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Idaho Power eyes state’s first utility-owned solar plant

Idaho Power is looking to build the state’s first utility-owned solar power project. The company recently filed an application with the Idaho Public Utilities Commission seeking approval for its Community Solar Pilot Program. The proposed 500-kilowatt solar array would be ...

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Provisions of OSHA electronic reporting rule pushed back (access required)

Officials at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration say they plan to push back the enforcement date of certain parts of a new rule requiring employers to electronically submit records of workplace injuries and illnesses. The agency said July 13 it would ...

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A word with Terry Ryan of Bluum

Terry Ryan is president of Bluum, a project of the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation that will spend $3 million in Idaho this year on education projects around the state. Bluum creates and supports alternative education models with an emphasis ...

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Survey identifies the time-wasters at work (access required)

When Express Employment Professionals asked “What is the biggest waste of your time on a daily basis?” interruptions by employees and co-workers were the top response. In a survey of 2,000 businesses, 21 percent identified constant interruptions by employees/co-workers as ...

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Vermont nuclear plant owner wants to ship radioactive water to Idaho

The owner of the closed Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant is seeking to ship hundreds of thousands of gallons of radioactive water to an Idaho processing facility. The Rutland Herald reported that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is evaluating responses from ...

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Hispanic-owned businesses have grown exponentially since 2007 (access required)

Idaho’s Hispanic population has increased 15.1 percent, to about 200,000 residents, since the 2010 census. And research shows more Latinos are leaving low-wage positions to work for themselves. Hispanics in Idaho earn significantly less than other Idaho residents. That discrepancy ...

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A word with Barry Carlman of American Staffing Inc.

Barry Carlman is Fruitland branch manager at American Staffing Inc., a Meridian labor company with offices in several Idaho cities and Elko, Nev. In 21 years at his job, Carlman has never seen demand as high as it is now ...

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Department of Labor gives $1.2 million to Paylocity for employee training (access required)

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The Idaho Department of Labor awarded about 15 percent of its Workforce Development Training Fund to Paylocity for the training of about 500 new employees. The department will reimburse Paylocity training costs for the next two years up to a ...

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