For Immediate Release: Nov. 8, 2023
Media Contact: Tara.McKelvey@labor.idaho.gov
Estimates indicate there are currently 1,400 total job openings in Kootenai County. The top five industries hiring in northern Idaho include administrative and support services; ambulatory health care services; food service and drinking places; professional, scientific and technical services and insurance carriers and related services, according to Sam Wolkenhauer, Idaho Department of Labor regional economist.
Employers seeking workers for some of these positions will be meeting with job seekers at Labor’s Post Falls monthly hiring event Nov. 15. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m at the Post Falls Labor office, 600 N. Thornton St.
Employers planning to attend include Lookout Pass Ski and Recreation, Sunshine Minting, Aerotek, Spokane County Jail, Humanix, Provisional Recruiting, Coeur d’Alene Public Schools, Inspiro, The Renaissance and others.
For a complete list of employers, view Labor’s online calendar at labor.idaho.gov/calendar.
Job seekers are encouraged to bring an updated resume and be prepared to speak directly with hiring managers about specific openings.
Job openings include call center customer service representatives, caregivers, cooks, financial coaches, medical billers, lift operators, machine operators, warehouse workers, caregivers and more.
Job search tips are available online to help job seekers prep for the event at labor.idaho.gov/publications. Search under Job Seeker Publications.
Customers with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation to participate can contact Tara.McKelvey@labor.idaho.gov or at 208-457-8789 ext. 3141. To access the Idaho Relay Service for the deaf and hard of hearing, dial 711.
Attending a job seeker event 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.