For Immediate Release: Sept. 6, 2023
Media Contact: Craig.Shaul@labor.idaho.gov
According to the U.S Census Bureau, there were 122,331 veterans living in Idaho in 2021, or 8.6% of the total adult population. Quite a few re-enter the workforce after their service.
Two Idaho Department of Labor economists, Matthew Paskash and Ryan Whitesides, will present labor market information on the state’s veteran population and desirable workforce traits of veterans at a free webinar, Tuesday Sept. 12.
“Veterans entering the civilian workforce will face challenges applying certain skills they acquired while in the armed services. But they also are well-equipped in other skills that are sought by employers including many soft skills like leadership, teamwork, time management and a strong work ethic,” Paskash said.
The webinar will also include a presentation from Labor’s veteran representative Denise Spring about the department’s veteran and employer services.
The presentation will take place Tuesday from 11 a.m. to noon (MDT) via Zoom.