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Tag Archives: Idaho Department of Labor

IBR Panel: Workplace culture must change in Idaho’s labor market (access required)

Idaho Workplace culture

Removing barriers for recruitment, hiring practices, workplace culture and employee retention are top priorities for many business leaders as Idaho’s labor market remains tight. Five panelists explored current challenges facing Idaho employers at an ongoing Breakfast Series event sponsored by ...

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Department of Labor predicts 1.4 percent annual job growth through 2026

New projections from the Idaho Department of Labor forecast that the state will add more than 105,000 jobs by 2026, bringing total statewide employment to approximately 841,000. In 2016, statewide employment was 735,000. This new projection indicates expected growth of ...

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State healthcare apprenticeship program adds skilled workers in Idaho hospitals (access required)

A healthcare apprenticeship program is helping Idaho hospitals obtain some of the skilled workers they need. Similar to the software engineering apprenticeship program, the Idaho Hospital Association, in cooperation with the Department of Labor, provides Idaho employers with tools for ...

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Idaho’s data is moving off the mainframe

Want a slightly used mainframe? Cheap? In a few years, Idaho might have one for you. The payroll system, used by state agencies, was installed on the mainframe in 1987 and the accounting installed in 1988, with the mainframe itself ...

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AGC will seek more training for construction workers (access required)

Idaho as a state and Boise and Lewiston as metro areas have led the nation in construction job growth at various points in the past year, and the state overall added 7,000 construction jobs in the past three years to ...

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Labor Department spokesman Bob Fick to retire

Bob Fick, the Idaho Department of Labor’s communications manager and legislative liason, will retire on May 1. Fick was with the Labor Department since the beginning of 2005. In addition to handling media and legislative responsibilities, Fick also supervised the ...

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