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Group gives Idaho B in job creation, F in pay

The state was ranked sixth in the nation for the number of jobs produced, but among the lowest in the nation in the criteria used to identify quality jobs, including average pay (46th), annual pay growth (48th), number of working poor (41st), and the number of people who have to accept part-time work because full-time jobs are not available (33rd).

Idaho Commerce & Labor Connections – January 2006

" Today’s changing work force demands employees with strong math and science skills. Approving standards to increase required math and science classes will go a long way toward ensuring a strong economic future for Idaho’s next generation."
— Roger B. Madsen, Idaho Commerce & Labor Director

Idaho’s got the work, but not the workers. Employers have hard time filling thousands of jobs

Idaho Commerce & Labor said there were 12,578 unfilled job listings statewide as of last Friday, including 6,221 in the Treasure Valley.

Public Parks More Important Than Schools in Idaho?

Governor Kempthorne had an opportunity in his final State of the State address on Monday to leave a well-funded education system as his legacy. But he chose a different legacy, proposing to spend $33 million on the state park system.

Pocatello, Idaho company, AMI Semiconductor shows how investing in research pays off

Since AMI moved from California to Pocatello in 2001, the company’s revenues have more than doubled and its payroll has increased 40 percent, King said.

"We have the great opportunity to enjoy Idaho, ride in pickup trucks, ride horses and chase cows, and there’s not a lot of places you can do that," King said.

Brainpower key to Idaho tech dreams – Innovation: Changing priorities in Idaho – Idaho’s biotech firms need help

"I think the interaction between the agencies, university and industry is superior in Idaho," Maki said. "Within the university, there is an attitude of working together and building things instead of fighting."

Idaho Office of Science & Technology January 2006

In this issue: # Transgenic Animal Web Site Launched # BSU Focuses on Wind Energy Research # MotivePower Receives $93 Million Locomotive Contract # Center for Advanced Energy Studies Design Contract Approved # UI Professor…

Micron says it will fill 900 high-wage jobs in Boise, Idaho

"This is really due to the success we’re having due to our diversification efforts," Micron spokesman Dan Francisco said

Idaho’s Newest Planned Community Continues to Move Forward

Controversial community’s developer says it’s all but a sure thing; others could be on the way

Homemade Renegades. Harley-powered cruisers to be built in North Idaho

"This thing is built to last,"