COVID-19 & the Idaho Department of Labor

By March 19, 2020April 17th, 2020COVID-19

The Idaho Department of Labor will close its offices to public access effective immediately. These offices are expected to close for at least fifteen days in an effort to protect staff and customers from potential exposure to COVID-19.

While the offices are closed, the public can still access many of the agency’s services online and by phone. For instance, businesses can post job listings, pay unemployment insurance taxes, report new hires, and more. Also, individuals can register for work, look for jobs, research careers, learn about on-the-job training opportunities, or even file for unemployment benefits. Individuals may apply for benefits at any time through Idaho’s website: www.labor.idaho.gov/claimantportal. Individuals may also apply by phone, Monday-Friday from 8am to 5pm, at (208) 332-8942.

The Idaho Department of Labor can be reached via their Contact Us page: www.labor.idaho.gov/officedirectory. More information about COVID-19 and the Idaho Department of Labor can be found at the following website: www.labor.idaho.gov/covid-19.

Mike Parker

Author Mike Parker

Mike has 30 years of experience in unemployment cost control management, and has been with Thomas & Company for 25 years. He is the primary contact with state agencies building strong relationships, lobbying for opportunities that increase quality of service and efficiencies, and insuring compliance with state specific requirements. He works with the client service team, answering technical questions related to the unemployment insurance programs administered by the individual states and oversees the processes associated with wage audits and fraudulent claim inquiries. Mike is a member of the SIDES Operations Committee and currently sits on four Operations Committee subcommittees.

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