive CAT equipment simulator.

This fourth annual event is sponsored by manufacturers, businesses, government entities, educational institutions and related organizations.

Job seekers should bring resumes and be prepared to discuss job opportunities with potential employers. For details about the expo, go to

Find tips for writing resumes and completing applications in the guide, Maximize Your Job Search, found on the Department of Labor website at Download tips in PDF format at Resume Tips and Job Application Tips.

Customers with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation to participate can contact Tiffany Englar, Southwest Idaho Manufacturers’ Alliance, (208) 550-9296. To access the Idaho Relay Service for the deaf and hard of hearing, dial 711.


The Southwest Idaho Manufacturers’ Alliance (SWI-MA) was founded in the fall of 2013 through efforts of local manufacturing company executives and public sector partners recognizing the unique challenges and opportunities of manufacturing in southwest Idaho. SWI-MA is focused on knowledge sharing, collaboration and advocacy to influence a manufacturing environment that creates benefits for the industry and the community. To learn more, visit their website at