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As Montanans seek new opportunities to improve their wages and improve their job skills in the healthcare industry, Northeast Montana Health Services (NEMHS) and Faith Lutheran Home have partnered with the Montana Department of Labor & Industry (MTDLI) to launch a new Licensed Practical Nurse apprenticeship in Wolf Point. This new program provides distance learning through MSU-Billings City College for apprentices to invest in the local communities serviced by Northeast Montana Health Services....
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Montana’s unemployment rate increased slightly in May, moving up 0.1 percentage points to 3.9%. The U.S. unemployment rate decreased by 0.1 percentage points to 4.3%. This convergence of the national and state rates is expected with the tightening labor market. ...
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Governor Steve Bullock announced today that the Montana Department of Labor & Industry, Job Service Missoula, and Missoula College have collaborated to launch the state's first Accounting Technology apprenticeship program....
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Montanans earning minimum wage will see the rate increase to $8.15 per hour beginning January 1, 2017. An estimated 3,323 workers, or approximately 1.2 percent of the workforce, receive minimum wage....
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For the third straight year, Montanans workplace safety has improved and injury and illness rates have declined. ...
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Information for the 2017 Assistance for Business Clinics seminars can be found here. These clinics are held in conjunction with local partners and are a valuable source of information for businesses and employees.

Announcements

Governor Bullock Announces $1.1 Million to Help Main Street Businesses Create Jobs, Train Employees and Plan for Growth
Governor Steve Bullock today announced $1,124,030 in economic development grants to assist Main Street businesses across Montana
Governor Bullock Announces $100,000 Grant
Grow Opportunities for Montanans between the ages of 16-29 in STEM Careers

News

LHC Awarded $11 Million Contract to Build Glacier Rail Park
Kalispell City Manager Doug Russell said the rail park could break ground as early as July
Building Buzz: Glacier Rail Park, Other Large Developments Poised to Break Ground
Construction begins on elementary school; brewery, apartment complexes in the works
Montana Worker Shortage Starts to Pinch State’s Employers
Montana is facing a workforce shortage that would put the unemployment rate below 2 percent by 2025
Program prepares students for life beyond classroom
Several Whitefish High School seniors are getting a head start on the difficult transition from school to work.
Flathead County Labor Force Surpasses 43,000 Workers
The local job service has more than 700 open positions, both part-time and full-time

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