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The Adams County Record Wednesday, June 13, 2012 Page 15 BY DALE FISK During the beautiful summer weather this week, some Council school children enjoyed days filled with fun and educational activities. Thanks to Adams County Parks and Recreation, the Girl Scouts, the Boy Scouts, the Royal Rangers, and local volunteers, children between the ages of six and sixteen (the oldest was 13) enjoyed games, swimming at Starkey, First Aid, singing and playing guitar, drawing, hiking, biking, science, soccer, outdoor cooking, campfires, and more. On-The-Job Training Assistance BY BOB FICK~ IDAHO DEPT. OF LABOR Incentives from the Idaho Department of Labor for businesses to hire unemployed workers and train them on the job are benefiting both employers and their employees. Under the on-the- job training program, employers hiring new workers who have been laid off or displaced by foreign or other competition can get at least 50 percent of the new employee's wages paid for by the department for up to six months of training, depending on the occupation and the trainee's skill level. The jobs have to pay at least $10 an hour and include employer-subsidized health care. Workers completing the training period are hired permanently by the employers. Over the past two years more than 70 percent of the workers went on to become permanent employees. "This incentive is putting quality employees back to work with skills that increase their value to their employers, and employers are seeing that value, Department Director Roger B. Madsen said. Employers interested in participating in the on-the-job training incentive can contact any of the department's 25 local offices to learn if the jobs they are planning to fill or the employees they want to hire are eligible. In the 24 months through June 2011, over 100 workers participated in the program with 78 hired permanently by their employers at an average wage of $16.24 an hour. The Idaho Department of Labor has put new emphasis on business services,and making employers aware of the OJT program is an effort to help them take full advantage of Idaho's economic recovery. "If a business calls us with a potential employee, we can determine eligibility over the phone:' Madsen said. "If the potential worker is eligible, a Labor consultant will complete the paperwork for the employee's enrollment." Learn more about the On the Job Training program at labor.idaho.gov. Volunteers, Misty Springer (left) and Linda Rogers Bailey supervise a group of Council children playing "Red Rover" at the Day Camp on Tuesday. UP TO Motorola Milestone X2*" Samsung Showcase" a Ga/axy S phone 99 after $,30 mail-in rebate 2-yr plan with data required NO REBATE 2-yr plan with data required Like us on Facebook facebook.com/alltelwireless ® wireless alltelwireless.com/storelocator 1-800-alltel-1 SUBJECT TO ALLTEL TERMS AND CON01TIONS; SEE STORE OR ALLTELWlRELESS.COM. Activation and phone-appropriate plan on the AIItet network required. 0nly at participating AIItel locations for a limited time• If supplies of featured phones sell o ut we may substitute phones but are not required to do so. Federal, state & local taxes & ch arges a pply. AIItel may charge monthly connectivity, reg ulatory, administrative & 911 surcharges up to $2.19 & federal & state Universal Service Fund fees (all may va ry by customer usage)• These additional fees may not be taxes or government-required charges & s re subject to change. See your Alttel customer service representative & your monthly biJL $25 non-refundable activation fee & possible $200 early termination fee apply per line. Restrictions apply to prepaid & business customers• For rebate details see certificate• All product & service marks referenced are the names, trade names, trademarks & Iogos of their respective owners. Android is a trademark of Google Inc.; use of this trademark is subjectto Google Permissions• Screen images are simulated• ©2012 Allied Wireless Communications Corporation• All rights reserved. 100768 --,2""