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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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Multi-Employer Hiring Event Set for July 27 in Pocatello

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For Immediate Release: July 21, 2021
Media Contact: Kandi Rudd, kandi.rudd@labor.idaho.gov

The Idaho Department of Labor is hosting a multi-employer hiring event Tuesday, July 27, at the Idaho Labor Pocatello office, 430 N. 5th Ave. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

More than 30 employers will be looking for candidates to fill a wide range of positions such as welders, construction workers, heavy equipment operators, home health care and food service workers, paraprofessionals, administrative staff and truck drivers.

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Idaho’s June Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 3%

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For Immediate Release: July 16, 2021
Media Contact: Craig Shaul, Craig.Shaul@labor.idaho.gov or Salvador Vazquez, Salvador.Vazquez@labor.idaho.gov

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

Total employment grew to 875,305, up 0.1% (+1,152), while total unemployment dropped -0.8% (-221) to 27,103.

Idaho’s labor force grew by one-tenth of a percent to 902,408 (+931), marking three consecutive months of gains. The labor force participation rate decreased from 62.7% to 62.6%.

In June, Idaho’s nonfarm payroll jobs jumped to 789,700, up 0.8% (+6,200) from 783,500 in May. Industries with job gains that exceeded expectations included information (+6.9%), state government (+3.8%), natural resources (+2.6%), other services (+2%), accommodation and food services (+1.7%), construction (+1.4%), education and health services (+1.1%), finance and insurance (+1%), local government (+0.7%), professional and business services (+0.6%), wholesale trade (+0.3%), and durable goods manufacturing (+0.3%).

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Deadline Nears to Nominate Idaho’s Outstanding Volunteers and Philanthropists

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For Immediate Release: July 15, 2021
Media Contact: Renee Bade, renee.bade@labor.idaho.gov

Monday, July 19, is the final day to nominate Idaho volunteers and philanthropists for the annual Idaho Philanthropy Day awards. This event honors Idaho citizens and for outstanding contributions to their communities. Three regional virtual events will take place in November to recognize winners from eastern, northern and southwestern Idaho.

The program organizers, Serve Idaho, the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism and the Idaho Nonprofit Center, encourage community members to nominate their neighbors online at IdahoNonprofits.org by the deadline. Continue reading

Multi-Employer Hiring Event Set for July 13 in Boise

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For Immediate Release: July 9, 2021
Media Contact: Anthony DeVille, anthony.deville@labor.idaho.gov

The Idaho Department of Labor is hosting a multi-employer hiring event Tuesday, July 13, at the Boise Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 3050 S. Shoshone St., from noon to 4 p.m.

Up to 30 employers will be looking for candidates to fill a wide range of positions such as bus drivers, human resource associates and account managers, and jobs in retail, hospitality, IT, warehouse operations and production.

Participating employers include Holiday Inn Express, Sorrento Lactalis, AT&T, the city of Boise, Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, Track Utilities, Amazon, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Truckstop.com, Darigold, Guerdon and many more.

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Idaho Receives $4.25 Million Federal Grant to Expand, Diversify Registered Apprenticeships

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For Immediate Release: July 2, 2021
Media Contacts: Darlene Carnopis, darlene.carnopis@labor.idaho.gov or Gina Robison, gina.robison@labor.idaho.gov

Idaho is one of 15 states to receive a U.S Department of Labor grant to expand its Apprenticeship Idaho program. The $4.25 million grant will be administered by the Idaho Department of Labor.

“Idaho employers have one thing in common – they tell me they need a pipeline of skilled workers with industry-specific training and hands-on experience,” Governor Brad Little said. “By participating in a Registered Apprenticeship program, these same employers can create a customized talent pipeline with extensive education and training in one of more than 1,200 occupations.”

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AmeriCorps Members Provide Fire Support in Idaho

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For Immediate Release: July 1, 2021
Media Contact: Renee Bade, renee.bade@labor.idaho.gov

Individuals serving with the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) Fuels Management Team are partnering with the Salmon-Challis National Forest to support fire mitigation and response. 

Two male AmeriCorps fire management team members

AmeriCorps fire management team members Nick Braun and Connor Coyle have been working in the Salmon-Challis National Forest this year. They are part of a crew based in Sacramento, California.

The NCCC team is made up of seven AmeriCorps members from across the nation who have been working on a variety of projects focused on wildland fire. This fire mitigation team is one of only a few in the country and is specialized to provide the U.S. National Forest Service with additional firefighting capacity in strategic locations. The team is currently providing emergency services to the people of Leadore in eastern Idaho and the surrounding area. Continue reading

120+ Idaho Employers will be Hiring in Caldwell on June 23

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For Immediate Release: June 22, 2021
Media Contact: Robert Vetter, Robert.Vetter@labor.idaho.gov

More than 120 Idaho employers with nearly 3,500 jobs to fill are participating in an outdoor hiring event in Caldwell tomorrow, June 23.

The four-hour event starts at 9:30 a.m. and will run until 1:30 p.m. at the G.A.L.S. Quad softball fields, 4700 Skyway St., in Caldwell. The first half hour is dedicated to veterans and their spouses.

Among employers attending are the cities of Caldwell and Nampa, Boise State University, Amazon, CS Beef, Admiral Beverage Corporation (Pepsi), Ford Idaho Center – Spectra, Knife River, the Community Council of Idaho and more.

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Idaho’s May Unemployment Rate Drops to 3%

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For Immediate Release: June 18, 2021
Media Contact: Craig Shaul, Craig.Shaul@labor.idaho.gov or Salvador Vazquez, Salvador.Vazquez@labor.idaho.gov

Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped from 3.1% in April to 3% for May.

Total employment grew to 874,143, up 0.2% (+1,978), while total unemployment dropped 3% (-865) to 27,351.

May’s labor force and steady participation rate continued to benefit from population increases. Idaho’s labor force grew by one-tenth of a percent to 901,494, marking two consecutive months of gains. The labor force participation rate remained unchanged at 62.7%.

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Nominations Open for Idaho’s Outstanding Volunteers and Philanthropists

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For Immediate Release: June 14, 2021
Media Contact: Renee Bade, renee.bade@labor.idaho.gov

Nominations for the annual Idaho Philanthropy Day awards are now open. Each year, Idaho volunteers and philanthropists are honored for outstanding contributions to their communities. Three regional virtual events will take place in November to recognize winners from eastern, northern and southwestern Idaho.

Idaho Philanthropy Day logo“Idaho’s volunteers provide enormous benefits to our people and communities across the state. It is important that we take the time to recognize those individuals who give so much back to our state by volunteering their time and talent to improve the lives of those around them,” Idaho Gov. Brad Little said.

The program organizers, Serve Idaho, the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism, and the Idaho Nonprofit Center, encourage community members to nominate their neighbors online at IdahoNonprofits.org. Submissions will be accepted through July 19, 2021. Categories include:

      • Outstanding Philanthropic Company/Foundation
      • Outstanding Nonprofit
      • Outstanding Adult Philanthropist
      • Outstanding Adult Volunteer – Idaho’s Brightest Star
      • Outstanding Youth

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