Record Turnout at IDOC Career Fair

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Lance and Dane Dubak fill out job applications at July 24 IDOC career fair.

Officials at the Idaho Department of Correction say when they swung the doors open Wednesday afternoon to correctional officer applicants, it began what they believe could be IDOC's biggest career fair ever. More than 100 applicants were already cued up when the doors opened at the headquarters of Correctional Industries on N. Orchard Street in Boise.

IDOC had promoted the event as "an expedited application process" where prospective employees could apply, interview and possibly be hired in the same day.

IDOC correctional officers have a starting hourly rate of $13.14 with an increase to $13.92 after succesful completion of entrance probation.