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Idaho Deployments Create Temporary Employment

TWIN FALLS, Idaho - Idaho soldiers deploying to Iraq for a year are creating temporary job opportunities for others who may be struggling in the difficult economy. Idaho National Guard spokesman Col. Tim Marsano says about 75 percent of National Guardsmen are part-time soldiers and most have civilian jobs.

Nearly 200 soldiers with the Idaho National Guard 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team are leaving in September for training at Camp Shelby in Mississippi. Civilian employers are required by law to hold their jobs. But until the soldiers get back, some employers are creating temporary positions.

City officials in Twin Falls tell The Times-News they plan to employ a temporary replacement for water operator Amarndo Aspeytia until he returns.

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