Idaho Labor to hold hiring event in Pocatello amidst declining unemployment rate


For Immediate Release: Sept. 22, 2023
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The seasonally adjusted, preliminary unemployment rate in the Pocatello metropolitan area is currently at 3.2%, which is down 1% from the revised unemployment rate last month. This percentage rate, according to Labor economist Ryan Whitesides, is from workers returning to work from furloughs or layoffs from large-scale industrial projects.

“While total employment grew as unemployment dropped in the region, unemployment mathematically dropped a bit faster,” Whitesides said.

To help residents find jobs and employers to fine workers, the Idaho Department of Labor is holding a hiring event on Wednesday, Sept. 27.

Pocatello’s hiring event takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Labor office, located at 430 N. 5th Ave.

Around 30 employers will be present, including A New Hope, Bannock County, SRM Double L/Kodiak, Developmental Options, LA Semiconductor, Lamb Weston, Premier Technology, Sevita/Mentor Idaho, Zachry Group, Oasis Plumbing, Idaho National Laboratory and many more.

Positions with interviews available include direct care staff, machinists, plant technicians, welders, carpenters, journeymen, cost estimators, laser mill operators, bakers and others.

More employers and positions available at the hiring event, are listed on Labor’s calendar of events.

While preparing for the job fair, attendees are encouraged to utilize Labor’s Maximize Your Job Search Workbook to learn interview skills and job tips.

For more information or to request reasonable accommodation contact or call 208-236-6710 ext. 3644. Dial 711 for the Idaho Relay Service for the deaf and hard of hearing.

Attending a job fair counts as one weekly valid work-search activity for unemployment insurance purposes.

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IdahoWorks and Idaho’s employment services programs are 100% funded by the U.S. Department of Labor as part of grants awarded under the Wagner-Peyser Act.