Employment Overview

Sandpoint has historically been a large timber industry and is home to a surprisingly diverse light manufacturing and retail base. The population explosion in the area has created growth of retailers, services, and public schools in the last few years. Locals are proud to have companies such as Litehouse that started as small companies here in Sandpoint and have blossomed into large corporations.

Job Postings

Looking for a new job or exploring a new career path? Look no further! The Greater Sandpoint community has a low unemployment rate, and employers are searching for qualified employees. The following links will help you discover the opportunities available in our area:

Largest Employers


Industrial Description


Employee Size/Range

Lake Pend Oreille School District Public Schools Sandpoint 600-699
Bonner General Health Hospital Sandpoint 400-499
Bonner County Government County goverment Sandpoint 300-399
Litehouse Manufacturer, food products Sandpoint 300-399
Wal-Mart Retail, general Ponderay 300-399
JD Lumber Co. Lumber & wood products Priest River 200-299
Federal Government Federal government including Forest Service All Cities of Bonner County 200-299
Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort Ski resort Sandpoint 200-299
West Bonner County School District Public schools Priest River 200-299
Life Care Center of Sandpoint Nursing home Sandpoint 150-199
Idaho Forest Group Lumber & wood products Laclede 150-199
Stimpson Lumber Lumber 100-149
US Forest Service Federal government 100-149
Unicep Packaging Manufacturer of microdose applicators 100-149
Yoke’s Pack ‘n Save Grocery store Ponderay 100-149
Quest Aircraft Manufacturer of Kodiak planes Sandpoint 100-149
City of Sandpoint City government Sandpoint 100-149
Encoder Products Manufacturer, electronics Sandpoint 100-149
Home Depot Building materials store Ponderay 100-149


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