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.