For Immediate Release: July 18, 2022
Media Contact: Monico.Sanchez@labor.idaho.gov
Open job opportunities in skilled trades and funding information to help people pay for required training will be available at a career and job fair Aug. 2, from 9 a.m. to noon at the College of Western Idaho Micron Education Center, 5725 E. Franklin Road, Nampa.
Among the 25 employers participating in the half-day event are Guerdon, Knife River Corp., Mountain West Division, Idaho Milk Transport, NxEdge, Tradesmen International and Darigold-Idaho. These companies and a dozen more want to hire and train carpenters, roofers, electricians, bridge workers, apprentices, machinists and several other tradespeople.
Funding is available to help pay for training through programs like Idaho Launch (idaholaunch.com), which offers qualified applicants 90% of tuition costs for approved programs.
Idaho Department of Labor staff and their agency partners will be on hand to explore career options, opportunities and financial training support available to job seekers.
Applicants should bring their resumes and be ready to discuss their skills and qualifications for the job in an interview. For a full list of employers, visit Idaho Labor’s calendar of events.
Online assistance with writing resumes, completing applications and interviewing successfully can be found on Idaho Labor’s website at labor.idaho.gov/jobseeker. Attending a job fair also counts as one weekly valid work-search activity for receiving unemployment insurance.
For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation email Monico.Sanchez@labor.idaho.gov or call 208-364-7781, ext. 3379. Dial 711 to access the Idaho Relay Service for the deaf and hard of hearing.
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