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Gazette opinion: How will Montana replace retiring workers?

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.

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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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Help wanted: Billings-area businesses struggling to hire, keep workers

Help wanted: Billings-area businesses struggling to hire, keep workers

Stacey Ronquillo is down to one part-time employee at his Billings lawn care business this summer, and it’s costing him precious work.

August 03, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Guest opinion: JMG opens doors for Montana students

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…

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Women visit congressional offices to get word out on Equal Pay Day

Women visit congressional offices to get word out on Equal Pay Day

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.

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Montana unemployment rate stable at 5.2 percent

Montana unemployment rate stable at 5.2 percent

HELENA — Montana's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady at 5.2 percent in November.

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Gazette opinion: Workforce key to Montana’s economic growth

Gazette opinion: Workforce key to Montana’s economic growth

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…

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Montana Economy

Montana Economy

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 …

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Bullock appoints 10 to gender pay panel

Bullock appoints 10 to gender pay panel

HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock has named a panel to look into Montana's gender gap in pay.

August 26, 2013 12:40 pm Photos

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Yellowstone County jobless rate drops below 4 percent

Montana’s unemployment rate dropped slightly to 5.3 percent in July, 2 points better than the national average of 7.4 percent.

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Guest opinion: Montana will prosper with equal pay for equal work

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 …

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Bullock appoints pay equity task force

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.

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Montana unemployment down to 5.5%

HELENA — Montana's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell slightly in April to 5.5 percent, within the range that economists consider normal unemployment.

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Montana unemployment falls to 5.6 percent

HELENA — Montana's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell slightly to 5.6 percent in February.

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Scam targets Montana employers by asking for bank account information

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…

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Senate begins confirmation of Bullock appointees

HELENA - The Montana Senate has begun confirming Gov. Steve Bullock's cabinet appointments.

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Bullock releases Cabinet, staff salaries

HELENA — Gov.-elect Steve Bullock has released the salaries for members of his Cabinet and staff.

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Bullock names Bucy, Batista and O'Leary as department leaders

Bullock names Bucy, Batista and O'Leary as department leaders

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.

November 30, 2012 11:31 am Photos

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Who might be in Bullock’s cabinet? A few names to consider …

Who might be in Bullock’s cabinet? A few names to consider …

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.

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Republican Tim Fox wins Montana attorney general race

Republican Tim Fox wins Montana attorney general race

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.

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