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Catching up with The Career Index as it lands a big Veterans Administration contract (access required)

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COEUR D’ALENE — A Coeur d’Alene company that developed software for use by state agencies and nonprofits to remind social service clients of necessary tasks has landed a big contract with the federal Veterans Administration. “It’s a national contract for vocational ...

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Construction companies fight workplace injuries, deaths

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The surge in construction is bringing on another surge: Construction deaths and injuries. Construction companies are looking for ways to reduce these incidents. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) compiles occupational injuries, and breaks them out into categories. For example, ...

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Looking for a job? DevOpsDays exhibitors are hiring (access required)

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At most computer shows, exhibitors are selling their products. But at the recent DevOpsDays Boise, exhibitors were selling themselves: All but a handful were recruiting, rather than demonstrating their wares. The conference, now in its fourth year, is intended to ...

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Local building materials supplier expands

A local building materials supplier has a new design center and showroom in the area. Johnson Brothers said the new facility is nearly three times the size of the previous space. The newly renovated building at 2230 S. Cole Road, ...

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Department of Commerce awards two IGEM grants (access required)

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The Idaho Department of Commerce has awarded two grants, totaling more than a half-million dollars, that will help two Idaho companies bring new technologies to market. The Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission (IGEM) program, through the Department of Commerce, offers grants ...

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Corporate landlords are snatching up entry-level housing in Boise

Charter Pointe was exactly the type of subdivision prospective first-time homebuyer Amanda Cunningham wanted to live in: two-story homes surrounded by farmland with an elementary school close enough for her son to walk to. “It’s hard to find a home ...

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McCain marks official opening of Burley plant (access required)

Following the completion of a $200 million expansion last fall that added a third production line to the company’s frozen French fry manufacturing plant in Burley, officials at McCain Foods USA decided this week that a formal grand opening celebration ...

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Shelf life: Albertsons to raise its private-label profile (access required)

Boise-based Albertsons Cos. is upping its private-label game. With one industry analyst placing grocers’ sales of in-store brands at 25% of sales, Albertsons recently announced it will update branding of its Signature Select line and roll out more than 300 ...

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Congress launches Big Tech antitrust probe

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The federal government may be warming up its antitrust enforcement machine and pointing it at Big Tech. On Monday, the House Judiciary Committee announced a sweeping antitrust probe of unspecified technology companies. In a statement, it ...

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