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Looking for work? 70 employers look to fill 2,200 jobs at Caldwell job fair

By: - May 10, 2021 4:01 am
Idaho Department of Labor

The State of Idaho Department of Labor in Boise on March 23, 2021. (Otto Kitsinger for Idaho Capital Sun)

Idahoans seeking work can speak to more than 70 employers looking to fill more than 2,200 jobs at a job fair May 19 in Caldwell, according to a press release from the Idaho Department of Labor.

The Idaho Labor All Star outdoor job fair, which is sponsored in partnership with the city of Caldwell, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the GALS Quad softball fields, 4700 Skyway St., in Caldwell.

The first half hour is dedicated to military veterans, according to the press release.

Employers at the event, including Amazon, St. Luke’s and Capitol Distributing, are looking for warehouse associates, electrical engineers, certified medical assistants, customer service reps, food plant operators, maintenance technicians, superintendents, fork lift drivers, custodians, landscapers and more. For a full list of employers, go to the Department of Labor’s calendar of events.

Most jobs pay between $11 and $29 per hour and include benefits, according to the release. Some employers are also offering signing bonuses.

Attendees should be prepared to fill out job applications, discuss skills with potential employers and bring resumes to share. Tips from the Department of Labor for writing resumes and completing applications can be found in the online guide Maximize Your Job Search.

All participants will be asked to wear a mask and follow CDC guidelines for social distancing.

Customers with disabilities who need reasonable accommodation to participate should call the Department of Labor’s Caldwell local office at 208-364-7781. To access the Idaho Relay Service for the deaf and hard of hearing, dial 711.

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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.

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