Idaho Department of Labor Releases Rexburg Area Service Plan

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: Sept. 5, 2019
Information Contact: Georgia Smith, (208) 332-3570 ext. 2102

The Idaho Department of Labor has implemented its new service model in the Rexburg area, providing direct mobile services to Rexburg, Driggs, St. Anthony and Ashton.

Labor staff will offer walk-in hours and appointment times in all four communities with the same services staff have traditionally provided. Those include resume writing, applying for jobs, filing for unemployment insurance benefits, mock interviews, connections to community resources, job training assistance and more. Staff will also continue to serve businesses with listing open jobs, collecting applications, connecting to resources and assisting with recruitment.

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 Rexburg for face-to-face service while expanding our reach to surrounding populations.”

Services for job seekers and employers are offered on a regular schedule:

 Mondays – Rexburg
Teton River Business Center, 343 E. 4th N., Suite 232
8 a.m.-5 p.m., office hours

Tuesdays – Driggs
Teton GeoTourism Center, 60 S. Main St.
10 a.m.-2 p.m., office hours

Wednesdays – St. Anthony
St. Anthony City Building, Council Chambers, 420 N. Bridge St.
10 a.m.-2 p.m., office hours

Thursdays – Ashton
Ashton Public Library, 925 Main St.
10 a.m.-2 p.m., office hours

Fridays – Rexburg
Teton River Business Center, 343 E. 4th N., Suite 232
8 a.m.-noon, 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 team is excited to work in these communities to provide the same quality services as they did in the Rexburg location.”

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