Idaho Department of Labor Releases Latah County Service Plan

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: July 30, 2019
Information Contact: Darlene Carnopis, darlene.carnopis@labor.idaho.gov

Moscow – The Idaho Department of Labor has implemented its new service model in Latah County, providing direct mobile services to Moscow, Troy, Potlatch and Kendrick.

Labor staff will offer the same services they have traditionally provided in all four communities through walk-in hours and appointment times. Those services include resume writing, applying for jobs, filing for unemployment insurance benefits, mock interviews, connections to community resources, job training assistance and more.

Jani Revier, Labor director, said many rural citizens who have not traditionally had easy access to in-person Labor services should be better served by this model.

“We are now serving communities that have never had these services offered near their homes,” Revier said. “We want to thank all the community organizations who graciously lent us space to make this program possible. We are happy to say we will continue to provide opportunities in Moscow for face-to-face service while expanding our reach to surrounding populations.”

Services from Labor will be offered on a regular schedule:

Monday – Moscow
Disability Action Center, 505 N. Main St.
8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., office hours

Tuesday – Potlatch
Potlatch Library, 1010 Onaway Road
11 a.m. – 4 p.m., office hours

Wednesday – Troy
Troy Library, 402 S. Main St.
12:30 – 4:30 p.m., office hours

Thursday – Moscow
Disability Action Center, 505 N. Main St.
12:30 – 4:30 p.m., office hours

Friday – Kendrick
Kendrick Fire Hall, 600 E. Main St.
9 a.m. – 1 p.m., office hours

Federal funding for Labor services has dropped 47 percent in the past 10 years while requirements for funded programs have become more stringent.

This model, with decentralized service in more communities, satisfies those requirements and saves taxpayers money without sacrificing any personnel or services that citizens rely on.

“This model invests in people, not places,” Revier said. “Our Moscow team has years of experience in the region and is intimately familiar with the challenges each community faces. We have the utmost confidence that through their hard work the people of Latah County will continue to be well-served by this department.”

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