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Montana tech industry has more jobs than people who can work them – Post your Career Opportunities Here.

According to the Bureau of Business and Economic Research, Montana’s tech industry is growing seven times faster than the statewide economy and industry wages are higher than most other jobs in the state.

Remote Work Professional Certificate Course – June – Online

The Master of Remote Work Professional certificate program is a 1-month specialized course designed to equip workers and business owners with training needed to: find a job working remotely for a company, expand a business…

Remote Work Professional Certificate Course – May – Online

The Master of Remote Work Professional certificate program is a 1-month specialized course designed to equip workers and business owners with training needed to: find a job working remotely for a company, expand a business…

Remote Work Professional Certificate Course – April – Online

Participants receive assistance with finding a remote job, with building their business and connecting to a network of other remote workers.

Remote Work Professional Certificate Course – March – Online

The Master of Remote Work Professional certificate program is a 1-month specialized course designed to equip workers and business owners with training needed to: find a job working remotely for a company, expand a business…

Montana Career Opportunity – Development Coordinator – Prospera

Prospera Business Network is the leading non-profit organization focused on helping people start and grow their businesses – in turn strengthening our region’s economy and communities. We offer entrepreneurs and business owners a comprehensive pathway…

MEDA December News and Conference Summary

If you had to miss the MEDA Fall Conference, you can see a bit of what you missed by reviewing the following:

TONIGHT!!! – Maintaining Civility in an Age of Division: University of Montana Mansfield Dialogue December 1 – Online

Does civility still exist in politics? Join four retiring long-time Montana legislators who will discuss how civility has changed in their communities and in the state Capitol, as well as their ideas on how to foster civil discourse in the political arena.

Montana’s housing isn’t keeping pace with its population growth

According to the analysis, homelessness in Montana has increased by more than 34% since 2007.

Polaris’ new Ranger XP Kinetic is an all-electric side-by-side with a lot of horsepower

Packing 110 horsepower and 140 pound-feet of torque, Polaris claims the Ranger XP Kinetic will be the most powerful utility side-by-side it’s ever produced. That represents 35 percent more power and two times more torque than any other utility side-by-side on the market, Polaris says.

Communication is key: Montana Language Services in Bozeman provides translations as Montana and Northern Rockies become more diverse.

With Montana’s growing population there has been more of a need for language accessibility and Montana Language Services in Bozeman aims to help businesses and people as well as the community across Montana, Idaho and Wyoming, get that language access.

China says 85% of citizens will use Mandarin by 2025

Critics have sporadically protested changes to the education system and employment requirements that have steadily eroded the role of minority languages, calling it a campaign to eradicate cultures that don’t conform with the dominant Han ethnic group.

Montana Career Opportunities – 13 new nonprofit jobs

The Montana nonprofit community is well connected, supportive of one another, and recognized for sustained collaboration and sharing of resources. Montana nonprofits efficiently and effectively serve communities across the state, including rural and native communities….

Washington State Department of Commerce Director’s Update – November 2021

Federal infrastructure investments will strengthen Washington communities 

If You Think the Great Resignation Is Bad, Just Wait Until January

With year-end increases and bonuses in hand, will your employees head out the door?

Live Virtual Event with PAYAL KADAKIA Founder, ClassPass 12/14 – 10:00 AM MST

In this can’t-miss event, Kadakia will share how ClassPass became one of only 20 female-founded “unicorn” companies and why she was pleased with the acquisition by wellness giant Mindbody.

Public Q&A with Karhu Koski Distillery in Choteau! – 12/7 – 7PM

Karhu Koski Distillery is holding a public meeting at the Stage Stop Inn on December 7th, 2021 at 7 pm. Refreshments will be served and a Q&A session will be held after the main presentation.

University of Montana College of Business Ranks Best in Big Sky

The Big Sky Conference comprises 12 universities in Washington, Idaho, Montana, Arizona, Colorado, Oregon, California and Utah. The UM College of Business came in 166th in the nation, 78 spots ahead of other business schools in Montana. UM tied atop the Big Sky Conference with the College of Business and Economics at the University of Idaho.

Is There Any Gold to Mine in the Graying of America?

“If we put up barriers to the kinds of changes that need to happen to have a thriving and prosperous population and society, we’re going to lose our shirt in the global marketplace.”

Fast-Rising Rents: Cause or Effect of Institutional Real Estate Investors?

More media attention for the growing influence of large, institutional investors on the housing market.

Snowpack in California’s Sierra Nevada could disappear in just 25 years – It’s too warm for ski resorts to make snow in Tahoe

‘We have until 2030 to fix this, and if not it’s too late.’

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