Bob Fick, the Idaho Department of Labor’s communications manager and legislative liason, will retire on May 1. Fick was with the Labor Department since the beginning of 2005. In addition to handling media and legislative responsibilities, Fick also supervised the Labor Department’s six regional labor economists and assisted in research projects.
Before that, Fick was a reporter and supervisor with the Associated Press for 32 years, working more than two decades in Boise and, before that as a congressional reporter in Washington, D.C. He also worked for the AP in St. Louis and Jefferson City, Mo. as well as a newspaper in Flint, Mich.