Workforce Recruitment and Training

Diverse Companies! Diverse Skills!

Businesses continue to GROW and THRIVE in Nampa due to the highly trained workforce in the Boise Valley. We are fortunate to have an affordable cost of living and an authentic and exciting quality of life here in the Valley. As part of the Boise-Nampa MSA, Nampa businesses have access to the largest and most diverse labor pool in the state. Currently, the total workforce is 279,500 strong and growing. The workforce within a 45-minute draw area is roughly 310,000, and the average age is 33.

The major economic drivers in the region include semiconductor and other computer product manufacturing, food processing and manufacturing, administrative and business support services and construction. The largest industries by employment are food and drinking establishments, administrative and business support services, and healthcare.

Long Term Employment Growth

Idaho's employment is projected to grow by 1.8 % annually through 2024. This compares favorably to the national growth projections of only 0.6% annually over the same time period.


"The city of Nampa has a strong commitment to innovation and economic development. College of Western Idaho is pleased to be part of the city's pledge to generate a skilled workforce and deliver continuing education critical for sustainability and growth of employment opportunities in the area. With the most recent addition of a state-of-the industry technical center to our Nampa Campus, we are confident that CWI's partnership with the city will continue to enhance the quality of life already available to Nampa businesses and its residents." 

Dr. Berton Glandon,

College of Western Idaho President

Education and Training

Nampa boasts incredible resources for skill building and the educational opportunities are plentiful in the valley. The city of Nampa is home to Northwest Nazarene University, Boise State University's West Campus and the College of Western Idaho which together provide a wide variety of higher degrees and professional-technical education.

The metro area is also served by Boise State University's main campus, College of Idaho, University of Phoenix, George Fox University, Boise Bible College, Milan Institute, and satellite campuses of Treasure Valley Community College, the University of Idaho and Idaho State University.

Additionally, Nampa offers workforce training funds for qualified companies expanding or relocating in Idaho. For more information on Idaho's Workforce Development Training Program, including eligibility requirements, click here. For more information on employee recruitment, training resources and support, business seminars and networking, and Idaho Labor Laws, click here.


For the Average Employment and Wages of the Boise-Nampa Metropolitan Area, Click Here



Boise-Nampa Metropolitan Area Workforce Trends

2021 Nampa Labor Force Report

Idaho Occupations in Demand

Idaho Wage and Labor Survey 2015

Inflow and Outflow of Workers Report

State of Idaho Labor Force Report

Labor Force Statistical Data

Work Opportunity Tax Credit

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For more information on the Workforce Development Training Fund, please click on the flyer.