For Immediate Release: Jan. 19, 2023
Media Contact: Pam.Rogers@labor.idaho.gov
Idahoans out of work through no fault of their own can get help filing for unemployment insurance through Idaho Department of Labor staff in local and mobile office locations throughout the state.
Labor staff, known as unemployment insurance navigators, are available by appointment or through walk-in consultations during certain hours. Those in need of assistance can find hours and phone numbers for their nearest office at labor.idaho.gov/officedirectory.
For Immediate Release: Sept. 27, 2021
Media Contact: Georgia Smith, Georgia.Smith@labor.idaho.gov or Kellye Sharp, Kellye.Sharp@labor.idaho.gov
Salmon and Orofino transition to remote locations
Challis and Wieppe are the two newest communities to be added to the Idaho Department of Labor’s roster of remote service delivery locations, effective Oct. 4.
The two new locations will increase the number of rural Idaho communities receiving direct access to the department’s employment services to 50.
Labor’s Orofino and Salmon offices will also transition to remote service delivery sites and will close Sept. 27. The mobile services locations open Oct. 4.
For Immediate Release: July 24, 2020
Media Contact: Darlene Carnopis, firstname.lastname@example.org
Job seekers can now schedule appointments to meet with a workforce consultant in a Labor local office for assistance with job training, resume writing and interview skills and other programs.
In addition, lobby computers can be reserved for 45 minutes to use for job searches or to file unemployment insurance (UI) claims. As a reminder, local office staff do not process or resolve UI claims and cannot help with UI questions. People who need assistance with their claims should call 1-833-410-1009.
To comply with Gov. Brad Little’s Stay Healthy Guidelines, offices will:
- Use measures to ensure employees and customers maintain at least six-foot physical distancing.
- Offer masks to customers. Staff will wear masks and we request customers wear them, as well.
- Provide services while limiting close interactions.
Mobile location reopenings are not scheduled at this time, but all Labor services are available online and by phone. Job seekers can find their closest local office and contact information on the Labor website.
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For Immediate Release: Sept. 27, 2019
Information Contact: Georgia Smith, (208) 332-3570 ext. 2102
The Idaho Department of Labor has implemented its new service model in the Soda Springs and Blackfoot areas, providing direct mobile services to eight communities.
Labor staff will offer walk-in hours and appointment times in all eight communities with the same services staff have traditionally provided. Those include resume writing, applying for jobs, filing for unemployment insurance benefits, mock interviews, connections to community resources, job training assistance and more. Staff will also continue to serve businesses with listing open jobs, collecting applications, connecting to resources and assisting with recruitment.
Jani Revier, Labor director, said many rural citizens who have not traditionally had easy access to in-person Labor services should be better served by this model.
For Immediate Release: July 8, 2019
Information Contact: Georgia Smith (208) 332-3570, ext. 2102
BOISE, Idaho – Idaho Department of Labor Director Jani Revier today announced a new statewide model that will directly serve more Idahoans.
“We are bringing the Department of Labor to the citizens of rural Idaho. This is a new way to provide service, an Idaho way, that addresses the unique regional challenges that we face in our state,” said Revier. “We want to provide more Idahoans top-notch service when they need it, where they need it in order to help them get back to work and access the benefits they are entitled to.”
The new model modernizes how the department delivers services, focusing on increasing Idaho Labor’s presence while decreasing its physical footprint. After several months of transition, there will be six primary Idaho Labor regional offices in Post Falls, Lewiston, Caldwell, Twin Falls, Pocatello and Idaho Falls. Five affiliate offices will remain in Sandpoint, Orofino, Boise, Burley and Salmon. These 11 offices will offer walk-in services.