For Immediate Release: May 18, 2018
Information Contact: Stacey Shegrud (208) 332-3570 ext. 4059 or Darren Rux (208) 332-3570 ext. 3074
Many Boise area employers will be looking for candidates, from entry level to management positions, at the May 23 hiring event, 4 – 6 p.m., at Garfield Elementary, 1914 S. Broadway in Boise.
A partial list of employers attending include CS Beef Packers, Event Rent Idaho, Genesis Community Health, Darigold, BoiseCodeWorks, PSSI, DBI Services, Jacksons Food Stores, GCA Services, Community Partnerships of Idaho, MultiCare Home Health & Personal Care, Idaho Department of Environmental Quality, Idaho Department of Correction and Idaho State Department of Education.
There’s no question: Networking helps increase your social connections. It’s also a great way to find a new job or identify your next employee. Just ask Bob Roehl.
Roehl found employment twice with the help of professional networking group hosted by the Idaho Department of Labor. “I made contact with Clearwater recruiters at one of the meetings and it led directly to my job here at Clearwater,” Roehl said. “I also found my previous job at Transform Solar, due to my attendance at a meeting. I credit the Boise and Meridian groups for helping me hone my elevator pitch and my interviewing techniques. They were invaluable and I recommend them frequently.”
Several hundred professionals have participated in the Idaho Department of Labor’s Professional Networking Group meetings since they were first established in 2009. And if you are a professional looking to strengthen your job search skills, find a new career or wish to talk with an employer wanting to identify future employees, you should plan to attend the next session in your area.
Tracey Stone, recruitment director for Sage Wealth Management LLC, was the guest speaker at a recent Professional Networking Group meeting in our Boise local office.
Finding a New Job
The department’s professional networking groups exist because they work and have proven their ability to enhance a professional’s job search. Meeting topics are diverse and informative. From mock interview panels to teamwork challenges, participants are challenged to learn new job search strategies and networking techniques as a way of helping them land their next job.
Following the Great Recession there was an apparent divergence in employment recovery rates between urban centers and smaller cities, according to the authors of a recently published discussion paper.
Larger metropolitan statistical areas were experiencing more robust job growth than smaller ones. Analysis of Current Employment Statistics Total Nonfarm Employment data for Idaho, Oregon and Washington – each dominated by one large metro area – conform, demonstrating better employment growth in the dominate metro area compared to the other smaller cities and the states overall.
Nationally, most metropolitan areas experienced declines in jobs from peak to trough through 2007 to 2010. Ryan Howley, a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics economist now at the Bureau of Economic Analysis, and Toby Paterson, a Washington State Employment Security Department economist point out in their June 2013 paper “Employment Recovery in Urban Areas following the Great Recession” that in the recovery period following the Great Recession trough, a pattern of steady but geographically uneven recovery emerged with larger urban centers experiencing higher job growth than medium and small areas.