Business Services

The Department of Labor & Industry, Workforce Services Division, is committed to helping Montana businesses across the state, through the Job Service offices. Job Service offers a wide range of tools and resources to assist with your business needs. 

 Job Service Workforce Consultants provide a full array of job posting and placement services; up-to-date information on the labor market and emerging occupations; recruiting, retention, and training assistance; information about employment laws and employment discrimination; tax and hiring incentives; and more.


Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM)

Administrative Rules of Montana...Read More

Assistance for Business Clinics

Once again the Montana Department of Labor & Industry, Department of Revenue, Department of Health & Human Services and Montana Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve in partnership...Read More

Attorney General’s Opinions & Law Resources

Attorney General’s opinions are issued to answer questions of law raised by public agencies or officials....Read More

Background / Reference Checks

This resource explains the background check process, the potential liability, how to conduct a background check, how to create a written background check plan, and a sample reference check form....Read More

Business & Occupational Licensing

Business & Occupational Licensing...Read More

Business Expansion and Retention (BEAR)

The Governor's Office of Economic Development, Montana Department of Commerce, Montana Department of Labor and Montana Economic Developers Association (MEDA) formed a partnership that allows Montana...Read More

Employer Guide to Drug Testing

This manual provides informal guidance to help Montana employers develop and implement alcohol and controlled substance testing programs....Read More

Employer Legal Information Resource Guide

This document provides related nondiscrimination legal information for employers who may be unsure of what questions they may legally ask on their company job application or during an interview....Read More

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve

ESGR’s Customer Service Center is available to answer USERRA questions (except federal holidays) or to refer cases to a trained Ombudsman. ...Read More

Employer Testing of Job Candidates

Montana employers now have the option of utilizing over 800 assessment tests to be used as another tool in designing an employee recruitment system....Read More

Employment Laws

This list contains the Federal Laws relating to Employment, the Federal Laws Regarding Montana Public Employers , and the State Laws Related to Employment....Read More

Employment Publications

For a copy of a publication, please call the number listed or e-mail the Public Information Officer at dlipio@mt.gov...Read More

Incumbent Worker Training (IWT)

The Incumbent Worker Training program is a competitive grant program, that provides grant funding to help eligible Montana small businesses purchase training for their existing (incumbent) workers. It also helps preserve existing jobs for Montana residents. Training can be customized to meet specific needs....Read More

Labor Market Information

Labor Market Information and Labor Force Statistics....Read More

Model Employee Handbook

This selection of sample policies is for general information only....Read More

National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)

National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and Business Development ...Read More

On-The-Job Training (OJT)

The On-the-Job Training Supportive Service (OJT/SS) program is funded with federal dollars and ran by MDT. The primary objective of OJT/SS is to increase the overall effectiveness of MDT’s OJT program in connection with Federal-aid highway construction projects, and to seek other ways to increase the training opportunities for women, minorities, and disadvantaged individuals....Read More

Register your business

The Business Toolkit provides a variety of resources to help you easily complete business actions with the Secretary of State’s Office...Read More

Registered Apprenticeship

Registered Apprenticeship...Read More

Required Labor Law Posters

The Montana Department of Labor and Industry has responded to employers' needs by making it easier to obtain posters mandated by laws for posting....Read More

SCORE

SCORE provides no-cost or low-cost business training and education online and in your community....Read More

Small Business Administration (SBA)

Our mission is to provide tools and guidance to help small businesses succeed....Read More

The Cost of Turnover Calculator

Use this worksheet to calculate turnover costs....Read More

Unemployment Insurance

Unemployment Insurance...Read More

Work Opportunity Tax Credit

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program is designed to assist individuals who are facing barriers transition into gainful employment....Read More

Workforce Training

The Primary Sector Workforce Training Grant (WTG) Program provides grant assistance to primary sector businesses that are creating new jobs and have a need to train the new employees....Read More







Program Contact: Kay Strayer, Business Services
P.O. Box 1728 * Helena, MT 59624
Phone: (406) 444-4100 * Fax: (406) 444-3037