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Montana's unemployment rate increases to 4.7%

HELENA — Montana's seasonally adjusted unemployment right rose slightly to 4.7 percent in August.

September 19, 2014 12:32 pmLoading…

Emergency jobless benefits ending Dec. 28

HELENA — Emergency unemployment compensation benefits will end nationally Dec. 28 for 539 jobless Montanans.

December 15, 2013 10:09 pmLoading…
CASS Homes padlocks doors, leaving employees, customers in the lurch

CASS Homes padlocks doors, leaving employees, customers in the lurch

In May 2012, Canadian-American Structured Solutions opened a large factory in Billings with promises to hire up to 100 workers to build affordable, energy-efficient, modular homes for the housing-starved Bakken oil field.

September 22, 2013 12:00 am Video Photos

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MSU faculty to vote on whether to keep union

MSU faculty to vote on whether to keep union

BOZEMAN — Voting is beginning this week on whether to keep Montana State University's faculty union.

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Montana seeks injunction against Eureka's Ranch for Kids

Montana seeks injunction against Eureka's Ranch for Kids

KALISPELL — Montana regulators at odds with a ranch for children adopted abroad are asking a judge to order its owners to stop using buildings not up to code.

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Lawmakers to hear conflicting numbers in debating state employee pay hikes

Lawmakers to hear conflicting numbers in debating state employee pay hikes

HELENA — Montana legislators soon will be debating whether to approve the proposed pay raises for state employees negotiated by Gov. Brian Schweitzer and public employee unions.

December 09, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Bucy accepts, later returns $35,000 in Democratic Party money

Bucy accepts, later returns $35,000 in Democratic Party money

HELENA — The Montana Democratic Party gave attorney general candidate Pam Bucy $35,000 after a federal judge struck down state donation limits as unconstitutional, but she returned it Tuesday after a federal appeals court reinstated the limits. Ted Dick, executive director of the Democratic …

October 18, 2012 6:59 pmLoading…
Businesses adjust as Montana's minimum wage increases to $7.65

Businesses adjust as Montana's minimum wage increases to $7.65

Minimum-wage earners are getting a 30-cent raise on Jan. 1, putting a bit more bulk in employee paychecks across Montana.

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Chef Siegel tastes Harissa soup

Chef Siegel tastes Harissa soup

Chef Tom Siegel tastes Harissa soup prepared by student chef Jeremy Voisine, right, as he waits for the verdict. Nearly all of the students in the culinary arts program have jobs before graduation.

December 19, 2011 12:00 pmLoading…
Keven Kidder sifts flour

Keven Kidder sifts flour

Second-year student Keven Kidder sifts flour for one of his projects last week in the culinary arts program at the College of Technology Missoula campus.

December 19, 2011 12:00 pmLoading…
COT student enjoys turkey wrap

COT student enjoys turkey wrap

A College of Technology student enjoys a turkey wrap in the dining room at the school. One of the fringe benefits of having the program at the school is that all students get to enjoy the fruits of of the culinary program's labor.

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Students in culinary arts program at College of Technology Missoula

Students in culinary arts program at College of Technology Missoula

Tom Siegel, second from left, a culinary arts instructor and executive chef, answers questions from students in the culinary arts program at the College of Technology Missoula campus. Tagine cooking, using ceramic pots from the Maghreb region of northwest Africa, is just one of the areas of …

December 19, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Montana says workplace fatalities saw big decline in 2010

HELENA — The number of Montana deaths in the workplace decreased 30 percent in 2010.

September 04, 2011 6:20 amLoading…
Unions file complaint over pay raise defeat

Unions file complaint over pay raise defeat

HELENA — Three public employee unions filed an unfair labor practice complaint Wednesday over the 2011 Legislature's refusal to pass the pay raises for state workers they had negotiated with Gov. Brian Schweitzer.

May 25, 2011 7:25 pmLoading…

Unemployment insurance rates rising

HELENA — The Department of Labor and Industry says most Montana employers will see an increase in unemployment insurance rates for the second straight year.

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Dore Schwinden to head Commerce

HELENA — Deputy Labor Commissioner Dore Schwinden is the new director of the state Commerce Department, Gov. Brian Schweitzer said Thursday.

July 15, 2010 2:29 pmLoading…

Montana says massage therapists now must be licensed

HELENA - The state is reminding massage therapists they must now get a license to practice.

June 24, 2010 6:10 amLoading…

Yellowstone County unemployment declines to 5.2%

Unemployment in Yellowstone County dipped to 5.2 percent for April, down from 6.0 percent in March, according to the state Department of Labor and Industry.

May 24, 2010 12:25 pmLoading…

Montana sees job losses across employment sectors

Health care reform has dominated President Obama’s agenda since he took office one year ago, but plenty of Montanans would like to see unemployment move to the top of the president’s to-do list.

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Lowest wage up 2nd time in '08, to $6.55 an hour

HELENA - About 15,500 Montana workers will see their wages rise by 30 cents an hour starting today because of an increase in the state minimum wage, the state Department of Labor and Industry estimates.

July 23, 2008 11:00 pmLoading…

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