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Aug 30, 2022

Biz ‘Bite:’ Idaho Labor mobile offices expand into libraries

Read More IBR Headlines [feed url="https://idahobusinessreview.com/category/news/ibr-headlines/feed/" number="3"] 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 of those, 22 offer full DOL walk-in services by DOL employ[...]

Idaho involuntary terminations
Aug 22, 2022

US vs. Idaho involuntary terminations

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="300"] Idaho job openings declined slightly in June while hiring and quitting rates remained steady. Click to enlarge. Graphic by Catie Clark[/caption] 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 Lab[...]

Aug 19, 2022

Boise to host tech industry recruitment event Aug. 25 

Read More IBR Headlines [feed url="https://idahobusinessreview.com/category/news/ibr-headlines/feed/" number="3"] 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 at our downtown office to buil[...]

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Aug 9, 2022

Micron announces investment and lowered earnings

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 operational roles at Micron.” [caption id="attachment_213583" align="alignright" width="300"] Micron in Bo[...]

Aug 8, 2022

Biz ‘Bite:’ Schweitzer Mountain Resort building employee housing

[caption id="attachment_283428" align="alignright" width="300"] Groundbreaking on July 15 for Schweitzer Mountain Resort employee housing in Ponderay. Photo courtesy of Schweitzer Mountain Resort[/caption] 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 res[...]

Aug 5, 2022

How Idaho investigates discrimination

[caption id="attachment_283293" align="alignright" width="175"] Benjamin Earwicker[/caption] 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 Boise-based Micron Technol[...]

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.
Jul 29, 2022

Chicken Little initial unemployment claims

[caption id="attachment_282980" align="alignright" width="300"] Five years of initial unemployment claims data (not-seasonally-adjusted) for the United States and Idaho. Plot is on a log scale for ease of comparison. Click to enlarge. Graphic by Catie Clark[/caption] You may have noticed on July 21 when the national employment statistics were released that many headlines throughout national med[...]

Jul 26, 2022

Biz ‘Bite:’ Idaho unemployment rate remains unchanged

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% in June and the number of unemployed up 12,708 to 5.9 million. The national unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points above its pre-[...]

Jul 12, 2022

A word with Tyler Schram, an up-and-coming architect 

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 a healthy, sustainable environment. Schram, who just graduated with a master’s in architecture degree from the University of Idaho (U of I), believes that su[...]

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Jul 12, 2022

Biz ‘Bite:’ Department of Labor opens 4 new mobile offices

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 resources regarding help with writing resumes, completing job applications, preparing for an interview, filing for unemployment and more.[...]

Jul 5, 2022

Biz ‘Bite:’ Idaho’s workforce shows per capita growth

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 for employers who are still scrambling to hire, but there are still approximately two job openings for every worker, a number unchanged since March. [caption id="attachm[...]

Jul 1, 2022

April’s Idaho hiring and quitting data shows new trends

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="300"] National and Idaho seasonally adjusted non-farm rates of job openings, hires and quits. Click to enlarge. Graph by Catie Clark[/caption] 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 [...]