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Nominations for Governor's Safety Awards Open Now!
Nominations are open now for the Governor's Safety Awards. Nominations are due Sunday, July 31st by 5:00 PM.
Rural Healthcare Facilities, MTDLI Launch Innovative LPN Apprenticeship
New training curriculum invests in Montana's rural healthcare industry to grow job opportunities
Montana's May Unemployment Rate at 3.9%
Montana's unemployment rate for May 2017 was 3.9%. The national unemployment rate was 4.3%.
May 2017 Economy at a Glance: The Importance of Montana's 55-and-Over Labor Force
The May 2017 issue of Economy at a Glance focuses on the importance on Montana's 55-and-over Labor Force
Governor Bullock Announces Launch of Accounting Technician Apprenticeship
Governor Steve Bullock today announced the launch of Montana's first Account Technology program
March 2017 Economy at a Glance: Is Small Business Big in Montana?
The March 2017 Economy at a Glance asks "Is Small Business Big in Montana?"
Governor Bullock Announces Montana's Unemployment Rate at 3.8% for March
Governor Steve Bullock today announced Montana’s unemployment rate is at 3.8%. The U.S. unemployment rate declined by 0.2 percentage points to 4.5% in March.
MTDLI Excited to Announce Local Area Profiles Data Now Available to Montana's Workforce
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry is excited to announce the addition of local area profile data to the Labor Market Information website allowing job seekers and businesses the opportunity to understand their counties’ economic status better.
February 2017 Montana Economy at a Glance: Local Area Profiles
The February 2017 edition of Montana's Economy at a Glance focuses on the launch of the Local Area Profiles portal on the Department of Labor & Industry, Labor Market Information website.
Montana's Unemployment Rate Declines to 3.8% for February
Governor Bullock announced Montana's unemployment rate declined to 3.8% for the month of February.
Department of Labor & Industry Launches New Workforce Health Portal
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (MTDLI) is excited to announce the launch of the Montana Occupational Health & Safety Surveillance (MOHSS) website. This portal will provide the public with information about work-related illnesses and injuries, and workplace safety issues for the state.
January 2017 Montana at A Glance: Why January?
The January 2017 issue of Economy at A Glance focuses on why economic data skips a month at the beginning of each year.
Montana's Unemployment Rates Drops to 3.9% for January 2017
Montana's unemployment rate dropped to 3.9% for January 2017.
2017 Assistance for Business Clinics Information
Information for the 2017 Assistance for Business Clinics seminars can be found here. These clinics are held in conjunction with local partners and are a valuable source of information for businesses and employees.
December 2016 Economy at a Glance: The Economic Contribution of Montana's Nonprofits
The December 2016 edition of Economy at a Glance focuses on the importance of Montana's nonprofit sector to the state's economy.
Montana's Unemployment Rate Shrinks to 4.0% for November
Montana's unemployment rate shrank to 4.0% for the month of November.
November 2016 Economy at a Glance: The Nursing Workforce in Montana
The November 2016 Economy at a Glance focuses on Montana's Nursing industry and its importance to the state's workforce.
October 2016 Economy at a Glance: STEM Jobs in Montana
The October issue of the Economy at a Glance focuses on the importance of STEM jobs to Montana's present and future.
Governor Bullock Announces Unemployment Rate Steady at 4.3% for October
Governor Steve Bullock announced Montana’s unemployment rate remained steady at 4.3 percent in October, with payroll employment increasing by 2,200 jobs. The national unemployment rate decreased by 0.1 percentage points to 4.9 percent.
Workplace Injury and Illness Rates Decline for Third Straight Year
For the third straight year, Montanans workplace safety has improved and injury and illness rates have declined.
September 2016 Economy at a Glance: Apprenticeships
The September 2016 Economy at a Glance has been released. This month's edition focuses on apprenticeships across the state.
Montana's Unemployment Rate Remains at 4.3 Percent for September
Montana’s unemployment rate remained at 4.3 percent in September. The national unemployment rate increased by 0.1 percentage points up to 5.0 percent.
