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Navigators guide Idahoans through filing for unemployment insurance claims

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: Nov. 25, 2022
Media Contact: Pam.Rogers@labor.idaho.gov

Unemployment insurance navigators are now available at Idaho Department of labor locations across the state to guide people through filing a claim for benefits.

Unemployment insurance is an eligibility program that replaces part of a worker’s lost income when they become unemployed through no fault of their own. Eligible claimants are paid these benefits through tax accounts to which their former employers have contributed.

As Labor employees, the navigators are assigned to help people identify and avoid mistakes that result in a delayed benefit payment, an overpayment that needs to be paid back, or fraud.

Unemployment insurance navigators can answer questions about the claims process, from first filing to continued claims. They are available in seven local labor offices, from Post Falls to Idaho Falls, and in mobile locations like Mountain Home, Kuna, Meridian, Payette, Emmett, Blackfoot, Preston, Malad City and more.

Find or call your nearest location at labor.idaho.gov/officedirectory.

Part of a $2.28 million Unemployment Insurance Equity grant through the U.S. Department of Labor is funding the program. The grant’s purpose is to make unemployment insurance more accessible to underserved populations in Idaho.

For more information about unemployment insurance and other job seeker services, go to labor.idaho.gov.

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Idaho Department of Labor’s Navigators program is funded in part by a U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Administration Grant totaling $2,283,000.

Apprenticeship collaboration connects Idaho health clinics with talent

Mariah Aripa holds her dental assisting apprenticeship completion certificate.

Mariah Aripa holds her dental assisting apprenticeship completion certificate. Photo courtesy of ICHCA.

Idaho’s labor market has been tight since the pandemic, particularly for specialized industries like health care.

Health clinics already face a heavy administrative burden and managing and paying for training is a big obstacle that gets in the way of staffing and talent recruitment. The Idaho Community Health Centers Association is trying to solve this problem through apprenticeship training and funding coordination. Continue reading

Sept. 28 job fair in Caldwell offers free burgers, lots of job opportunities

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: Sept. 23, 2022
Media Contact: Monico.Sanchez@labor.idaho.gov

Job seekers are invited to kick off the fall hiring season during a career fair scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Canyon County Department of Labor office parking lot, 4514 Thomas Jefferson St. in Caldwell.

The first 150 job seekers who show up will have their choice of a free hamburger or cheeseburger courtesy of CS Beef Packers, United States Bakery (Franz) and Sorrento Lactalis Inc.

Other employers attending include the Ada County Sheriff’s Office, Boise State University, EquusWorks, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Idaho Milk Transport, Simplot and many more. The employers planning to attend report having more than 500 open jobs to fill. Positions available range from bus drivers, construction workers, direct care providers, machine operators, teachers, welders and more.

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Labor workforce services branch out to Idaho’s local libraries

Twenty-four libraries across Idaho are increasing their resources to offer job seeker services to their nearby rural communities, and the Idaho Commission for Libraries hopes more will participate.

Logo: Idaho Commission for LibrariesJob seekers in communities like Challis, Priest River, Kuna and New Meadows can now find help with writing resumes, earning their GED, going back to school and on-the-job training – all at their local library. Continue reading

Multi-employer job fair set for Aug. 18 in Boise

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For Immediate Release: Aug. 12, 2022
Media ContactJoe.Goitiandia@labor.idaho.gov

More than 30 Treasure Valley employers from several industries will be looking for workers at a job fair Thursday, Aug. 18, from 2 to 5 p.m. The event takes place at the Dick Eardley Senior Center, 690 N. Robbins Road, in Boise.

Participating employers include Amazon, Guerdon, City of Boise, Norco, St. Alphonsus, Darigold and many more.

Among the many open positions are paralegal, facility maintenance, operations supervisors, bus drivers, maintenance technicians, parks maintenance, financial analyst, housekeeping attendant, concierge, administrative assistant and marketing associate.

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Local employers to fill open jobs at Caldwell June 16 summer job fair

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: June 13, 2022
Media Contact: Monico.Sanchez@labor.idaho.gov

People looking for a new job or career change can explore immediate openings with more than 50 local employers at Caldwell’s summer job fair. The event – hosted by the Idaho Department of Labor – is set for Thursday, June 16, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at its Caldwell office, 4514 Thomas Jefferson St.

Employers will be trying to fill job openings such as caregivers, general laborers, registered nurses, teachers, drivers, welders, assemblers, office staff, sales representatives, managers, warehouse workers and more.

Participating employers include Saint Alphonsus, D & B Supply, Amazon, Amalgamated Sugar, Northwest Traffic Services, Franz Bakery, the Treasure Valley YMCA, local staffing agencies and more. For a full list of employers, visit Labor’s calendar of events.

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Labor employment services now available in more than 20 southwestern Idaho mobile locations

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: June 13, 2022
Media Contact: jill.kleist@labor.idaho.gov

Idahoans living in remote, rural areas in southwestern Idaho can now get help finding a job in 21 Idaho Department of Labor mobile locations throughout southwestern Idaho.

Customized services like help finding a new job, access to training resources or landing a job that pays well can now be found in rural communities like Cascade, Council, Eagle, Emmett, Garden City, Garden Valley, Glenns Ferry, Grand View, Horseshoe Bend, Kuna, McCall, Meridian, Middleton, Midvale, Mountain Home, New Meadows, Payette, Star, Weiser as well as two locations in Boise.

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Labor expands employment services in southeastern Idaho

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For Immediate Release: May 26, 2022
Media Contact: Jill.Kleist@labor.idaho.gov

Job search, resume assistance available in seven southeastern Idaho communities – from American Falls to the Utah border.

Idahoans living in rural southeastern Idaho have more options for obtaining services from the Idaho Department of Labor.

With a variety of office hours in seven regional mobile locations – Aberdeen, American Falls, Blackfoot, Malad, Montpelier, Preston and Soda Springs – customers can access services such as resume writing, filling out job applications, preparing for an interview, filing for unemployment benefits and learning about training resources.

These mobile sites are in addition to Labor’s full-service office in Pocatello.

All mobile locations offer walk-in hours and appointments staffed with an Idaho Department of Labor workforce consultant.

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Labor offers employment services across northern Idaho

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For Immediate Release: April 13, 2022
Media Contact: Kellye.Sharp@labor.idaho.gov

Idahoans living in remote, rural areas of Idaho’s five most northern counties can now access state employment services in seven mobile office locations.

“Our mobile office model is for Idaho citizens without a Labor office in their community,” explains Department of Labor Director Jani Revier. “Our partnerships with local libraries, community centers, city halls and other organizations allow us to deliver face-to-face services to rural Idahoans. Our footprint is larger now than ever before.”

All mobile Labor locations offer walk-in hours and appointments staffed with a Department of Labor workforce consultant who can help with writing resumes, filling out job applications, preparing for an interview, accessing job training resources, filing for unemployment insurance benefits and other services. Continue reading

Boise Multi-Employer Job Fair Set for Feb. 2

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: Jan. 25, 2022
Media Contact: Joe Goitiandia, joe.goitiandia@labor.idaho.gov

Idaho Labor is hosting a multi-employer job fair Feb. 2, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Holiday Inn Express, 475 W. Parkcenter Blvd., in Boise.

Job seekers can meet with many area employers representing a variety of industries hiring for jobs such as production workers, warehouse associates, merchandisers, material handlers, electricians, maintenance mechanics, production operators, route sales representatives, caregivers, housekeepers, customer service representatives, bus drivers, equipment operators, receiving coordinators and  administrative staff.

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