Jul. 13, 2015

Fast Company: The Next Top 10 Cities for Tech Jobs

Entrepreneurs and young professionals looking to launch their career or their startup in an active technology hub have a wide variety of alternatives to the costly traditional hotspots like New York, Los Angeles, and Silicon Valley. As Fast Company shares, "The country’s hottest up-and-coming tech scenes in 2015 are typically found in mid-sized cities eager to make a name for themselves, offering big-city resources like universities, access to talent, and satellite offices of tech industry titans along with lower costs of living and a greater work/life balance." 

The Boise Metro lands at #7 on the list, "Boise has cemented itself as an affordable launch pad for tech careers, attracting major industry employers like Hewlett Packard and Microsoft along with a burgeoning startup ecosystem. 'It's always one of those places that is ranked near the top of the best places to live because of the quality of life, affordability, recreational opportunities, and it's got a great business environment as well...'

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Aug. 27, 2015

SkyWest Celebrates Grand Opening, 100 New Jobs

by Amanda Watson

Community and state leaders gathered this week to celebrate what community leaders are calling the most exciting piece of news in an exhilarating year for Boise Airport.

The 135,000 square foot SkyWest maintenance hangar was merely an idea 16 months prior. In spring of 2014, representatives from the Boise Valley Economic Partnership, the City of Boise, Boise Airport, Jackson Jet Center and the Idaho Department of Commerce flew to SkyWest Headquarters to recruit the company to choose Boise for its new maintenance facility. Shortly thereafter, those same representatives were breaking ground on the $20 million hangar. Ten short months later, the maintenance facility is ready to open. 

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Nov. 5, 2015

Paylocity Chooses Boise, Creating 500+ Jobs in Next Five Years

by Admin

Paylocity (NASDAQ:PCTY), a provider of cloud-based payroll and human capital management software solutions for medium-sized organizations, has selected Boise for a new expansion facility with plans to create more than 500 quality jobs.  

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Mar. 10, 2015

Forbes Names Boise Number One Place for Jobs This Spring

Manpower Group has named Boise the number one place to land a job this coming spring. According to their most recent survey, a net of 32% of employers in the Boise Valley are planning to hire in 2015, nearly 10% more than the national average. In addition to having a low cost of living, growth in the workforce is vast and diverse making Boise a hot spot to live this year. 

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Jan. 30, 2017

Albertsons Companies Celebrates Adding 26,000 Jobs & 174 Stores

by Albertsons Companies

On the two-year anniversary of the merger that created the second-largest supermarket company in the U.S., Albertsons Companies announced that since the merger with Safeway, it has grown its workforce by 10 percent, creating 26,000 jobs; built or acquired 174 locations; increased healthy food and financial donations; and elevated its commitment to sustainability.

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May. 16, 2016

Boise in Top 10 Best Cities for Summer Jobs

With summer fast approaching, WalletHub’s analysts compared the relative strength of the summer-job market in the 150 largest U.S. cities to help job seekers find the best opportunities for short-term employment. Our data set of 18 metrics ranges from “median income of part-time workers” to “availability of summer jobs” to “percentage of insured part-time workers.”

Boise ranked #9 best city for summer jobs.

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Oct. 16, 2014

Construction Jobs Up In Idaho

A May study by the Associated General Contractors of America stated that Idaho’s construction jobs had increased by around 2.9 percent. Lack of highway financing in some states keeps construction workers out of jobs, according to the group.
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Mar. 25, 2015

Boise Named #1 Place for Jobs By Forbes

by Lisa Holland

In a recent article by Forbes, Boise was named the best place for jobs this spring. Growth is happening quickly in Boise, with 32 percent of employers planning to hire new staff in the second quarter of 2015. That's ten percent more than the national average. 

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Aug. 4, 2016

Boise Construction Jobs Rise at Nation’s 2nd-Fastest Pace

Construction employment grew at a faster rate in the Boise area than in all but one of the nation’s metro areas over the past 12 months, an industry group said Tuesday.

The Associated General Contractors of America said the Boise area added an estimated 3,600 construction jobs between June 2015 and June 2016, a 19 percent increase to 22,600 workers. Of the 358 metro areas the association tracks, 228 grew, but only Kokomo, Indiana, grew at a faster rate, adding 200 jobs to last year’s 1,000.

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Nov. 5, 2014

Global Talent Idaho aims to match refugees with professional jobs

The Idaho Office for Refugees and Mountain States Group has created a program to help highly skilled refugees find professional-level jobs. Just under 4,000 refugees from foreign countries have arrived in Idaho in the last four years.
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Dec. 1, 2014

Unemployment down in Idaho

Idaho's unemployment rate has dropped to 4.1 percent, which is the lowest it has been in six years, according to the Idaho Department of Labor. In October alone, Idaho added 1,200 jobs.

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Jun. 1, 2015

Idaho Ranks First for Job Growth in 2015

Idaho recorded the largest percentage increase in job growth throughout the nation for the first four months of 2015. Since the end of 2014, employment has increased by 2.2 percent in the Gem State totaling an average of 672,325 jobs. Idaho was followed by Utah at 1.8 percent and Washington at 1.3 percent. 

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Jun. 17, 2015

Boise Metro Named One of Top Up-And-Coming Cities For Recent College Grads

by Kathryn Dill, Forbes.com

It’s a message that’s being communicated loud and clear to recent college graduates: For the best combination of job opportunities and manageable costs, don’t limit your employment search to the coasts.

To identify the cities gaining traction with recent college graduates, job search site ZipRecruiter looked at cities with below-average costs of living, low competition, a high percentage of open jobs for candidates with a college degree, and high concentrations of young, single residents.

The Boise-Nampa Metro landed as #2 on the list. 

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Jun. 11, 2015

GoGo SqueeZ Opens New $85 Million Manufacturing Facility In Nampa, Idaho

by GoGo squeeZ

GoGo squeeZ, the leading brand of re-closable, squeezable applesauce in a pouch, announced the grand opening of its new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Nampa, Idaho. The company made an $85MM investment in the new facility which will process and package GoGo squeeZ from apples to applesauce and bring 250 jobs to the Boise Valley.

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