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Micron announces investment and lowered earnings (access required)

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Micron Technology announced a $40 billion investment in manufacturing on Aug. 9. In a statement, the Boise-based firm claimed it was the “largest-ever investment in U.S. memory manufacturing,” which would create “40,000 American jobs,” including “5,000 highly paid technical and ...

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Biz ‘Bite:’ Schweitzer Mountain Resort building employee housing (access required)

Schweitzer Mountain just north of Ponderay is another Idaho resort-area business that is building its own housing for its employees potentially priced out of the local housing market. The resort broke ground on July 15 for 84 housing units, all ...

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How Idaho investigates discrimination (access required)

Because of the recent claims of religious discrimination by members of the Micron Employees for Religious Freedom (MERF), the Idaho Business Review decided to profile the workings of the Idaho Human Rights Commission (IHRC), which recently investigated complaints filed against ...

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Chicken Little initial unemployment claims (access required)

Graph shows parallel behavior of both national and Idaho initial unemployment claims data. Idaho initial claims numbers for 2022 so far are indistinguishable from 2017, 2018, 2019, which were all before the arrival of the pandemic.

You may have noticed on July 21 when the national employment statistics were released that many headlines throughout national media outlets shouted initial unemployment claims were up up up! Here’s an example from Bloomberg: “US Jobless Claims Hit Eight-Month High ...

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Biz ‘Bite:’ Idaho unemployment rate remains unchanged (access required)

Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 2.5% in June, Idaho Department of Labor announced on June 22, which is unchanged from May and remaining at a historic low. Nationally, unemployment was mostly unchanged with the unemployment rate remaining at 3.6% ...

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A word with Tyler Schram, an up-and-coming architect  (access required)

The future of sustainability and architecture is in the hands of passionate young people with creative ideas. Tyler Schram is one of those people. For him, it boils down to building communities that not only connect people, but also promote ...

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Biz ‘Bite:’ Department of Labor opens 4 new mobile offices (access required)

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The Idaho Department of Labor has increased accessibility to job and employer services in Adams and Valley counties by opening four mobile offices: Cascade, Council, McCall and New Meadows. Walk-in hours and appointments are available for those who would like ...

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Biz ‘Bite:’ Idaho’s workforce shows per capita growth (access required)

One Idaho labor trend is breaking new ground: after two years of decline, the per capita measures of the number of workers working or available for work has been increasing since the beginning of 2022. This looks like good news ...

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April’s Idaho hiring and quitting data shows new trends (access required)

When the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the March data from its State Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) on May 20, it looked like the rate of hiring and quitting in Idaho was settling into trends ...

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First class of high school Career Technical Education diploma program graduates (access required)

In 2021, the state Legislature created a new diploma program called the Career Technical Education (CTE) diploma, of which the pioneering 2022 class recently graduated from this May, and some will graduate in June, depending on their school district. Offered ...

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