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Charter planning to hire 100 new workers in Billings

Charter planning to hire 100 new workers in Billings

Charter Communications is seeking to hire 100 new employees in Billings, primarily in sales and customer retention, company officials announced Wednesday.

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Boxed in: Online shopping increase puts holiday crunch on package companies to fill job openings

Boxed in: Online shopping increase puts holiday crunch on package companies to fill job openings

Spurred by rising online sales, package handlers in the Billings area are scrambling to find temporary help during the mad rush of the holiday season.

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Roofing boom puts pinch on local contractors seeking laborers

Roofing boom puts pinch on local contractors seeking laborers

Nick Zyliak was happy with his summer job but was surprised one day to find his services in demand.

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Billings Clinic nurses get pay raises with new 3-year contract

Billings Clinic nurses get pay raises with new 3-year contract

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.

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OSHA safety consultations increase, but inspections are down

OSHA safety consultations increase, but inspections are down

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.

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At airport, Matheson struggling to find package handlers

At airport, Matheson struggling to find package handlers

With 5,000 packages daily and rising coming through Billings Logan International Airport, officials at Matheson Flight Extenders say they need more help.

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Skilled labor in more demand than ever, unions say

Skilled labor in more demand than ever, unions say

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.

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Marketing Cooler: Don't forget the important role of internal communications

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…

September 01, 2014 12:00 am

Guest opinion: U.S. labor policy steers toward job-driven training

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.

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Guest opinion: TV ad misrepresents Daines relationship with unions

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 …

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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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Robert Samuelson: A part-timer boom -- or blip?

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…

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Enhancing his new home

Enhancing his new home

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Governor: 'Health care industry is crucial part of state’s economy'

Governor: 'Health care industry is crucial part of state’s economy'

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.

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Guest opinion: Paid family leave benefits workers, employers, too

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…

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New college grads finally seeing better hiring prospects

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Reid Browning counts himself among the fortunate ones.

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Guest opinion: Equal pay for women must be a Montana priority

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.

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HMF5-11-14 Sidebar Art

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Safety advocates call for increased fines, more inspectors as workplace safety deaths hit 5-year high

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.

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