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FAQ Friday – Unemployment extensions are ending. What can I do to prepare?

A: You are correct; extended unemployment insurance benefits are scheduled to end December 30, 2012, which means no more extended benefit payments each week.

Job fairs are only one of several free services offered by 25 Labor offices located throughout the state. This photo is from a job fair held this fall at the Idaho Center in Nampa.

We all know winter is a tough time to be looking for work in Idaho, which is why now is a good time to take advantage of the many Labor services available to help you find a job:

  • Résumés that highlight your skills, knowledge and abilities;
  • Training resources to help upgrade your skills;
  • Job interview assistance including how to organize your thoughts and present yourself as a strong, confident candidate;
  • Answering difficult questions about your work history;
  • Overcoming barriers you think may be preventing you from getting hired; and
  • Using social media to network your way into your next job.

All of these services and more – like job clubs, professional networking groups and every workshop we offer – are available to the public at no cost.

Yes, a good job can still be hard to find in today’s economy, but we see new job listings every day, so give us a call or visit your nearest local office.

FAQ Friday – About Those Required Federal Posters

Q: Do employers need to post all required federal posters at all company locations, or can they be posted at the main branch only?

A: Posting requirements vary by statute; that is, not all employers are covered by each of the U.S. Department of Labor’s statutes and may not be required to post a specific notice. For instance, some small businesses may not be covered by the Family and Medical Leave Act and would not be subject to the Act’s posting requirements. For information on coverage, visit the Employment Laws Assistance for Workers and Small Business (elaws) Poster Advisor.  The posters are you are required to post must be posted at all locations and work sites where they are clearly accessible to all employees. The Idaho Department of Labor makes all posters available in English and Spanish and employers can downloaded them free of charge from our website at labor.idaho.gov.