About 400 people show for Treasure Valley job fairs seeking 1,800

adutton@idahostatesman.comJuly 25, 2013 

Job fairs in Boise, Meridian and Caldwell this week attracted less than one-fourth the number of people sought for upcoming jobs at a West Boise call center.

A Virginia-based company, Maximus, plans to run a federal health-insurance exchange call center at the Hewlett-Packard campus. Maximus held the job fairs at Idaho Department of Labor offices in those cities.

The department said Thursday that about 400 people came to those fairs. Job fairs for Maximus also were held in Mountain Home and Payette; their attendance was not provided by the department.

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Officials did not say how much Maximus will pay. However, a call-center job fair in May that included Maximus offered wages between $9 and $13.46 an hour plus bonuses.

Visit the Idaho Labor Department's jobs search to find other openings in the state.

Watch this one-minute Statesman video featuring applicants at Monday's job fair in Boise.

Audrey Dutton: 377-6448

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