Allstate Contact Center adding 30 jobs in Chubbuck

Oct 11th, 2016 | By
Allstate employees gather outside the insurance company's Chubbuck offices. Allstate announced recently that it plans to add about 30 more employees in the call center.

CHUBBUCK — One of Chubbuck’s largest employers is expanding. Allstate’s Contact Center will add about 30 positions over the next three to six months, company hiring officials said. “The Idaho Contact Center is celebrating five years in Southeast Idaho,” said Katie Sobolewski of Allstate Corporate Relations in an e-mailed statement. “During that time, we have
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US wants to build Idaho facility for warships’ nuclear waste

Oct 9th, 2016 | By
20th CBRNE Command’s Nuclear Disablement Team members in a reactor control-room simulator determine the necessary steps to safely shut down the reactor at Idaho National Laboratory in October 2015.

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Navy and U.S. Department of Energy want to build a $1.6 billion facility at a nuclear site in eastern Idaho that would handle fuel waste from the nation’s fleet of nuclear-powered warships through at least 2060. The new facility is needed to keep nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and submarines
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Chobani to grant paid parental leave in 2017

Oct 5th, 2016 | By
Hamdi Ulukaya, founder, chairman and CEO of Chobani announces the new paid family leave policy to employees in New York Wednesday.

TWIN FALLS — Chobani has announced a new parental leave policy for all full-time hourly and salaried employees. Starting next year, the company will offer all full-time employees 100-percent-paid parental leave for six weeks. The program extends to both mothers and fathers for the birth, adoption or placement of a foster child into the home.
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Fall’s Favorite Flavor: Pumpkin Spice is big business

Oct 4th, 2016 | By
By Sarah Glenn/For The Journal
Samuel Vineyard, manger of Mocha Madness on 5th Street, keeps pumpkin spice flavors on the menu all year round. However, he says their popularity increases during fall.

By Sarah Glenn/For the Journal The Pumpkin Spice craze accounted for $361 million in sales in in 2014, growing 79 percent since 2011. People who buy a Pumpkin Spice Latte spend, on average, $1.14 more per purchase. Pumpkin dog food outsells pumpkin spice ice cream and fresh deserts, netting more than $12 million per year.
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Cyber security company to bring 50 high-paying jobs to Pocatello

Sep 29th, 2016 | By
Pocatello's FBI facility will be home to Virginia-based cyber security and data company Buchanan & Edwards starting in October. (Doug Lindley/Idaho State Journal)

Sarah Glenn For the Journal POCATELLO — Cyber security and data company Buchanan & Edwards is opening offices in Pocatello this October, bringing with it 50 new jobs. The Arlington, Virginia-based company provides technology services to federal contractors, including the FBI in Pocatello. The new information technology and data specialists will go to work at
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Del Monte Meat Co. expands operations to include new processing plant

Sep 29th, 2016 | By
Warren Giesbrecht, manager of Del Monte Meat Co., and his father and owner of Del Monte, Tony Giesbrecht, have recently bought an upgraded a facility at 3080 N. Main St. in Pocatello that will allow them to expand operations and employ more workers. (Jordon Beesley/Idaho State Journal)

By Debbie Bryce For the Journal POCATELLO — Tony Giesbrecht, owner of Del Monte Meat Co. in Pocatello, said a new processing plant will allow him to expand his operation and add six new workers to the payroll. Giesbrecht bought the former Anderson’s Custom Pack processing plant about four months ago. His son, Warren Giesbrecht,
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Verizon ups its smartphone data download speeds

Sep 27th, 2016 | By
About 10 percent of Americans own a smartphone, but do not have broadband at home. And 15 percent own a smartphone, but say that they have a limited number of options for going online other than their cellphone. Verizon recently launched smartphone data speeds that compare to in-home broadband.

By Sarah Glenn For the Journal POCATELLO — As business moves at the speed of information, our smartphones have become vital and ever-present appendages, connecting us to colleagues, news and entertainment all at the same time. But it takes a lot of bandwidth to accommodate all this smartphone use, and Verizon took note. In August,
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Yahoo says hackers stole info in 500 million user accounts

Sep 22nd, 2016 | By
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By Michael Liedtke/AP Technology Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Computer hackers swiped personal information from at least 500 million Yahoo accounts in what is believed to be the biggest digital break-in at an email provider. The massive security breakdown disclosed Thursday poses new headaches for beleaguered Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer as she scrambles to close
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Tourists boost occupancy rates in S.E. Idaho hotels

Sep 19th, 2016 | By
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The occupancy rate at the Red Lion Hotel and other hotels in Pocatello and Southeast Idaho are up this year due in large part to strong business from tourists, according to hotel officials and industry reports.

By Sarah Glenn For the Journal POCATELLO — Southeast Idaho hotel occupancy rates are rising and so are the prices of hotel rooms. But summer travelers didn’t seem to mind. Hotels across the area are reporting a significant increase in their occupancy rates over last year. “We are hitting numbers that we haven’t hit since
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Comparing women to men in Idaho’s economy

Sep 13th, 2016 | By
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By Sarah Glenn POCATELLO — In the summer of 1919 in Idaho, the racket of automobile engines began to eclipse the clip-clop of horses hooves, the death and destruction of the flu pandemic was still fresh and women had just been given the right to vote. August marks the 96th anniversary of the ratification of
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