Workforce Development

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Attn. Montana Businesses and Non-Profits – What types of individuals with what skills do you want to hire?

What qualities and skills is your company or non-profit looking for?

A remote-work program pays people $10,000 and hopes people come for a year and stay forever

“Try before you buy” is a classic sales maneuver: Car dealerships want you to test drive. Costco wants you to sample. Clothing stores want you to hit the dressing room. A state wants you to come live in the state and see if you want to stay forever.

Missoula Economic Partnership looks to build “inclusive and resilient” economy

A year ago, most business and economic leaders in Missoula hoped the economy would find its way back to pre-pandemic norms by now. But as the pandemic grinds on, there’s a new realization that things may never be the same, and it’s time to plan for an altered economic future.

Lawmakers advance $25M cost-of-living hike for teachers in Wyoming

Teacher salaries in Wyoming have lagged behind the national average in recent years.

Jobs abound and wages rise in Missoula, but employees hard to find – Come Home Montana – Career Opportunities in Montana

According to the latest State of Missoula’s Workforce study commissioned by the Missoula Economic Partnership, the average hourly wage in Missoula rose from $24.12 last February to $26.75 this June.

Montanans pushed out of larger cities look to Butte for homes

“We’ve had people approach us from Bozeman say, ‘We’re going to move. We can’t afford to operate in Bozeman because our employees can’t afford housing,’” explained Markovich. “No doubt, of the big five communities in the state, Butte is simply the most affordable.”

Why child-care workers are quitting

Working in a day care is a demanding job — but the pay is typically around just $12 an hour, and often without benefits. Many child-care workers have quit during the pandemic, leaving parents without options and struggling to return to work themselves.

How have Icelandic teenagers gone from the biggest drinkers and smokers in Europe to the healthiest in 20 years?

Iceland has managed to reduce the number of teenagers for the past 20 years who regularly drink from 48 % to 5 %, and those who smoke 23 % to 3 %. What is your state doing?

Record-breaking 4.3 million Americans quit their jobs in August, new data show

Experts stress that people are leaving their jobs as workers across the country are demanding higher pay, better employment conditions and critical support in their daily lives.

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