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Sharon Fisher is an Idaho Business Review staff writer, covering financial institutions, technology, and business development. She holds a bachelor of science in computer science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a masters in public administration and graduate certificates in geographic informational analysis and in community and regional planning from Boise State University. She likes explaining things and going to meetings. Join me on Twitter at @IBR_SLFisher.

State’s first new software apprentices find places at Meridian tech company (access required)

A software engineering apprenticeship program developed by the Department of Labor and funded by the federal government has placed its first apprentices. “There’s truly a shortage of software talent,” said Dan Puga, president of In Time Tec LLC, in Meridian, ...

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Thanks to robotic milking, more Idaho bovines are sporting Fitbits for cows (access required)

Faced with an increasing shortage of workers, Idaho dairies are investing in robotic milkers. “The interest in robotic milking in Idaho is growing quite rapidly,” said John Paetz, regional manager of Lely North America, headquartered in Pella, Iowa. The company ...

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JPMorgan Chase expands business services (access required)

As part of a nationwide expansion announced in January, JPMorgan Chase is opening an office in Idaho intended for the “middle market” of business customers, including hiring an Idaho-based commercial banking market executive. Chase entered the Idaho market in 2008 ...

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