Category Archives: News Releases

June 6 webinar focuses on Idaho’s labor force, business climate

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: May 31, 2023
Media Contact: Craig.Shaul@labor.idaho.gov

A panel of labor economists will be highlighting the first ever Idaho Employer Climate Survey results during an Idaho Department of Labor webinar, June 6.

Survey insights will include how jobs are being advertised and filled, skills employers are seeking and the prevalence of remote/hybrid work by industry.

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Serve Idaho announces $375,000 in funding for AmeriCorps planning grants

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For Immediate Release: May 30, 2023
Media Contact: Renee.Bade@labor.idaho.gov

Idaho nonprofit, educational, community and faith-based organizations, Indian tribes and local governments are eligible to apply for federal funding through Serve Idaho, the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism.

Up to five organizations will receive funding up to $75,000 each for planning grants to explore the feasibility of operating an AmeriCorps program. These funds allow time and financial resources for organizations to determine how an AmeriCorps program and its members could help solve community problems.

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Businesses: Learn how to pay employees and stay in compliance, May 31

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For Immediate Release: May 25, 2023
Media Contact: Kandi.Rudd@labor.idaho.gov

Idaho businesses are invited to learn about the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour services Wednesday, May 31 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. (MDT) during an online seminar via Zoom.

Employees are also welcome to attend.

The seminar, featuring Wage and Hour supervisor Artie Holmes, will cover wage and hour jurisdiction, the wage claim process, wage deductions and reductions, wage payment upon separation, paid time off, vacation and sick time, and documentation. Continue reading

Idaho’s April unemployment rate remains at 2.6%

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For Immediate Release: May 19, 2023
Media Contact: Craig.Shaul@labor.idaho.gov or John.Panter@labor.idaho.gov

Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 2.6% in April, unchanged from March.

April’s labor force – workers who are employed or unemployed but looking for work – increased by 744 people (0.1%) to 960,758.

Idaho’s labor force participation decreased by 0.1 percentage point between March and April, dropping to 62.5%.

Total employment increased by 917 (0.1%) to 936,253 as unemployment decreased by 173 (-0.7%) to 24,505.

Idaho’s nonfarm jobs increased by 500 (0.1%) to 847,300 in April. Industry sectors with the greatest over-the-month gains include information (4.2%); natural resources (2.3%); arts, entertainment and recreation (1.4%); transportation, warehousing and utilities (0.9%); construction (0.7%); and state government (0.6%).

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30 employers available in Pocatello at hiring event

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For Immediate Release: May 10, 2023
Media Contact: Clinton.Renn@labor.idaho.gov

Nearly 30 Idaho businesses will be available in Pocatello on Wednesday, May 17, from 1 to 4 p.m. to meet with potential job applicants.

The hiring event is taking place at the Idaho Department of Labor’s Pocatello office, 430 N. 5th Ave.

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Monthly Post Falls Hiring Event to bring over 100 jobs

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For Immediate Release: May 9, 2023
Media Contact: Keeler.Crawford@labor.idaho.gov

A group of Idaho businesses with more than 100 jobs to fill will be available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16 at Labor’s Post Falls Hiring Event. The event takes place at the Idaho Department of Labor office, located at 600 N. Thornton St.

Employers planning to attend include Amazon, Heritage Health, the State of Idaho, Renaissance at Coeur d’Alene, Sage Truck Driving School, Fred Meyer, Shabby Fabrics, LaCrosse Health and Rehab, Riverbend Zip’s Drive-In, Home Helpers and more.

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Summer job opportunities available for teens May 13

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For Immediate Release: May 8, 2023
Media Contact: Janalee.Henderson@labor.idaho.gov

Teens and young adults (ages 16 and older) are invited to connect with employers about summer job opportunities Saturday, May 13.

Boise and Meridian employers will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Galaxy Event Center at Wahooz Family Fun Zone, 1385 S. Blue Marlin Lane, to interview teens for job openings.

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May 9 labor market webinar focuses on broadband in Idaho

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For Immediate Release: May 2, 2023
Media Contact: Craig.Shaul@labor.idaho.gov

Broadband’s impact on Idaho’s labor market – including how many Idahoans work in the industry, how much they are paid, the number of Idaho companies that install broadband, and the impact of broadband jobs on Idaho’s economy – will be the focus of a May 9 webinar hosted by the Idaho Department of Labor.

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Malad volunteers recognized for community contributions

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For Immediate Release: April 28, 2023
Media Contact: Renee.Bade@labor.idaho.gov

Photo: Gov. Brad Little , Patti Jones and Mark Jones, Farhana Hibbert.

Gov. Brad Little presented Idaho’s Brightest Star award to a pair of volunteers from Malad. Pictured left to right are the two honorees, Patti Jones and Mark Jones, Serve Idaho Commissioner Farhana Hibbert.and Gov. Little.

Two volunteers from Malad were honored for their service as part of the Idaho Capital for a Day event hosted by Gov. Brad Little Thursday.

Serve Idaho, the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism, recognized Patti and Mark Jones of Malad with the Idaho’s Brightest Star Award for their exemplary volunteer service. The couple serves at multiple organizations including the Malad Senior Center, Heritage Square, Red Cross, the Idaho Farm Bureau and their church. The Oneida Crisis Center nominated the couple for the extensive work they do in supporting Carol’s Pantry, a local food pantry providing much needed relief for residents of the area.

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Employers: reserve a seat at Labor’s Teen and Young Adult Job Fair

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For Immediate Release: April 19, 2023
Media Contact: Janalee.Henderson@labor.idaho.gov

Back by popular demand, the Idaho Department of Labor is hosting our annual Teen and Young Adult Job Fair in Meridian, May 13. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Galaxy Event Center at Wahooz Family Fun Zone, 1385 S. Blue Marlin Lane.

The department still has space available for employers wishing to participate.

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