GoGo Squeez, which makes pureed fruit snacks in Nampa, will receive $500,000 from the Idaho Department of Labor to train workers for 85 new positions.
Those jobs will pay between $12 and $50 an hour, averaging $20.58 an hour, according to the department’s Thursday announcement. The grant will provide funding for at least 25 positions in-house or provided by third-party vendors.
The positions will include medical benefits, a requirement for receiving grants from the state’s Workforce Development Training Fund. The state reimburses qualified companies the cost of training new workers or retraining existing employees. Companies must produce a product or service sold outside of their regions to qualify.
GoGo Squeez is owned by Materne North America, a privately held subsidiary of Groupe MOM of France. The Nampa plant has 65 employees.