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Montana Young Professionals Summit 2022 – The Best Conference For All Young Professionals in Montana – Butte, MT – August 15-17th, 2022

Hands down, the most FUN you’ll have while doing business!

…but don’t take our word for it, take theirs from past years’ summits

College Students Can Future-Proof Their Careers With These Five Skills

Students will need to learn new skills, as well as hone some older skills, to keep pace in rapidly developing fields, educators say.

‘Never seen it this bad’: America faces catastrophic teacher shortage

“I have never seen it this bad,” Dan Domenech, executive director of the School Superintendents Association, said of the teacher shortage. “Right now it’s number one on the list of issues that are concerning school districts … necessity is the mother of invention, and hard-pressed districts are going to have to come up with some solutions.”

Dorsey – Labor and Employment 2022 Symposium – 8/18 – Online

Sessions are designed to help employers identify issues and implement practical solutions and will focus on practical advice for employers in these uncertain and rapidly-changing times.

Montana legislator: Surplus could help fix mental health for generations

At a time of crisis for the Montana State Hospital, Montana State Rep. Llew Jones, R-Conrad, proposed using the budget surplus to create a state-funded regional mental health care network for Montana.

One week left to apply for Reimagining Rural Montana

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Building on its past, Anaconda draws new residents seeking best of Montana

The long-struggling southwestern Montana town is gaining popularity with recreationists and homebuyers. Can it retain its historic character?

Facing Labor Shortages, Pella Reinvents the Company Town in Rural Iowa – What is Missing In Your Community to Attract Talent?

“If you’ve got a dual-career household, of your top 10 priorities, the first five are child care,” says Mr. Kreifels. “I vividly remember saying to my now-manager, ‘It’s just too much, I don’t think we can do it.’”

Montana State University’s Mountains and Minds Magazine – Spring 2022

This issue includes several long-form stories of state-wide and regional interest with accompanying photos.

To Retain Nurses and Other Staffers, Hospitals Are Opening Child Care Centers

Nationally, only about 1 in 10 workers have access to employer programs that cover some or all of the costs for child care services — either on the job site or off — according to a report published last year by the U.S. Department of Labor. The health sector seems to be doing more: About one-third of U.S. hospitals offer child care benefits.