Idaho Department of Labor Releases Service Plan for Payette, Emmett and Mountain Home areas

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: Sept. 20, 2019
Information Contact: Georgia Smith, (208) 332-3570 ext. 2102

The Idaho Department of Labor has implemented its new service model in the Payette, Emmett and Mountain Home areas, providing direct mobile services to nine communities.

Labor staff will offer walk-in hours and appointment times in these 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.

“Our footprint is larger than ever as we expand into new communities who have never had the opportunity for localized services,” Revier said. “This has only been possible because of the generosity of the community organizations providing needed space. We will return this kindness with outstanding face-to-face service for all Idahoans.”

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

EMMETT AREA:
Mondays – Emmett
Emmett Public Library, 275 S. Hayes Ave.
8 a.m.-5 p.m., office hours

Tuesdays – Star
Ada County Free Library – Star Branch, 10706 W. State St., Suite D
10 a.m.-2 p.m., office hours

Wednesdays – Horseshoe Bend
City of Horseshoe Bend, 112 Ada St.
9 a.m.-1 p.m., office hours

Thursdays – Star
Ada County Free Library – Star Branch, 10706 W. State St., Suite D
Noon.-4 p.m., office hours

Fridays – Emmett
Emmett Public Library, 275 S. Hayes Ave.
8 a.m.-noon, office hours

MOUNTAIN HOME AREA:
Mondays – Mountain Home
Mountain Home Public Library, 790 N. 10th E. St.
9 a.m.-5 p.m., office hours

Tuesdays – Glenns Ferry
Glenns Ferry City Hall, 110 E. 2nd Ave.
9 a.m.-1 p.m., office hours

Wednesdays – Grand View
Eastern Owyhee County Library, 520 Boise Ave.
10 a.m.-2 p.m., office hours

Thursdays – Glenns Ferry
Glenns Ferry City Hall, 110 E. 2nd Ave.
Noon-4 p.m., office hours

Fridays – Mountain Home
Mountain Home Public Library, 790 N. 10th E. St.
9 a.m.-1 p.m., office hours

PAYETTE AREA:
Mondays – Payette
Payette Public Library, 24 S. 10th St.
10 a.m.-5 p.m., office hours

Tuesdays – Payette
Payette Public Library, 24 S. 10th St.
1 p.m.-5 p.m., office hours

Wednesdays – Cambridge
Cambridge Senior Center, 40 N. Superior St.
1 p.m.-4 p.m., office hours

Thursdays – Weiser
Weiser Senior Center, 115 E. Main St.
1 p.m.-4:30 p.m., office hours

Fridays – Weiser
Weiser Senior Center, 115 E. Main St.
8:30 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.

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