Caldwell’s population growth contributes to expanding labor force


For Immediate Release: Sept. 22, 2023
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The number of people 16 years of age or older who are living in Caldwell and employed or actively looking for work has grown by 1.5% since August of last year. According to Idaho Department of Labor economist Jan Roeser, part of that increase is due to population growth, which also creates more job opportunities.

“Certain industries like retail, health care, hospitality and food services grow because of population growth,” said Roeser. “Manufacturing and wholesale distribution are also included and are high paying industries.

The Caldwell Labor office is hosting a hiring event Thursday, Sept. 28, 3 to 6 p.m. in the Caldwell Labor parking lot located at 4514 Thomas Jefferson St.

Caldwell’s first Fall Kickoff hiring event was held in September last year and is now an annual event bringing a lot of employers. Up to 45 businesses are planning to attend including Admiral Beverage Company, Allegiant Home Care, Amalgamated Sugar, Easterseals-Goodwill, Amazon, Big Tex Trailers, D&B Supply, Idaho Youth Ranch, Viking Veterinary Hospital, Plumbing and Electrical and many others.

The Caldwell Police Department, Franz Bakery and Express Employment will offer free hot dogs to the first 50 attendees.

Job openings available at the event include production jobs, warehouse positions, welders, construction laborers, tax professionals, mill workers, school bus drivers, lead teachers, forklift operators and more.

Representatives from Idaho Launch and the department’s youth employment program will also be in attendance providing information on training opportunities for job seekers.

A full list of employers planning to attend can be found on the department’s online calendar at

The event is free to attend. Job applicants are encouraged to bring a resume and be prepared to speak directly with company recruiters and HR personnel.

Interviewing, resume and other job search tips are also available online at Search under Job Seeker Publications.

Customers with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation to participate can contact Monico Sanchez 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 counts as one weekly valid work-search activity for unemployment insurance purposes.

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