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Idaho Department of Labor: Job Service   This site offers placement and referral information for employers, all job orders placed with Job Service offices in Idaho, unemployment insurance benefits and taxes, labor market information, and job training programs. It offers tips on resume writing, interviewing, ways to locate jobs, and other job search techniques. Here are the phone numbers of the five Job Service offices in the Idaho Panhandle. 

  Bonners Ferry: (208) 267-5581
  Coeur d'Alene: (208) 769-1558
  Sandpoint: (208) 263-7544
  St. Maries: (208) 245-2518
  Kellogg: (208) 783-1202 

United States Department of Labor   Foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.

How to Use the Internet for Job Search

Job Hunter's Bible   The Job Hunter's Bible is created by Dick Bolles, author of "What Color is My Parachute?", this site provides information about job search in general and job search on the Internet. 

Riley Guide: Employment Opportunities & Job Resources on the Internet    The Riley Guide is the most highly recommended job search site on the Internet.  Where are the Work Opportunities? How can I research Careers, Employers, and Other Ideas online? Where can I learn how to write resumes and behave in interviews? Links to hundreds of sites. 

Job Search Preliminaries

Idaho Veterans Services through the Department of Labor.
Monster.com  Make job connections on Monster.com.

Informational Interview and Job Shadow
 During the course of a given day, you have many opportunities to learn from people about their careers or jobs. You will find most people more than willing to talk about the subject at hand-themselves. The process of talking to people who have jobs that interest you is called informational interviewing. It's a great way of doing labor market research, making choices among jobs, practicing interviewing, and networking. Silver Valley High School students can find out about local informational interviews and job shadows by contacting Lauren at: lauren.chavez@kelloggschools.org

Researching Companies & Industries

Use this link to access Idaho Department of Labor Market Information.


Careers Wall Street Journal   Job-hunting advice, job listings, employer profiles, career issues, and succeeding at work. 

Coeur d’Alene Press  The Coeur d’Alene Press and its classifieds (which are the ads also for Shoshone News-Press, Bonner Bee, and other Hagadone papers).

http://www.usnpl.com/  Links to newspapers across the United States. 

http://www.spokesman.com/  The Spokesman Review, which covers Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho, now has its classified section, including its help wanted and rental ads, on line in a way that’s easy to search. It also has most of its news stories, including things from some back issues, on the Internet.

International Newspapers in English online.

More online international newspapers.

Hidden Job Market

Job Star : The Hidden Job Market   The best jobs are never advertised. Find out why and what to do about it. Take a Free Job Test.

CNN Article about the HIdden Job Market.

International Jobs

Overseas Jobs   International jobs banks, international employment newspaper, and other resources for finding jobs overseas.


Job Star Resumes   Highly recommended site as the best resume site on the Web. How to write them and where to send them, including electronic resume banks. Also, provides information on cover letters and links to resume sites on the Internet. 

Cover & Thank You Letters

1000+ FREE Cover Letter Examples for Consultants, Career Changers, and Job Hunters. The FIRST and BEST cover letter samples on the Internet.

Cover Letters & Other Letters   Advice from Monster.com on writing and designing cover letters 

Thank You Letters   About.com offers advice on writing thank you letters after an interview.


Ace the Interview   Monster.com coaches you on interviewing. It includes sample interview questions, a buzzword directory, and a virtual interview (answer actual interview questions on line and learn how to say the right thing in an interview). 

Interviewing  The Connecticut Department of Labor tells you about types of interviews, interviewing strategies, illegal questions, and negotiating your compensation package. 

Job Interviews  A thorough look at every aspect of job interviewing, from the Office of Career Services at Harvard University.

Cal State's Mock Interview online Interactive tool to prepare for interviews.

Salary Information & Negotiations

America's Career Information Net: Wages & Trends   Information on wages and salaries in all 50 states 

Salary Calculator & Other HomeFair Resources  Allows you to compare the cost of living in various U.S. cities. 

Salary.com   A searchable compensation database contains salary information on thousands of jobs and calculates wages based on job title and geographic location. The site offers salary advice and information on all types of compensation including bonuses, stock options and other long-term incentives.


America's Career OneStop   America's Career OneStop provides access to labor market information for each state. Its Career Resource Library contains resources that will help make relocation a smooth one, including links to information about various areas--including the cost of living, education, health care, and demographics; guides to moving; realtor guides; and newspapers. 

HomeFair Relocation Resources   Provides links to many resources for relocation, including the HomeFair Salary Calculator which allows you to compare the cost of living in various U.S. cities.

Federal Jobs

Federal/USA Job Openings  Office of Personnel Management (OPM) lists most federal job openings on its Web site.

More jobs here.  USA Jobs - "Working for America"

State Government Jobs

Idaho Division of Human Resources   All permanent jobs with the State of Idaho, including the state highway department which is the Idaho Transportation Department, are listed with the Idaho Division of Human Resources, which releases announcements of job openings anywhere in Idaho with state government. All the announcements and applications forms are on the Web site. You also can access this information through an Idaho Job Service office. 

Washington State Department of Personnel.   Washington State lists its permanent jobs on this Web site.


Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)   The U.S. Department of Justice website that provides Americans with disabilities information, regulation, enforcement, technical assistance materials, certifications, and settlement information.   The ADA Information Line : (800) 514-0301 (voice)  or  (800) 514-0383 (TDD) 

Child Labor United States Department of Labor

Discrimination & Idaho Law  The Idaho Human Rights Commission is responsible for enforcement of Idaho's laws against employment and other discrimination. 

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, U.S.   The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces the federal laws that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of an individual's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability. This site contains press releases, full text of the laws enforced by the EEOC, Fact Sheets and other information related to the laws, an EEO Poster, and access to other EEOC publications. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) prohibits race, color, religion, sex, and national origin discrimination. Title VII applies to employers with fifteen (15) or more employees. Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) prohibits age discrimination against individuals who are forty (40) years of age or older. The ADEA applies to: employers with twenty (20) or more employees. Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA) prohibits wage discrimination between men and women in substantially equal jobs within the same establishment. The EPA applies to most employers 

To contact the nearest EEOC field office: (202) 663-4900 

Idaho Human Rights Commission   Discussion of Idaho laws as they pertain to: age discrimination; disability discrimination; employment discrimination; pre-employment inquiries; pregnancy; race, color, and national origin discrimination; sexual harassment on the job; and employee rights under IRCA.

Contact info:
Idaho Commission on Human Rights
317 West Main Street
Boise, ID 83735-0660
Toll Free: (888) 249-7025
(208) 334-2873 TTY (208) 334-4751 Fax (208) 334-2664
E-mail:  inquiry@ihrc.idaho.gov

Idaho Labor Laws Guide  This guide (either on the Internet or in pamphlet form "A Guide to Idaho's Labor Laws") provides general information concerning the application of the Idaho Minimum Wage and Overtime Law and the Wage Payment Act. It covers minimum wage; overtime; who is covered under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act; child labor provisions; and learner/apprentice and handicapped certificates. The Idaho Department of Labor Wage & Hour Section administers these laws.

Silver Valley Office Idaho Department of Labor
35 Wildcat Way, Suite A
Kellogg, ID 83837-2253
phone: (208) 783-1202
fax (208) 783-5561

Coeur d'Alene Area Office  Idaho Department of Labor
1221 Ironwood Drive, Suite 200, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
Phone: (208)769-1558
Boise Toll-Free Phone Number: 1-800-843-3193