With the new year, about 575 Billings Clinic direct-care nurses will receive an across-the-board 4 percent pay raise, followed by a 3.5 percent boost in 2016 and a 4 percent hike in 2017.
CASPER, Wyo. — State regulators have dramatically increased the number of safety consultations offered to companies in the past two years, data released last week by the Wyoming Occupational Safety and Health Administration shows.
With 5,000 packages daily and rising coming through Billings Logan International Airport, officials at Matheson Flight Extenders say they need more help.
A crowd of about 2,500 people gathered in Rose Park to have burgers, hot dogs and perhaps a beer as they commemorated Labor Day.
It was just a few weeks ago that I sat in a room with many other business owners in our community at a special-invite breakout session from the Big Sky Economic Development. Steve Arveschoug, executive director, asked each business leader to share their suggestions of what they thought the B…
As the secretary of labor, I have a unique opportunity to meet with employers around the country of all sizes and from an array of industries. So many of them tell me the same thing; they’re ready to grow their businesses and to hire more people.
Steve Daines ran a TV ad with a person saying he’s a union democrat — with a union logo prominently displayed — announcing support for Daines. However, the person in the ad has been actively promoting Republicans for years, is not a dues-paying member of any union in Montana, does not serve …
Why do Montana women earn only 67 percent of what men earn?
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.
WASHINGTON — There may be a dark lining to the sunny June employment report, which recorded an increase of 288,000 payroll jobs for the month. Most or all of the increase may have been part-time jobs. If that's a trend, it could signal a weaker economy. It could also vindicate critics of the…
Declaring it’s a “good time to be in Montana,” Gov. Steve Bullock wasted no time Wednesday in making his case to at least 250 people from Montana and Wyoming gathered for the inaugural Big Sky Business Health Care Summit.
Forty years ago this weekend, my father died of a heart attack at the age of 52. I was 12, so as time goes by I remember less and less about him. But one vivid memory is of him always coming to my baseball games. And so when I had children, I promised myself that I would do the same — not ju…
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Reid Browning counts himself among the fortunate ones.
On Mother’s Day we pause to thank and honor the incredible women in our lives who sacrifice so much while asking for little in return. We’re honored to be the husbands of two of these amazing Montana women: first lady Lisa Bullock and Lt. Gov. Angela McLean.
Safety advocates call for increased fines, more inspectors as workplace safety deaths hit 5-year high
CASPER, Wyo. — The bell at the state Capitol tolled 35 times, once for every worker killed in 2012.
This week, more than 300 high school students from all over Montana will converge in Billings for the Jobs for Montana Graduates 24th annual Career Development Conference. A program of choice for both high schools and middle schools seeking to improve their students’ success in staying in sc…
It may be just the kind of place anyone would want to work. In one area sits a foosball table, pingpong table and video golf game to help employees break through creative blocks. In another area, slices of birthday cake adorn plates on the kitchen’s island counter.
In a late 2013 decision involving wage claims and constructive discharge issues, the Montana Supreme Court determined that an award of punitive damages against an employer was proper. In the case of Harrell v. Farmers Educational Cooperative Union of America, Montana Division, 2013 MT 367, t…