Monthly Archives: October 2021

Multi-Employer Hiring Event Set for Nov. 4 in Meridian


For Immediate Release: Oct. 29, 2021
Media Contact: Joe Goitiandia,

Nearly 30 Idaho employers, including H&R Block, Amazon, Boise State University and many more, will be at a multi-employer hiring event Thursday, Nov. 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Ten Mile Christian Church, 3500 W. Franklin Road in Meridian. 

Open positions include customer service representatives, retail sales associates, hospitality workers, direct support professionals, health care workers, warehouse packers and associates, and route drivers. Some positions include the opportunity to work remotely. Continue reading

Idaho’s September Unemployment Rate Stays at 2.9%


For Immediate Release: Oct. 22, 2021
Media Contact: Craig Shaul, or Karen Jarboe Singletary,

Idaho map - unemployment rate by county September 2021Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 2.9% in September, unchanged from August.

The state’s labor force grew by 1,270 (0.1%) people to 906,191. This is the second largest over-the-month increase this year. Despite this increase, the labor force participation rate decreased by 0.1 percentage points to 62.4%.

Total employment grew to 880,283, up 0.2% (1,917), while total unemployment dropped 2.4% (-647) to 25,908.

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Idahoans Receive Awards for Volunteerism and Philanthropy


For Immediate Release: Oct. 22, 2021
Media Contact: Renee Bade, Renee Bade

More than 40 Idahoans will be honored at the Idaho Philanthropy Day award presentations in November at regional celebrations.

“Idaho’s volunteers provide enormous benefits to our people and communities across the state. It is important that we take the time to recognize those individuals who give so much back to our state by volunteering their time and talent to improve the lives of those around them,” Gov. Brad Little said.

Winners were chosen by the Idaho Philanthropy Day judges committee after studying each nomination to decide which ones best encompass the spirit of philanthropy including time, talent, treasure and involvement in the community. Continue reading

Idaho Labor Hosting Teleperformance Job Fair Oct. 20 in Boise


For Immediate Release: Oct. 15, 2021
Media Contact: Anthony DeVille,

Teleperformance USA will be recruiting workers at the Boise Idaho Department of Labor office, 317 W. Main St., on Oct. 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The company is looking for customer service representatives and a social media content moderator. It currently has 39 job openings at its Boise facility.

Several positions allow people to work from home.

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Around Idaho: Economic Activity in September 2021

Information provided in these news updates is from professional sources, news releases, weekly and daily newspapers, television and other media.

Northern Idaho
North Central Idaho
Southwestern Idaho
South Central Idaho
Eastern Idaho


NORTHERN IDAHO – Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kootenai & Shoshone counties

Kootenai County

  • A large mixed-use project is planned for the 33-acre Landing at Post Falls development on the banks of the Spokane River. According to the Post Falls Urban Renewal Agency, at least three separate developers are planning to build on the site, which includes plans for at least 548 residential units and substantial office and commercial space. Source: Journal of Business
  • A public charter school, Elevate Academy North, is being developed in Post Falls with plans to open in time for the 2022-23 school year. The school will specialize in career technical skills and will initially serve around 310 students. Source: Journal of Business

Openings – Coeur d’Alene

  • GEICO Insurance
  • McCormick’s Flooring
  • Simply Being Bazaar
  • Golf Island

Post Falls

  • DNA Electric & Fabrication


  • Kaffee Meister, regional economist
Idaho Department of Labor
(208) 457-8789 ext. 4451

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National Apprenticeship Week Set for Nov. 15-21

National Apprenticeship Week Nov. 15-21, 2021 logo

Idaho business and labor leaders, educational institutions, state agencies and workforce centers will spend National Apprenticeship Week 2021 coming up with new strategies and creative ideas for tapping apprenticeships as a way to meet the talent needs of employers.

First observed in November 2015, National Apprenticeship Week celebrates the role of apprenticeship in helping workers earn while they learn and grow the economy.

Nationally, 221,000 people enrolled in one of 26,000 active registered apprenticeship programs in fiscal year 2020. Nearly 3,143 of the active programs were new. The total number of workers enrolled in reached  636,000 with more than 82,000 apprentices graduating from the system.

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