Idaho Department of Labor Releases Service Plan for Meridian and McCall Areas

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: Oct. 23, 2019
Information Contact: Georgia Smith, (208) 332-3570 ext. 2102

The Idaho Department of Labor has implemented its new service model in the Meridian and McCall areas, providing direct mobile services to eight 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 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.

In the Meridian area:
Mondays – Meridian
Meridian Library District, 1326 W. Cherry Lane
9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., office hours

Tuesdays – Eagle
Eagle Public Library – 100 N. Stierman Way
Noon-4 p.m., office hours

Wednesdays – Meridian
Meridian Library District, 1326 W. Cherry Lane
1 p.m.-4:30 p.m., office hours

Thursdays – Kuna
Kuna Library District, 457 N. Locust Ave.
9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., office hours

Fridays – Garden City
Garden City Public Library, 6015 N. Glenwood St.
9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., office hours

In the McCall area:
Mondays – McCall
Valley County Annex, 550 Deinhard Lane
9 a.m.-noon; 1-5 p.m., office hours

Tuesdays – Cascade
Valley County Courthouse, 219 Main St.
10 a.m.-1 p.m., office hours

Wednesdays – New Meadows
Meadows Valley Community Center, 102 Peterson Memorial
10 a.m.-1 p.m., office hours

Thursdays – Council
EMS Building, 106 Industrial Ave.
10 a.m.-1 p.m., office hours

Fridays – McCall
Valley County Annex, 550 Deinhard Lane
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.

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