Idaho Department of Labor Releases Bonners Ferry Area Service Plan

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: Oct. 2, 2019
Information Contact: Darlene Carnopis, (208) 332-3570 ext. 3439

The Idaho Department of Labor has implemented its new service model in the Bonners Ferry area, providing direct mobile services to Bonners Ferry, Moyie Springs and Naples.

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

“Naples and Moyie Springs are just two of the places that will be getting localized service from the Idaho Department of Labor for the first time with this new model,” Revier said. “With the help of outstanding community organizations who have generously lent us space, we look forward to reaching even more Idahoans who are eligible for our services than ever before.”

Services for job seekers and employers are offered on a regular schedule in the following locations:

Mondays – Bonners Ferry
Bonners Ferry Visitor Center Meeting Room, 6373 Bonner St.
8:30 a.m.-noon and 1-4:30 p.m., office hours

Tuesdays – Bonners Ferry
Bonners Ferry Visitor Center Meeting Room, 6373 Bonner St.
8:30 a.m.-noon, office hours

Wednesdays – Moyie Springs City Hall
Moyie Springs City Hall Council Room, 3331 E. Roosevelt Road
8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., office hours

Thursdays – Naples
South Boundary Fire Station #1, 20 Schoolhouse Road
9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., office hours

Fridays – Bonners Ferry
Bonners Ferry Visitor Center Meeting Room, 6373 Bonner 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.

“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 Bonners Ferry location.”

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