Hire One Support

The following programs are available to help Idaho employers hire new employees.

Customized Recruiting Services

The Department of Labor offers employers one-on-one professional guidance in managing the recruitment process. Experienced Labor work force consultants can visit your work site to identify needs and then effectively match employee prospects to the skills, training and experience required to fill your jobs. Learn more »

Workforce Development
Training Fund

Equip new full-time employees with new skills or upgrade skills of current full-time workers at risk of layoff. Up to $2,000 is available for each new job or up to $3,000 in rural counties. Jobs must pay at least $12 an hour with employer-assisted medical benefits. Learn more »


Receive partial reimbursement for training costs when you hire and provide on-the-job training for a pre-screened applicant. Labor business consultants help Idaho employers identify the job, design training plans, refer individuals for training and provide on-going support. Learn more »

Customized Training

Registered Apprenticeships

Registered apprenticeships combine on-the-job learning with related technical instruction and are a proven strategy for maximizing skills. More than 250 employers, associations and labor unions have registered apprenticeship programs employing over 1,200 apprentices. Learn more »

Idaho Internships

Strengthen the skills of the state’s work force by offering short-term work assignments, job shadowing or internships that introduce prospective employees to specific occupations and improve individual skills. Learn more »

Work Opportunity Tax Credit

Employers who tap this program can offset their federal tax liability by as much as $2,400 per new hire when they hire qualified job seekers with the greatest need for a job. Learn more »

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Doug Sayer

"The increase in unemployment costs has been challenging for everyone, but Hire One gives Idaho companies and the State a chance to work together, put people back to work, and improve Idaho's economy to the benefit of all."
-Doug Sayer,
CEO-Premier Technology, Blackfoot

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