For Immediate Release: March 2, 2022
Media Contact: Oscar Escobedo, Oscar.Escobedo@labor.idaho.gov
More than 40 employers are participating in the Magic Valley Hiring Expo March 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. The event takes place at Canyon Ridge High School, 300 N. College Road W., in Twin Falls.
Employers are ready to hire workers in production, general labor, maintenance, food service, retail, health care, administrative and sales. Continue reading
For Immediate Release: Oct. 7, 2019
Information Contact: Georgia Smith, (208) 332-3570 ext. 2102
The Idaho Department of Labor has implemented its new service model in the Magic Valley area, providing direct mobile services to five communities.
Labor staff will offer walk-in hours and appointment times in all five 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.
“Our new model is a positive development for scores of rural Idahoans who have faced burdensome travel requirements to meet with Idaho Department of Labor personnel in person,” Revier said. “We are now offering face-to-face services in more cities and towns than ever before thanks to the generosity of community organizations kindly offering space, and we will continue to provide service opportunities to all corners of the state.”
For Immediate Release: May 21, 2018
Information Contact: Randy Neerdaels (208) 735-2500 ext. 3653 or Glinda Fennell (208) 735-2500 ext. 3647
Businesses will have the chance to recruit youth for current job openings and career opportunities at a youth hiring event June 13, 1 – 3 p.m. at the Idaho Department of Labor’s Twin Falls office, 420 Falls Ave.
The event provides a venue where businesses can connect with potential employees, provide career awareness and expose attendees to the many opportunities their companies have to offer.
While many 16-year-olds are thinking about getting their driver’s licenses and passing pre-calculus, one southern Idaho high school student has much larger aspirations. Jared Lott, a junior from Filer, has big dreams of one day becoming a pediatric oncologist.
In addition to his full high school class schedule, Jared is taking college level medical terminology and health occupation classes and works at a local assisted living facility. In the midst of this, he had been fighting a two-year battle with leukemia.
On June 5, 2010, Jared was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. In and out of hospitals, Jared missed out on a lot of school, but that didn’t stop him. He began teaching himself the subjects he was missing, even enrolling in a dual credit honors English class through the University of Idaho so he could begin to receive college credits.