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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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Women’s Business Center of Idaho closes (access required)

The Women’s Business Center of Idaho has closed. The 5-year-old nonprofit organization was part of Jannus, a Boise-based organization. WBC Director Shari Chatterton said the center closed June 30 because of financial problems. “The WBC has been challenged with meeting ...

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Idaho Wendy’s restaurants hit by hackers

Wendy’s said hackers were able to steal customers’ credit and debit card information at 1,025 of its U.S. restaurants, far more than it originally thought, including several in Idaho. The hamburger chain said July 7 that hackers were able to ...

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Seeking an end to the Cuba embargo (access required)

More than 25 Idaho businesses, politicians and community leaders have joined a national group called Engage Cuba to push for an end to the trade embargo against Cuba. The coalition was created after President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul ...

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Dow to build Styrofoam insulation plant in Burley

Dow Building Solutions, a business unit within Dow Chemical Co., intends to start construction in August on a 60,000-square-foot styrofoam manufacturing plant in Burley. The Burley plant will produce extruded polystyrene insulation, or XPS, a building insulation that meets higher ...

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Idaho’s Travel Industry: IBR Breakfast Series report (access required)

  Introduction Like so many other industries in Idaho, the tourism industry is thriving right now. Visitors come for business, they come for adventure, they come for relaxation — and they’re coming in large numbers. Bed tax collections, which pay ...

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