Category Archives: News Releases

Idaho’s May Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 2.9 Percent

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: June 15, 2018
Information Contact: Karen Jarboe Singletary (208) 332-3570 ext. 3215 or Robert Kabel (208) 332-3570 ext. 3886

— Idaho Remains in Top Two for Over-the-Year Job Gains for Fifth Straight Month —

Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stayed steady at 2.9 percent in May, continuing a nine-month streak of 3 percent or lower.

The state’s labor force – the total number of people 16 years of age and older working or looking for work – continued to increase, gaining 1,222 people from April to May for a total of 850,605.

Total employment grew 1,203 to 826,026 in May, driving the increase of the state’s labor force growth, while the number of unemployed remained virtually unchanged at 24,579.

Idaho’s labor force participation rate remained essentially flat at 63.9 percent. Continue reading

Eastern Idaho Educator Workshop to Focus on Careers in High-Growth Industries

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For Immediate Release: June 14, 2018
Information Contact: Kandi Rudd 208-236-6710 ext. 3677 or Connie Gardner 208-557-2500 ext. 3547

“Growing Together,” a professional development opportunity for eighth-12th grade counselors, college and career advisors, and career and technical education professionals, is scheduled for Aug. 7-8 in two locations – Idaho State University in Pocatello and College of Eastern Idaho in Idaho Falls. Continue reading

Canyon County Labor Office Hosts Series of Hiring Events June 18-21

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: June 12, 2018
Information Contact: Elizabeth Anzaldua, (208) 364-7781 ext. 3172

Four hiring events, each featuring a different industry and employers, are scheduled June 18-21, 9 a.m. to noon each day. The events will take place at the Idaho Department of Labor Canyon County office, 4514 Thomas Jefferson St., in Caldwell.

The schedule, industries and employers are:

Monday, June 18 – Manufacturing
Employers: Plexus, Cable One, CS Beef Packers, Big Tex Trailers, Milne MicroDried, Express Professional, Southwark Metal Mfg., Weekend Warrior RV Manufacturing, Great American Snacks, Rule Steel Tanks Inc., Boise Cascade, CBH Homes, Franz Bakery, Spectrum America, BMC and City of Caldwell

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Bonneville School District to Hold Hiring Event June 12

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: June 7, 2018
Information Contact: Darla Wohlschlegel, (208) 557-2500 ext. 3552

Bonneville School District 93, in partnership with the Idaho Department of Labor, has scheduled a hiring event Tuesday, June 12, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the district office, 3497 N. Ammon Road in Idaho Falls.

The district is hiring for several positions, including bus drivers, bus attendants, kitchen workers, custodians and paraprofessionals. More detailed information about open positions and online applications can be found at the Bonneville School District website, www.d93jobs.com. Continue reading

State Philanthropic Organizations to Host Community Conversations

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: May 31, 2018
Information Contact: Renee Bade, (208) 332-3578 ext. 4061

Idahoans are invited to attend one of a series of free community conversations this summer focusing on community needs and challenges, existing resources and new solutions in the charitable sector.

Each community conversation will feature a local expert, who will share information on the community’s needs and challenges, and will be followed with a town hall conversation.

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Payette Labor Office Moves to New Location

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For Immediate Release: May 30, 2018
Information Contact: Derek Harris, (208) 364-7781 ext. 3295

The Idaho Department of Labor’s Payette local office will be closed Friday, June 1, to move to its new location at 517 N. 16th St., Suite A, in Payette.

The office will reopen Monday, June 4 at its new location. Operating hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. – closed from noon to 1 p.m. for lunch – Monday through Friday. Continue reading

AmeriCorps Kicks Off Eighth Annual Statewide Idaho@Play Week

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For Immediate Release: May 29, 2018
Information Contact: Kirstin Mann (208) 332-3578 ext. 3930

Serve Idaho and Idaho AmeriCorps members have several events scheduled around the state in June to celebrate Idaho@Play. The goal is to improve the lives of Idaho’s youth by encouraging outside activity to prevent childhood obesity and to help them remain healthy throughout their lives.

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Grangeville Labor Office Hosts Family Dollar Hiring Event June 5

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For Immediate Release: May 29, 2018
Information Contact: Lesley Orcutt, (208) 983-0440 ext. 4311 or Sara Espeland, (208) 983-0440 ext. 3789

The Family Dollar is planning to fill multiple positions for its new store in Grangeville at a hiring event Tuesday, June 5, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event takes place at the Grangeville Department of Labor office, 158 E. Main St., Suite 1A.

Job seekers will meet with the store’s hiring authority who are planning to fill two assistant store manager positions and hire more than 15 temporary customer service representatives.

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Meridian Ranked 10th Nationally for Population Growth in 2017

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: May 24, 2018
Information Contact: Janell Hyer (208) 332-3570 ext. 3220 or Georgia Smith (208) 332-3570 ext. 2102

Meridian was ranked the 10th fastest growing city in the nation at 4.7 percent growth in 2017, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s population estimates released Thursday. That’s up from 13th in 2016.

Meridian was also Idaho’s fastest-growing city with a population increase of 4,490 and it continues to be the second largest city in the state for the third year with a population of 99,926.

Boise remains the largest city with a population of 226,570.

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