For Immediate Release: Sept. 23, 2022
Media Contact: Monico.Sanchez@labor.idaho.gov
Job seekers are invited to kick off the fall hiring season during a career fair scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Canyon County Department of Labor office parking lot, 4514 Thomas Jefferson St. in Caldwell.
The first 150 job seekers who show up will have their choice of a free hamburger or cheeseburger courtesy of CS Beef Packers, United States Bakery (Franz) and Sorrento Lactalis Inc.
Other employers attending include the Ada County Sheriff’s Office, Boise State University, EquusWorks, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Idaho Milk Transport, Simplot and many more. The employers planning to attend report having more than 500 open jobs to fill. Positions available range from bus drivers, construction workers, direct care providers, machine operators, teachers, welders and more.
“Caldwell and Canyon County is a fast-growing community,” Vetter said. “It needs growing businesses and workers to help continue that growth.”
Representatives of Idaho Launch will be in attendance to answer job seeker questions about funding available to cover up to 90% of training costs for specific industries. The program is funded by the Idaho Workforce Development Council.
Vetter said the skill sets employers are looking include reliability, professionalism and an ability to engage with customers.
Labor Workforce Consultant Mitchell Post, agrees.
“I would encourage job seekers to promote their soft skills when discussing their capabilities,” Post said.
Job seekers should bring resumes and be ready to discuss their qualifications with employers – hiring could potentially happen on the spot.
Tips for writing resumes and completing applications can be found online at Maximize Your Job Search located on the Idaho Department of Labor website.
A full list of the participating employers can be found on the Labor calendar at labor.idaho.gov/dnn/calendar.
For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation necessary for participating, call Monico.Sanchez@labor.idaho.gov or at (208) 364-7781 ext. 3379.
To access the Idaho Relay Service for the deaf and hard of hearing, dial 711.
Attending a job fair or hiring event counts as one weekly valid work-search activity for unemployment insurance purposes.
The Idaho Department of Labor’s employment services programs are 100% funded by Wagner-Peyser Act grants from the U.S. Department of Labor.