June unemployment data for Valley County as published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.We’re closely tracking the 2010 trend, be it still at about one point higher.
More details at http://data.bls.gov.
University of Idaho Extension Office
From the Idaho Department of Labor press release of July 19.
Idaho Department of Labor Director Roger B. Madsen is launching a second round of meetings with business owners, legislators, local officials and other community leaders around the state to hear what is on their minds, answer their questions and get their suggestions on how the agency can improve its services.
Madsen will also discuss the new Hire One tax credit that rewards employers who increase their payrolls to help the economy begin recovering from the recession.
“It’s been clear from the sessions over the past four weeks that Idaho businesses are interested in making the most of the services we can offer them at the Department of Labor and our 25 local offices,” Madsen said. “It just makes sense to talk with those on the front lines of this economy about what we can do to help them be profitable and provide jobs for the tens of thousands of workers hit hardest by the recession.”
Nine sessions are scheduled; the session in Valley County will be:
Aug. 31 – 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Labor’s McCall office, 299 S. 3rd St.
Space is limited. Reservations for the McCall session can be made by calling (208) 332-3570 ext 3964 or emailing Diane.Severine@labor.idaho.gov
A second life for beetle-kill Colorado Pine
A nice show of entrepreneurship: thanks to Robyn Meier and Mark Ve!ijkovich, the duo behind Denver’s I’ve Got Wood Furniture,beetle-kill Colorado pine is given a second life.
So reported Sunset Magazine of August 2011.