For Immediate Release: Nov. 2, 2022
Media Contact: Georgia.Smith@labor.idaho.gov
Steve, a retired veteran from the Idaho National Guard, didn’t think attending a job fair would change his life.
But it did. In an amazing way.
To get there, Steve reached out to Kenneth Scott, an Idaho Department of Labor veterans’ representative in Post Falls who provided him with the tools he needed to reach his career goals.
Nowadays, Steve is seen regularly at recruiting events representing Heritage Health in an HR role. He recruits veterans, just like him, for jobs with his employer. He says Idaho Labor’s support made a huge difference in his life.
And he’s not the only veteran, or spouse of a veteran, who may be eligible to receive this kind of support with finding a job.
With 116,000 veterans scattered around Idaho, they reside in various counties. According to the 2020 five-year American Community Survey by the U.S. Census Bureau, the top 10 counties with the largest share of the population include Elmore (22.1%), Adams (16.6%), Clearwater (14.7%), Lemhi (14.3%), Boise (13.6%), Benewah (13.0%), Gem (12.5%), Bonner (11.9%), Idaho (11.7%) and Lewis (11.7%).