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Unfilled Small Business Job Openings Just Hit a Record High. Is It Time to Rethink Hiring?

Employers that want to fill open roles will have to be a little more open-minded and willing to train.

Video – There’s Space for you to Be, Grow and Play As a Healthcare Professional in Billings, Montana

Let our local healthcare community tell you why they selected Billings and why they are staying! Billings is a regional healthcare center offering world class health care to the 500+ mile region it serves. A community of healthcare systems that continue to grow and invest back into the communities they serve.

A War For Talent Is Starting—Spoiler Alert: Workers Will Win

It’s incredulous to see the economy and job market heating up, when only a few months ago, we were mired in misery. In a dramatic comeback, Americans are finding new jobs.

NASCIO Survey Finds Government Remote Work Here to Stay

Most state CIOs expect remote work to continue and for digital services to keep proliferating. That introduces a host of shifting priorities, including a renewed need for cybersecurity enhancements and identity tools.

How to master the most important skill you need as a freelancer

No matter what type of freelance work you’re doing, you need to excel at this.

Program Helps New Farmers Find ‘Entrepreneurial Edge’ – Value added: Meat program helps Missoula students learn to raise, butcher, sell

The National Farmers Union offers a free, year-long training program to help new farmers learn the business side of agriculture.

The Government Wants to Bolster Its Tech—Starting With Workers

Robin Carnahan, head of the agency that manages the federal government’s offices and IT, is revamping job descriptions and pushing remote work. 

Diana Gordon Talks Immigration, on a Small-Town Scale

Former professor, author, and founder of the Small-town Immigration Clearinghouse, Gordon’s work shows that small-town decline is not inevitable, and that immigration often leads to revitalization.

University of Montana eyes Montana Innovation Gateway Corridor at MonTEC, Missoula College

Several years after city officials and the University of Montana sat down with area businesses to discuss the concept behind a technology corridor, a parallel effort has emerged as the school and its tech partners eye the creation of an innovation corridor.

Montana Chamber Foundation launches high school entrepreneurship contest

The Prospects is a virtual competition that for high school students with new business ideas and existing small businesses. The competition invests in the students, and connects them with mentors. Last year’s total purse was $52,500.