Gem State Roundup

Idaho Department of Labor to host Nampa career fair in skilled trades

By: - July 19, 2022 4:00 am

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.

For information, email m[email protected] or call 208-364-7781, ext. 3379. Dial 711 to access the Idaho Relay Service for the deaf and hard of hearing.

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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Mia Maldonado
Mia Maldonado

Mia Maldonado joined the Idaho Capital Sun after working as a breaking news reporter at the Idaho Statesman covering stories related to crime, education, growth and politics. She previously interned at the Idaho Capital Sun through the Voces Internship of Idaho, an equity-driven program for young Latinos to work in Idaho news. Born and raised in Coeur d'Alene, Mia moved to the Treasure Valley for college where she graduated from the College of Idaho with a bachelor's degree in Spanish and international political economy.