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 labor.idaho.gov/officedirectory.