The Idaho Department of Labor has offices throughout the state with its Treasure Valley offices located in Boise and Caldwell. (Otto Kitsinger for the Idaho Capital Sun)
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On Aug. 2, the Idaho Department of Labor will host a career fair for trade workers or those interested in following a career path in skilled trades.
There are 25 local companies looking to hire and train carpenters, roofers, electricians, bridge workers, apprentices, machinists and other skilled trade positions. Some of the companies attending the event include Guerdon, Knife River Corp., Mountain West Division, Idaho Milk Transport, NxEdge, Tradesmen International and Darigold-Idaho. For a full list of employers, visit the labor department’s calendar of events.
During the event, Idaho Department of Labor staff and their agency partners can help job seekers explore different career options and opportunities. Applicants should bring their resumes and prepare for an interview.
The Idaho Department of Labor’s website offers free online assistance with writing resumes, completing applications and interviewing guidance. Attending a job fair also counts as one weekly valid work-search activity for receiving unemployment insurance.
In addition to offering job opportunities in skilled trades, the Department of Labor staff will provide information about funding opportunities for required job training. Programs like Idaho Launch will pay 90% of tuition costs for approved programs and applicants.
When: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 2
Where: College of Western Idaho Micron Education Center, 5725 E. Franklin Road, Nampa
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