Mountain Home AFB Community
Employment opportunities in the local area are very limited. No major industry is located within 30 miles of site or the of Mountain Home. The state of Idaho ranks 44th in the United States for wages, all jobs are very well sought after and you may have to take a lesser job to start with. Employment prospects are better in Boise than in Mountain Home, however Boise is located 50 miles from the base and the commute can be difficult.
Non-appropriated Funds (NAF) jobs are available on base but are very limited. For information on NAF employment opportunities visit the NAF employment website and do a search for Mountain Home. After reviewing this information, consult the Airman and Family Readiness Center upon arrival at Mountain Home AFB for further information and employment counseling. The unemployment rate in Elmore County is 11%.
Good Prospects — Food Service Industry, Child Care
Fair Prospects — Manufacturing,Sales Clerk, Clerical, Teachers
Poor Prospects — Engineering, Business Administrators, and other professional positions
The Airman & Family Readiness Center offers assistance that may increase your chances of finding employment. Individualized resume assistance is available at no cost. Additionally, the Airman & Family Readiness Center has ongoing classes and workshops to help you navigate the federal employment system, and information on upcoming job fairs. You are strongly encouraged to use all the resources available to you to give you an edge in your search for employment, this is all provided to you for free.