Category Archives: News Releases

Labor Expands its Service Delivery to Challis and Wieppe

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For Immediate Release: Sept. 27, 2021
Media Contact: Georgia Smith, Georgia.Smith@labor.idaho.gov or Kellye Sharp, Kellye.Sharp@labor.idaho.gov

Salmon and Orofino transition to remote locations

Challis and Wieppe are the two newest communities to be added to the Idaho Department of Labor’s roster of remote service delivery locations, effective Oct. 4.

The two new locations will increase the number of rural Idaho communities receiving direct access to the department’s employment services to 50.

Labor’s Orofino and Salmon offices will also transition to remote service delivery sites and will close Sept. 27. The mobile services locations open Oct. 4.

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Employer Online Seminar Sept. 29 Focuses on Idaho Labor Laws

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For Immediate Release: Sept. 22, 2021
Media Contact: Kandi Rudd, kandi.rudd@labor.idaho.gov

Southeastern Idaho employers are invited to attend a Zoom seminar Sept. 29 focusing on Idaho labor laws and how they protect workers and employers. The seminar runs from 9-10 a.m.

Artie Holmes, state program supervisor for Idaho Labor’s wage & hour division, will lead the discussion, covering minimum wage, overtime, child labor, wage payment and more.

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Idaho’s Unemployment Rate Drops to 2.9% for August

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For Immediate Release: Sept. 17, 2021
Media Contact: Craig Shaul, Craig.Shaul@labor.idaho.gov or Karen Jarboe Singletary, Karen.JarboeSingletary@labor.idaho.gov

Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased by one-tenth of a percent from July to 2.9%.

August was the first time Idaho’s unemployment rate dropped below 3% since March of 2020. The state’s previous streak of unemployment rates under 3% lasted for 26 months – from February 2018 to March 2020.

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Boise Multi-Employer Job Fair Set for Sept. 22

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For Immediate Release: Sept. 15, 2021
Media Contact: Joe Goitiandia, joe.goitiandia@labor.idaho.gov

Idaho Labor is hosting a multi-employer job fair Sept. 22, from noon to 4 p.m., at The Grove Hotel, 245 So. Capitol Blvd., in Boise.

Job seekers can meet with up to 40 employers in one location representing a variety of industries offering jobs – some remote – for roles in customer service, retail sales, hospitality and health care. Jobs include direct support professionals, route drivers, and packaging and warehouse workers.

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60+ Employers Participating in Caldwell Hiring Event Sept. 15

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For Immediate Release: Sept. 9, 2021
Media Contact: Robert Vetter, Robert.Vetter@labor.idaho.gov

More than 60 Idaho employers with a variety of jobs to fill are participating in an outdoor hiring event in Caldwell on Wednesday, Sept. 15.

The three-hour event starts at 4 to 7 p.m. at the Idaho Department of Labor office in Caldwell at 4514 Thomas Jefferson St.

Among employers attending are Franklin Sensors, Hansen-Rice Inc., Materne Go Go Squeeze, Idaho Transportation Department, CSB Craig Stein Beverage, Canyon West of Cascadia, ProPak, Sparklight, CHF Home Furnishings, State Veterans Home, Schwan’s Home Delivery and many more.

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State Hospital North Holding Hiring Event in Orofino Sept. 15

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For Immediate Release: Sept. 8, 2021
Media Contact: Diane Hairston, Diane.Hairston@labor.idaho.gov

The Idaho Department of Labor is hosting a hiring event in Orofino on Sept. 15 for State Hospital North. The event takes place from 9 a.m. to noon at the Idaho Labor office, 416 Johnson Ave.

SHN is expanding staff and has created new positions in a variety of occupations, including medical, financial, food service, clerical and maintenance. Job titles include maintenance craftsman senior, office services supervisor 2, health information specialist and dietary aide senior.

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Idaho’s July Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 3%

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For Immediate Release: Aug. 20, 2021
Media Contact: Craig Shaul, Craig.Shaul@labor.idaho.gov or Karen Jarboe Singletary at Karen.JarboeSingletary@labor.idaho.gov

Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady at 3% from June to July.

Total employment grew to 876,204, up 0.1% (+1,094), while total unemployment dropped 1.6% (-429) to 26,717.

Idaho’s labor force grew by one-tenth of a percent to 902,921 (+665), marking four consecutive months of gains. The labor force participation rate decreased from 62.6% to 62.5%.

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Boise Multi-Employer Hiring Event Set for Aug. 24

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For Immediate Release: Aug. 17, 2021
Media Contact: Joe Goitiandia, joe.goitiandia@labor.idaho.gov

Job seekers are encouraged to attend a multi-employer hiring event Tuesday, Aug. 24, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Boise Holiday Inn, 2970 W. Elder St.

Employers have openings in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, customer service, retail sales, hospitality and healthcare for such jobs as direct support professionals, route drivers, and packaging and warehouse workers.

Among employers participating are Holiday Inn, Scentsy, Sorrento Lactalis, DIRECTV, Amazon, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Truckstop.com, Ada County Sheriff’s Office, Durham Bus, Guerdon and many more.

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Census Bureau Releases 2020 County, City Population Data

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For Immediate Release: Aug. 13, 2021
Media Contact: Jan Roeser, Jan.Roeser@labor.idaho.gov or Craig Shaul, Craig.Shaul@labor.idaho.gov

The U.S. Census Bureau has released 2020 Census data for county and municipality population changes, race, ethnicity, age 18 and over population, group quarters population and housing occupancy status.

Data for all of Idaho’s 44 counties and 201 municipalities is available in detailed tables on Idaho Department of Labor’s website at lmi.idaho.gov/census.

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Idaho Receives More than $1.4 Million in Funding for AmeriCorps Programs

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For Immediate Release: July 28, 2021
Media Contact: Renee Bade, Renee.Bade@labor.idaho.gov

Serve Idaho, the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism has received a $1,409,832 grant from the federal AmeriCorps to fund Idaho AmeriCorps programs in 2021-2022. The grants will support the service of 209 AmeriCorps members statewide. AmeriCorps members give a year of intensive service, on a full-time or part-time basis.

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