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How many local jobseekers came to the recent Verizon Wireless job fair?

Note to WilburTheDog (commenter)> This story got major display with a photo a week before the job fair. There's no way anyone can assert this event was not given enough advance notification. Click the link below to see that story.

A few weeks ago we featured a job fair by Verizon Wireless, looking to fill a bunch of new store positions at Spokane and North Idaho stores.

So how good a turnout did the company get during the four-hour fair? We learned this much from a company spokeswoman, Erica O'Connor:

"Verizon had 61 applicants attend their recent Spokane retail job fair. The HR team is engaging in follow-up and evaluation with hiring decisions coming soon. Employees selected from this job fair would likely begin training in July."


Job fairs set for Dec. 2 for seasonal Forest Service jobs in 2014 summer season

Thinking about working for the Forest Service next summer, in anything from firefighting to recreation, wildlife, fisheries tech or range management? Plan ahead, is the advice from the Idaho Department of Labor, which reports that the Forest Service has scheduled job fairs for Dec. 2 at all 25 state employment offices around the state, each running from 12:30 to 4 p.m. local time. The job fairs are informational, said Robin Hollis, a workforce consultant with the Department of Labor, offering a chance to talk with the Forest Service about what’s available and where and when to apply. “When is really key,” she said, “Because  in January is when they do their first fire hire, for the 2014 fire season. A lot of people don’t realize that they should be building their profile now in usajobs.gov.”

The actual job postings likely will be out in late December or January, depending on the type of summer seasonal job, Hollis said. Click below for the Department of Labor’s full announcement.

Results: Vets get jobs, find leads at Hero2Hired job fair

At last Thursday’s “Hero2Hired” job fair for veterans at the Idaho Center, 71 firm and 205 conditional job officers were made to Idaho veterans, active duty military members, members of the National Guard and Reserve and military spouses; it was Idaho’s largest military hiring fair to date. The job fair, sponsored by the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, the Idaho Department of Labor, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve and an array of others, also saw numerous interviews scheduled for job openings over the coming year; more than 135 employers participated, along with 835 job seekers.

130+ employers on tap for ‘Hero2Hired’ job fair for vets Thurs. at Idaho Center

More than 130 employers will be hiring at the third annual “Hero2Hired” job fair for veterans, military members and military spouses on Thursday at the Idaho Center in Nampa. The employers, all of whom have open positions, will conduct interviews with interested job seekers on the spot. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and is open to veterans, active duty military, members of the National Guard and Reserve, and military spouses. Job seekers and employers can still register online to participate at labor.idaho.gov; walk-ins also are welcome.

The event is sponsored by the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, Hero2Hired, the Idaho Department of Labor, the U.S. Department of Labor, the Idaho Center, and KTVB-TV; at last year’s job fair, 81 vets were hired on the spot and 327 additional hires were planned by participating companies over the next year.

Idaho Dept. of Labor schedules job fair for 700 call center jobs

Up to 700 call center jobs for customer service agents at six companies are up for grabs at a job fair the Idaho Department of Labor is holding on May 7 in Boise. The call center jobs are with CenturyLink, Citi, DirecTV, T-Mobile, WDS-Xerox and Wells Fargo, and pay between $9 and $13.46 an hour plus bonuses; they also offer benefits including medical and dental. The job fair is scheduled from 3-7 p.m. at the department’s Boise office, 219 W. Main St. in Boise; there’s more info here.

AM: Mine Families Coping w/Closure

“I would prefer to stay here,” said Mark Miller, of Kingston, Idaho, along with his wife, Heidi, and their baby daughter, Naomi, during a job fair at Wallace Junior/Senior High School on Thursday. Miller works in Lucky Friday Mine’s milling operation. Becky Kramer/SR story here. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka)