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Nick Barnes works at UPS

Nick Barnes works at UPS

Nick Barnes sorts incoming packages at UPS at 1838 Lampman Drive in Billings. UPS in Billings has added 35 workers for the holidays, but the company says the region’s low unemployment rate has made its hiring push a challenging one.

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Adam Richardson works at UPS

Adam Richardson works at UPS

UPS package handler Adam Richardson moves a box from a conveyor belt to a truck at its Billings facility. The increase in cyber-shopping as the holiday season approaches is creating more job openings at UPS and other freight movers.

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Megan Sauter works at UPS

Megan Sauter works at UPS

Megan Sauter loads a truck at UPS. The company is adding incentives in efforts to lure potential employees, including tuition reimbursement.

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A third of Teton County jobs are in hospitality

A third of Teton County jobs are in hospitality

JACKSON, Wyo. — The Wyoming economics division says a third of Teton County employees work in the restaurant, hotel and lodging business.

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MSUB career fair slated for Oct. 30

Montana State University Billings will hold the seventh annual Career Services job fair on Oct. 30.

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Gazette opinion: Girls can grow up to be plumbers

Why do Montana women earn only 67 percent of what men earn?

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Legal Briefing: Make sure your job descriptions match the modern workplace

Legal Briefing: Make sure your job descriptions match the modern workplace

A job description is often developed only when a position is open for hire, and as soon as the position is filled the job description is discarded.

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Montana gets $5 million-plus job training grant

HELENA — Montana received a $5.125 million federal grant to help with job-training programs for long-term unemployed residents, two U.S. government agencies said Wednesday.

June 26, 2014 10:30 am
Report: Strong oil sector buoys Wyoming economy in 2014

Report: Strong oil sector buoys Wyoming economy in 2014

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming’s economy posted modest gains in the first three months of 2014, buoyed by an oil sector that continued to show signs of strength despite a late winter slowdown in drilling.

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Big Sky Economic Development: Human capital is greatest asset for most businesses

Big Sky Economic Development: Human capital is greatest asset for most businesses

Economist Larry Swanson projects that Billings is headed toward a 2 percent unemployment rate in the next year.  What does this mean for your business? If you’re like most businesses, you’re beginning to wonder how you will find employees in such a competitive environment. Now more than ever…

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Human Resources: Job descriptions are important, and they need to be updated regularly

Human Resources: Job descriptions are important, and they need to be updated regularly

All too often job descriptions, if they are written at all, are left in a personnel file or human resources binder to get old and gray. Do you really need job descriptions? And do they really need to be updated with every new task that might be added?

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Human Resources: Many issues come to play when developing drug, alcohol policies

Human Resources: Many issues come to play when developing drug, alcohol policies

As human resources specialists who are developing drug and alcohol policy, we are expected to be knowledgeable with both the federal and Montana regulations.

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Legal Briefing: Be aware of federal rules governing summer internships

During the summer months, many businesses hire students as interns to give them exposure to the working world and specific careers. Some employers, however, mischaracterize employees as interns in order to avoid the minimum wage and overtime requirements of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.

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ILLUSTRATION: Equal pay

ILLUSTRATION: Equal pay

Equal pay

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Summer job market a hot one for teenagers

Summer job market a hot one for teenagers

Summer is here, and with Billings schools out until August, there are a lot of teens around the city with nothing to fill their days. Instead of sitting around all summer, many teens choose to get a job to fill their time and earn a little extra money.

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Legal Briefing: Employers can consider hearsay when firing an employee

In a recent Montana Supreme Court case, Sullivan v. Continental Construction of Montana, LLC, 2013 MT 106, the Court considered what type of evidence an employer may consider when considering the termination of an employee.

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Sales Moves: Poor service a reflection of the company and its leaders

Question: Why does lousy service occur?

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Montana Senate proposal protects workers' social-media privacy

Montana Senate proposal protects workers' social-media privacy

HELENA — Employers would be prohibited from requesting the username and password of an applicant or employee's social-media account under a measure presented Thursday to the House Business and Labor Committee.

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Human Resources: Following good practices can limit employment disputes

Human Resources: Following good practices can limit employment disputes

Each state has its own employment laws and statutes that must be followed. These may be in addition to federal law, extensions of federal law, or sometimes opposing federal law. In most cases, it is the employer’s responsibility to follow the law or statute most favorable to the employee.

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Better Business: What are customers really saying?

Better Business: What are customers really saying?

I was recently having dinner with a friend of mine who is the general manager of a hotel.

February 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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