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Job fair for Idaho veterans to be held Friday at Boise State

By: - October 24, 2023 3:03 pm
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Idaho employers specifically looking for veterans to fill their open positions are encouraging vets to attend a job fair on Friday in Boise, according to a press release from the Idaho Department of Labor.

Held in partnership with the Idaho Department of Labor, Boise State University and the Idaho Veteran’s Chamber of Commerce, the job fair will be from 1-4 p.m. in the Jordan Ballroom of Boise State University’s Student Union building, 1700 University Drive.

Companies or agencies who plan to be at the job fair include Plexus, Albertsons, GoGo SqueeZ, Pacific Source, the city of Boise, T-Mobile, H&R Block, the National Interagency Fire Center, Bogus Basin, Western Aircraft and more. A full list of employers who are participating can be found online.

While preparing for the job fair, attendees are encouraged to use the Department of Labor’s Maximize Your Job Search Workbook to learn interview skills and look for job tips, according to the press release.

For more information or to request reasonable accommodation contact or call 208-364-7781 ext. 4327. Dial 711 for the Idaho Relay Service for the deaf and hard of hearing.

Attending a job fair counts as one weekly valid work-search activity for unemployment insurance purposes, according to the release.


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Christina Lords
Christina Lords

Christina Lords is the editor-in-chief of the Idaho Capital Sun and has been a professional journalist covering local and state government since graduating from the University of Idaho in 2009. A Pocatello native, Lords is a fifth-generation Idahoan who served as a reporter at the Moscow-Pullman Daily News and the Post Register in Idaho Falls and served as assistant editor for the Idaho Press in Nampa. She also led the Idaho Statesman in Boise for two years before turning to nonprofit journalism.