Montana has much to celebrate on Labor Day 2014. The state's jobless rate is 4.6 percent, enviably low as many other states struggle to regain their pre-recession employment levels. Billings and Eastern Montana regions are basically at full employment.
Why do Montana women earn only 67 percent of what men earn?
Stacey Ronquillo is down to one part-time employee at his Billings lawn care business this summer, and it’s costing him precious work.
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…
In Montana, a woman is paid 76 cents for the same work a man is paid a dollar. That means a woman must work more than 15 months to take home the pay a man receives in 12.
HELENA — Montana's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady at 5.2 percent in November.
When 3,000 people gather in Butte on Monday and Tuesday to talk up Montana business with the CEOs of some of America’s largest and fastest-growing corporations, they will be starting at a better point than many other states. The Sixth Economic Development Summit organized by U.S. Sen. Max Ba…
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock and Labor and Industry Commissioner Pam Bucy talk about the state’s Labor Day report on Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, in Helena, Mont. The report says Montana this year should regain all the jobs it lost during the recession, but lower productivity and an aging workforce …
HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock has named a panel to look into Montana's gender gap in pay.
Montana’s unemployment rate dropped slightly to 5.3 percent in July, 2 points better than the national average of 7.4 percent.
Fifty years after President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act, American women earn, on average, 77 percent of what their male counterparts do. Here in Montana, women are earning only 67 percent for doing the same work, putting Montana in 39th place for pay equity. We’d match the Montana work …
HELENA — With Montana women making only 67 percent of what men are paid for performing the same job, Gov. Steve Bullock has created the Equal Pay for Equal Work Task Force.
HELENA — Montana's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell slightly in April to 5.5 percent, within the range that economists consider normal unemployment.
HELENA — Montana's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell slightly to 5.6 percent in February.
HELENA — The Montana Department of Labor and Industry is warning of a scam targeting Montana employers. The department has taken calls from employers who have received a letter claiming to be from the Department of Labor requesting banking information and noting that automatic withdrawals b…
HELENA - The Montana Senate has begun confirming Gov. Steve Bullock's cabinet appointments.
HELENA — Gov.-elect Steve Bullock has released the salaries for members of his Cabinet and staff.
HELENA — Gov.-elect Steve Bullock on Friday unveiled his first three Cabinet appointments, selecting two women and one man to head the departments of Labor and Industry, Commerce and Corrections.
HELENA — As Gov.-elect Steve Bullock prepares to take office in January, he will be appointing his Cabinet and closest advisers, who play key roles in any new governor’s administration and policy shop.
Republican Tim Fox said Wednesday that he will fight what he called the over-reach of federal government as Montana's next attorney general after winning the post by a six-point margin over Democrat Pam Bucy.