Montana Awarded $1.1 Million Federal Grant to Improve Workforce Training
Montana’s workforce received a boost with the award of a $1.1 million Reemployment & Systems Integration National Dislocated Worker Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor.
Montana's Minimum Wage Increasing to $8.15 for 2017
Montanans earning minimum wage will see the rate increase to $8.15 per hour beginning January 1, 2017. An estimated 3,323 workers, or approximately 1.2 percent of the workforce, receive minimum wage.
August 2016 Unemployment Rate Release
Montana’s unemployment rate increased slightly by one-tenth of a percent for the month of August, to 4.3 percent. The national unemployment rate stayed at 4.9 percent, at the same level it has been since June.
2016 Labor Day Report
The 2016 Labor Day Report has been released by the Montana Department of Labor & Industry.
Governor Bullock Presents 2016 Labor Day Report
Governor Steve Bullock, flanked by Montana’s Commissioner of Labor & Industry Pam Bucy and Lt. Governor Mike Cooney, presented the 2016 Labor Day Report to the people of Montana.
2015 Workers' Compensation Annual Report
This report contains information about Montana’s workers’ compensation system, claims and benefits characteristics, dispute resolution, and department programs and their functions.
July 2016 Unemployment Rate Remains at 4.2 Percent
Montana’s unemployment rate remained steady for the month of July at 4.2 percent. The national unemployment rate stayed at 4.9 percent for the month of July as well.
U.S. Department of Labor Releases Updated Employment Posters
The U.S. Department of Labor announced the release of two updated labor law posters required for businesses to post...
Montana's June Unemployment Rate Remains Steady at 4.2 Percent
Montana’s unemployment rate remained steady for the month of June at 4.2 percent.
Montana's Unemployment Rate Remains Steady at 4.2 Percent
HELENA, MT – Montana’s unemployment rate remained steady over the month of May at 4.2 percent. The U.S. unemployment declined by 0.3 percentage points to 4.7 percent.
PUBLIC NOTICE: Equal Pay for Equal Work Task Force Meeting
The Equal Pay for Equal Work Task Force will be meeting Wednesday, June 29 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the University of Montana in Missoula.
Labor Management Advisory Council Meeting Schedule
Upcoming schedule for Labor Management Advisory Council meetings
Labor Market Outcomes for Missoula College Report
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (MTDLI) and the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education (OCHE) have joined forces to share data and create analytics that can be used by our state’s community colleges to ensure that our workforce training systems are aligned with our economic needs
Governor Bullock Highlights Montana Rail Link Apprenticeships
Governor Steve Bullock, along with Montana Rail Link President Tom Walsh and Labor Commissioner Pam Bucy highlighted
Job Openings - Montana Department of Labor
Montana Department of Labor & Industry
Nominations Open for Inaugural Governor's Achievement Awards
HELENA, Mont.-The Montana Department of Labor & Industry is recognizing individuals in the field of Workers’ Compensation with the inaugural Governor’s Achievement
Montana Workforce System Guide
State Workforce Innovation Board
Building Safety Month 2016
Building Safety Month is a public awareness campaign to help individuals, families and businesses understand what it takes to create safe and sustainable structures.
SHARP Recognition Bestowed on Yellowstone Electric Company
BILLINGS, Mont.-Today, the Montana Department of Labor & Industry recognized Yellowstone Electric Company with the Safety & Health Achievement Recognition (SHARP) Status for their ongoing commitment to workplace safety and health management.
ABC Clinics have started - check out the schedule and find one near you!
Check out the schedule and find one near you!
