For Immediate Release: May 18, 2021
Media Contact: Bob Vetter, 208-332-3571 x 3913
Southwest District Health Department to offer free Covid-19 vaccine shots
The number of Idaho employers looking for employees at an outdoor hiring event in Caldwell this week has grown from 70 businesses to more than 100 with 3,000 jobs to fill.
The four-hour event starts at 10 a.m. and will run until 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 19 at the GALS Quad softball fields, 4700 Skyway St., in Caldwell.
Large employers including Ada County, St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, St. Luke’s Hospital, Amazon and Capitol Distributing are looking for electrical engineers, certified medical assistants, maintenance technicians, superintendents, security staff, warehouse associates, forklift drivers, custodians, customer service reps, landscaping staff and more.
Many of the jobs pay between $11 and $29 per hour and include benefits. Several employers are offering signing bonuses.
The Idaho National Guard will be on hand to set up a free Covid-19 vaccination station sponsored by the Southwest District Health Department.
Idaho is the first state in the nation to see nonfarm job growth recover to and exceed pre-pandemic levels. Seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs were up 1.4% over March of 2020. Six industries showing the greatest job gains include financial activities (+9.4%) construction (+7%) and trade, transportation and utilities (+5.0%).
Registered nurses, retail and wholesale salespersons top the list of online job postings by volume. Computer and math occupations also represent a sizable share (6 percent) of all job openings. Some of the hardest-to-fill jobs include software developers and skilled trade jobs like production employees, maintenance and repair workers, and automotive technicians.
Caldwell’s outdoor hiring event is one of many job fairs scheduled throughout the state for the remaining weeks of May and are part of the state’s efforts to help Idahoans return to work.
The jobs offered in hiring events next week are in all industries and cover several occupations. For a full list of job fairs – both virtual and online – workshops and other job seeking activities, visit the department’s calendar of events at labor.idaho.gov/calendar.
Other scheduled job fairs include:
- Post Falls
Tuesday, May 18, noon to 4 p.m.
Post Falls Labor office, 600 N. Thornton St.
(208) 457-8789AES is looking for shipping assistants, mechanical assembly staff, soldering staff, warehouse workers, cabinet assembling experts and more to work in the Post Falls area.
- Lewiston, Nampa, St. Anthony
Thursday, May 20, 9 a.m. to Noon
Virtual Job Fair – idaho.statevirtualjobfair.com/juvenile
(208) 799-5000The Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections has 23 job openings for rehabilitation technicians and trainees. Job seekers can apply online from the virtual fair webpage.
- Twin Falls
Friday, May 21, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Magic Valley Mall
1485 Pole Line Road East
Up to 30 employers at the Magic Valley Mall are looking for workers 16 years of age and older to hire for several positions throughout the mall.
Labor’s local offices are reopening across the state and mobile locations are beginning to set hours. Job seekers can make appointments to meet with workforce consultants who can help with resume writing, applying for jobs, mock interviews, connections to community resources, job training assistance and more. Staff will also continue to help businesses list job openings, collect applications and recruit employees. Contact a local Labor office near you at labor.idaho.gov/directory.