www.labor.idaho.gov/iw – IdahoWorks System

Trying to find a job in the state of Idaho can be a difficult task to say the least.  There are not that many major cities to choose from and unless you like working on a farm you might have to relocate to another state.  Before you do that give the IdahoWorks System a try.  Labor.idaho.gov/iw is operated by the Idaho Department of Labor and provides a user with job search activities and information about unemployment insurance claims. The Idaho Department of Labor is an equal opportunity employer/program and can be reached at  800-377-3529 with any questions or concerns you might have.  Please note that the IdahoWorks program was designed for Internet Explorer and may not function as it should with the FireFox or Safari web browsers.  If you find yourself in a position without IE please visit your local Idaho Works office and file the claim in person or at one the computers in office.  Unemployment Insurance benefits for children and direct deposit enrollment information are also available at the Idaho Works web portal.  If your disabled and are in need auxiliary aids are available upon request.

Job Search Activities include the ability to find a job, register for online service and create a resume and searchabel profile.  It is highly recommended you create a profile and resume as it will allow potetnial employers to search and contact your about jobs.  Your resume will be available to thousands of Idaho employers looking for your skill set.  Once you have created the resume you can store them in your account and e-mail them to employers of your choice.  If your unemployed in the state of Idaho and not using this free job service your nuts!  A user can also search for job workshops and events at a local office in your area.  All in all it is a great site.

Unemployment Insurance Claims can be filed online by a registered user.  A user can file a claim, reopen a claim, check the status of a pending UI application, view payment history and enroll to have their IU payments directly deposited.  If your new and filing IU for the first time please have your SSN #, your employment information for the last 2 years, your gross earnings during those 2 years and the reason you are not with those employers now.  The application should take about 45 minutes to complete and you will be given a confirmation number.  Please write down this number as it might be needed for future purposes.