Idaho Employment Newsletter October 2017

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Idaho Employment

A monthly update of how Idaho's economy is doing in your area, October 2017


ON Semiconductor Pocatello to Use Workforce Grant to Train, Retrain 79 Employees

ON Semiconductor will use a Workforce Development Training Fund grant of $335,958 to assist with the creation and training of five permanent full-time positions and for retraining and retaining 79 employees at its Pocatello facility.


The new line maintenance technician positions will pay an average hourly rate of $23 plus employer-assisted medical benefits upon completion of training. 


Idaho Labor Staff Recognized with National Awards

Two current and one former Idaho Department of Labor staff were recognized for providing vital workforce and economic development opportunities for their communities and the state at the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) annual meeting in Coeur d’Alene in October.




Pictured from left: Paul J. Spannknebel, Idaho Department of Labor interim director; Brett Richard; Dale Peinecke, NASWA president; Stacey Shegrud; and Robert Uhlenkott.

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