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University of Idaho expanding industrial robotics program  (access required)

The University of Idaho (U of I) is partnering with several companies to expand its industrial robotics program in northern Idaho.   The expansion is spearheaded by Idaho Forest Group, a Coeur d’Alene-based company producing dimensional lumber such as 2 ...

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Idaho’s most recent hires, quits and layoffs (access required)

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released data for every state on Sept. 16 that updates information through August on job openings, hiring, quitting and firing. The big takeaway in this data is that the job market is still ...

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Idaho unemployment bumps up to 2.7%, labor force grows (access required)

Idaho’s unemployment rate rose one-tenth of a percent to 2.7% in August but remained below 3% for the seventh consecutive month, state officials said Friday. The Idaho Department of Labor said that more than 930,000 Idaho workers have jobs while ...

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Is Idaho a good place to work? Report says no (access required)

Read More IBR Headlines In its 2022 survey of the best places to work, Oxfam America found that the best state for worker rights and protections was Oregon. Next door in Idaho, Oxfam ranked Idaho at 43rd. Oxfam America is ...

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Biz ‘Bite:’ Can this Payette teacher afford to teach? (access required)

Read More IBR Headlines The Idaho Business Review has not taken out its Idaho Cost of Living calculator since May. For September, in recognition of the teacher shortage in Idaho, we fired it up and updated it with current mortgage ...

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Micron to invest $15B in new Boise fab (access required)

Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU),  has announced plans to invest approximately $15 billion to construct a new fab for leading-edge memory manufacturing in Boise. This will be the first new memory manufacturing fab built in the United States in 20 ...

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Biz ‘Bite:’ Age correlates to 2021-2022 quit rates (access required)

As 2021 and Q1/Q2 2022 economic data ripen into studies and published reports, various sources have noted that 2021-2022 quitting trends have generational differences. For example, nationally renowned economist Eliot Eisenberg noted on Aug. 25 that: “Over the past two ...

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Biz ‘Bite:’ Idaho Labor mobile offices expand into libraries (access required)

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Read More IBR Headlines The Idaho Department of Labor (DOL) and the Idaho Commission for Libraries announced the extension of DOL mobile office services or the expansion of existing DOL services on Aug. 29 at twenty-four local Idaho Libraries. Out ...

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US vs. Idaho involuntary terminations (access required)

Idaho Business Review’s monthly feature column on Idaho’s labor force This month’s update on Idaho’s labor force from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) State Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS), released on Aug. 17, contained an interesting ...

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Boise to host tech industry recruitment event Aug. 25  (access required)

Read More IBR Headlines An industry leader in Boise’s fast-growing tech-related industries is hosting a recruiting opportunity with a leader in technology hiring events.  “This event is a unique opportunity for Mavik Ventures to collaborate and host the HackerX event ...

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