Jobless In Idaho http://boisestatepublicradio.org en Jobless In Idaho: Landing A Career After Two Years On The Hunt http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/jobless-idaho-landing-career-after-two-years-hunt <p>Two years, several temporary jobs, 15 interviews, and countless applications later Justy Thomas has landed a permanent job. “I feel blessed I have a stable job,” she says. Thomas is now working in the human resources department of a local utility company.</p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 22:05:45 +0000 Emilie Ritter Saunders 27703 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Jobless In Idaho: Landing A Career After Two Years On The Hunt “Jobless In Idaho” Comes Full Circle: After A Long Search, A Single Mom Finds Work http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/jobless-idaho-comes-full-circle-after-long-search-single-mom-finds-work <p>At this time last year, <em>StateImpact Idaho</em> began a series called “<a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/idaho/2011/11/08/jobless-in-idaho/" title="Jobless in Idaho">Jobless in Idaho</a>.”&nbsp; Through those interviews we met Kelly Barker, a single mom from Meridian who was struggling to find work after losing her job as an office administrator in early 2011.</p> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 16:41:05 +0000 Molly Messick 17835 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org “Jobless In Idaho” Comes Full Circle: After A Long Search, A Single Mom Finds Work Jobless In Idaho: Short-Term Work Is A Short-Term Fix http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/jobless-idaho-short-term-work-short-term-fix-0 <p><em>For months now, our &ldquo;Jobless in Idaho&rdquo; series has followed people here in Idaho as they search for work against hard odds.&nbsp; Kelly Barker, a single mom from Meridian, had been out of work for the better part of a year when we met her last winter.&nbsp; Since then, she&rsquo;s made do with a combination of temp work, food stamps and unemployment benefits.&nbsp; In April, those benefits were running out.</em></p><p>Barker was scouring the web for job possibilities <a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/idaho/2012/04/30/jobless-in-idaho-ten-weeks-to-find-work/" target="_blank" title="Jobless In Idaho: Ten Weeks To Find&nbsp;Work">when we last met</a>.&nbsp; It was a tense time, and Barker knew there was only one option.&nbsp; She had to find work.&nbsp; &ldquo;I don&rsquo;t have a contingency plan,&rdquo; she said.&nbsp; &ldquo;You know, a mortgage payment &ndash; you&rsquo;d have to have a lot of savings to sustain you for a long period of time, and I don&rsquo;t, so I have ten weeks to find a job.&nbsp; Period.&rdquo; Thu, 14 Jun 2012 16:06:33 +0000 Molly Messick 8107 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Jobless In Idaho: Short-Term Work Is A Short-Term Fix Jobless In Idaho: Short-Term Work Is A Short-Term Fix http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/jobless-idaho-short-term-work-short-term-fix <p>For months now, our &quot;Jobless in Idaho&quot; series has followed people here in Idaho as they search for work against hard odds.&nbsp; When we last talked to Kelly Barker, her unemployment benefits were running out.&nbsp; <a href="http://wp.me/p1KtZ7-28H">Continue reading...</a></p> Thu, 14 Jun 2012 05:59:31 +0000 Molly Messick 8081 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Jobless In Idaho: Short-Term Work Is A Short-Term Fix Jobless In Idaho: Promise Of Work In The Oilfields http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/jobless-idaho-promise-work-oilfields <p><em>Idaho&rsquo;s economy is moving in a positive direction, but it still hasn&rsquo;t made up for the jobs lost during the Great Recession.&nbsp; Allen Brown got his layoff notice in the fall of 2011.&nbsp; Now, at 44-years-old, he&rsquo;s waiting to start a new career.&nbsp; We check in with Brown for our continuing series<a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/idaho/topic/jobless-in-idaho/" target="_blank" title="Series: Jobless in&nbsp;Idaho"> Jobless In Idaho</a>.</em></p> Wed, 09 May 2012 16:58:07 +0000 Emilie Ritter Saunders 5779 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Jobless In Idaho: Promise Of Work In The Oilfields Jobless In Idaho: Ten Weeks To Find Work http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/jobless-idaho-ten-weeks-find-work <p>Idaho&rsquo;s economic picture has begun to brighten, but the state has yet to make up the jobs it lost in the downturn.&nbsp; Many in Idaho have watched their months of unemployment add up.&nbsp; Single mom Kelly Barker is one of them.&nbsp; She just reached an anniversary she&rsquo;d rather not observe.&nbsp; It has now been a full year since she lost her job.&nbsp; After several months of temp work, Barker is back to the full-time job search, and back to unemployment benefits. Mon, 30 Apr 2012 15:52:16 +0000 Molly Messick 5184 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Jobless In Idaho: Ten Weeks To Find Work Jobless in Idaho: National Guard Soldiers Seek Deployment In Face Of Job Market http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/jobless-idaho-national-guard-soldiers-seek-deployment-face-job-market <p><em>The Idaho Department of Labor estimates there are at least 63,000 people in the state without work.&nbsp; <em>That doesn&rsquo;t include thousands more who are underemployed or have stopped looking for a job.&nbsp; This is the latest story in StateImpact Idaho&#39;s &ldquo;Jobless in Idaho&rdquo; series, that follows several Idahoans in their search for&nbsp;work.</em></em></p> Mon, 12 Mar 2012 18:59:53 +0000 Jessica Robinson 2232 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Jobless in Idaho: National Guard Soldiers Seek Deployment In Face Of Job Market