Registered apprenticeship is a highly flexible training and workforce development model combining on-the-job learning, related instruction and paid work experience. Apprenticeships prepare and train the work force to meet industry demands.


Trade Act Assistance Program

Trade Adjustment Assistance provides services and benefits to workers who lose their jobs because of increased imports or because their employer shifted production to certain countries outside the United States. It is a federal program administered by the Idaho Department of Labor.


Unemployment Insurance

Get an overview on the unemployment insurance claimant process, read frequently asked questions and learn about work search requirements. Access and file your claim online and learn more about your rights and responsibilities.


Veterans Services

The Idaho legislature and United States Congress grant preference to veterans when applying for positions with state, county, city and other public employers. Learn about qualifications and find a local veterans representative in your area for access to additional veterans services.


Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)

WOTC is a federal income tax credit of up to $9,600 per employee that encourages employers to hire job seekers who meet the qualifications for specific targeted groups. The credit is designed to help job seekers most in need of employment gain job experience and move toward economic self-sufficiency. The credit is also available to tax-exempt organizations under specific conditions.


Workforce Development Training Fund (WDTF)

The Workforce Development Training Fund can reimburse employee training costs to eligible companies that are bringing jobs to Idaho, adding jobs through expansion or upgrading skills of current workers who are at risk of being permanently laid off. The fund is financed by employers through an offset to the unemployment insurance tax.


Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is a federally funded program that establishes the Workforce Development System and provides funding to support training and employment services for adults, dislocated workers and low-income, at-risk youth.


Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act

The WARN Act requires most employers to provide written notice at least 60 calendar days in advance of covered plant closings and mass layoffs. The advance notice allows eligible workers and their families transition time to seek alternative jobs or enter skills training programs.

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