Governor Bullock Announces New Workforce Training Program
Today, Governor Steve Bullock was joined by Commissioner of the Montana Department of Labor & Industry Pam Bucy, and HELP Act sponsor Senator Ed Buttrey (SD 11, Great Falls) to announce the launch of HELP-Link at the Great Falls Job Service
Governor Bullock Discusses High-Wage Jobs in Health Care Industry
Today Governor Steve Bullock was joined by Montana Tech Chancellor Donald Blackketter, Montana Department of Labor & Industry Commissioner Pam Bucy and Montana Tech Director of Nursing Karen VanDaveer for a tour of their nursing program
Montana Department of Labor & Industry Refreshes Websites
The Research & Analysis Bureau of the Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) is excited to announce significant updates to www.careers.mt.gov and www.lmi.mt.gov
Jobs for America’s Graduates National Leadership Award
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) is excited to announce that Statewide Workforce Programs and Oversight Bureau Chief, Pam Watson has been named as a recipient of the Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) 2015 National Workforce Leadership Award
MT TechHire Grant Initiative
Conference Call Notes
Governor Steve Bullock Visits Core Control for Apprenticeship Roundtable Discussion
Governor Steve Bullock today met with business leaders to discuss the importance of apprenticeship training programs and highlight the opportunities available to Montana’s veterans in the state’s workforce during a morning roundtable
Montana Awarded Funding to Study Workplace Health and Safety Data
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry recently received a multiyear grant from the Center for Disease Control (CDC)
Mike Bullock Memorial Scholarship
The Job Service Employers Committee is delighted to again offer the Mike Bullock Memorial Scholarship to high school seniors in the Helena area
The Complex Causes of the Gender Pay Gap
In the United States, women earn median wages that are 71% of the median earnings for men. In Montana, this figure is 68 percent.
Montana’s Labor Shortage and Paid Family Leave
In the next 10 years, at least 130,000 working Montanans will retire. With an aging population, Montana’s labor force will only grow by 4,100 workers per year for the next 10 years.
Medical Data Report For the State of Montana
This publication is a data source for regulators and others who may be interested in the increasing medical costs in workers compensation claims.
Labor Day Report - 2015
On Labor Day 2015, Montana’s workers and businesses are enjoying higher wages, strong output growth, and an ideal unemployment situation.
HealthCare MONTANA
To transform localized college healthcare education into a statewide workforce system.
Aligning Montana’s Education & Workforce Development Systems
To improve career and college readiness for Montana high school students and adult learners.
Sector Partnerships: What, Why, How
At the regional labor market level, a partnership of employers within one industry sector or cluster that work closely with government, education and training
WIOA Performance and Reporting
2015 Technical Assistance and Training Conference
WIOA Overview
Opportunity, Alignment and Improvement by Design
Using MCIS to Connect Clients and Agencies
Using MCIS to Connect Clients and Agencies
Professional and Occupational Licensing Report
This report contains a general description of the Licensing and Board Management Bureaus, and the accomplishments of the boards and programs during the last biennium.
Registered Apprenticeship Governor's Report
This report covers Registered Apprenticeship’s Program activities from July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2014.
Montana Employment Projections 2015-2024
The Montana employment projections provide information for businesses planning workforce needs, for education institutions training future workers, for existing workers looking to advance in their career, and for students trying to make informed decisions about their career opportunities.
Montana TechHire Initiative
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (MTDLI) is issuing this Request for Proposals (RFP) from eligible Community Partnership Teams (CPT’s) for potential inclusion in a $3.95 million
Governor Bullock Announces $100,000 Grant to Grow Opportunities for Montanans between the ages of 16-29 in STEM Careers
Governor Steve Bullock today announced that Montana received a $100,000 grant from the National Governors Association (NGA) Policy Academy on Work-Based Learning
Collaborations Lead to Expanded Competency Based Education Opportunities
The Montana University System (MUS) and the Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) have recently launched a new initiative
Why We Launched an Apprenticeship Program at Spring Creek Inn Memory Care
I am excited to announce that Spring Creek Inn Memory Care has recently launched an innovative, but well-practiced, training program that will enable Certified Nursing Assistant
National Apprenticeship Week Shines Spotlight on Training Programs
Labor & Industry Commissioner Pam Bucy and apprenticeship business sponsors from throughout the state gathered today to celebrate National
Governor Bullock Launches Workforce Recruitment Initiative
As part of his efforts to ensure Montana businesses have a deep pool of talented and trained workers, Governor Steve Bullock today announced
Insurance Compliance - Legislative changes effective July 1, 2015
Legislative changes effective July 1, 2015