Idaho Employers Can’t Find Workers
With nearly 68,000 Idahoans looking for jobs, you wouldn't think companies would have to go searching for workers. However, that's exactly what's happening throughout the Treasure Valley area. Certain jobs are available, but they aren't getting filled. Western States Equipment has about 50 jobs open, mostly in their service departments. The company sells and services heavy equipment throughout the Northwest from their headquarters in Meridian. Cameron Pickett, employment coordinator, says most applicants don't have the skills and training needed. James Price, Director of Development for Clearwater Analytics in Boise, said it is challenging to find enough qualified software engineers. Like Pickett with Western States Equipment, Price travels the country to recruit employees.