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Big Sky Economic Development - Employers will have 32,000 job openings in Montana's Yellowstone County over next decade

October 13, 2016View for printing

About 23,000 of the the pending vacancies will happen thanks to baby boomers. Members of this population segment were born between 1946 and 1964 and are riding off into their retirement years. But projected population and economic growth in Yellowstone County will add even more job openings, attendees at Big Sky Economic Development's annual meeting learned Wednesday.

Steve Arveschoug, executive director of BSED, Yellowstone County's economic development agency, urged attendees to think about how Billings compares to other cities within a 500-mile drive. Over the coming decades, Billings will continue to compete with other cities within 500 miles for well trained workers.


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