Idaho to deploy $2.4 million to train job seekers

March 7, 2014 

The Idaho Department of Labor received $2.4 million in federal funds to help southwestern Idaho job seekers find work.

The money can finance short-term training, on-the-job or classroom training or tools for those who qualify.

The funds are available through the Workforce Investment Act, which was designed to lower long-term unemployment, as well as out-of-work veterans and their spouses, displaced workers and low-income adults, especially those 50 and older or ages 16 to 21.

Job seekers should attend a one-hour meeting on Friday, March 14 at one of the Department's seven offices in the southwest region. There, job hunters can learn if they qualify for paid re-employment assistance, training or other benefits.

The office locations are:

°Boise, 219 W. Main St.

°Canyon County, 4514 Thomas Jefferson St. in Caldwell

°Meridian, 1090 E. Watertower Lane, Suite 100

°Mountain Home, 1150 American Legion Blvd.

°Emmett, 288 Hwy. 16, Suite 107

°Payette, 501 N. 16th St., Suite 107

McCall, 299 S. 3rd St.

More information can be found online at

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