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Idaho labor achieves pre-pandemic employment rates (access required)

The Idaho Department of Labor (DOL) released the October unemployment rate for the Gem State on Nov. 18, which was unsurprising both in content and tone. The unemployment rate crept up o.1% to 2.9% compared with September, making October “the ...

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Registered apprenticeships benefit Idaho’s people, economy (access required)

Nov. 14-20 is National Apprenticeship Week and marks the celebration of a proven and time-honored career pathway. Right now, 236 Idaho businesses sponsor apprenticeships, with more than 1,800 participating Idahoans getting paid on the job. Like many Americans, Idahoans have seen ...

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School districts provide local solutions to dental staffing shortages (access required)

Staffing shortages are plaguing industries of all kinds, and the dental field is no exception. To help address the lack of qualified dental professionals, local school districts and dentists are offering dental assisting programs that provide high school students the ...

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Biz ‘Bite:’ Intuit expands headquarters with new hybrid workspaces (access required)

Intuit has announced its opening of a new 65,000-square-foot building on its existing site in Eagle that is intended to “reflect the company’s workplace of the future strategy.” Design highlights include: New furnishings, room layouts and technology “to enable an ...

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Biz ‘Bite:’ Idaho’s September unemployment rate upticks slightly (access required)

The Idaho Department of Labor (IDL) is reporting that Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate edged up from 2.7% in August to 2.8% in September as the labor force saw gains in both employed and unemployed workers. Total employment grew by ...

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Idaho’s declining quitters and the mysterious July layoffs (access required)

Last year in October, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) issued its report on the August 2021 Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) for each state plus the District of Columbia, which listed Idaho as having the third-highest ...

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Blaine County to help teachers who can’t find an affordable place to live

Housing in Blaine County is so expensive teachers are living in the streets, and the shortage of affordable options has affected the school district’s ability to recruit and retain its workforce. “There are teachers who live in RVs parked on ...

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