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Main Street Montana Project - Governor Bullock Hosts Workforce Development Summit

October 13, 2015View for printing

"The one thing I've heard from everybody I've hired is 'I want to be in Montana.'"

Governor Steve Bullock today welcomed more than 300 business, education, and workforce development professionals, as he kicked-off his Main Street Montana Project’s workforce development summit. The summit brought together attendees to network, develop solutions to workforce challenges facing the state, and capitalize on strengths in this area. The event took place on the Montana State University campus in Bozeman.

“With strong wage and job growth, Montana is enjoying an economy that is among the best in the nation,” said Bullock. “One of the keys to build on this economic strength is to ensure businesses have a workforce with the knowledge, skills, and experience to fill the careers that are most in-demand. Today’s event is more than a meeting of businesses; it is a critical step in building a strong economy for years to come.”

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Skilled labor demand in spotlight as Bullock, business leaders discuss workforce challenges

Gov. Steve Bullock and Montana business leaders took Montana State University's ballroom stage Monday to discuss challenges facing the state's industries.

Among them -- finding enough skilled workers to keep up with retiring baby boomers, particularly in knowledge-based industries, and raising wages so talent isn't lured away by out-of-state opportunities.

By Eric Dietrich Chronicle Staff Writer

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