Workforce Services Division

Scott Eychner — Administrator

Employers

Workforce Services Division

The Workforce Services Division (WSD) is charged with three primary goals to ensure that workforce development in Montana remains strong and growing.

  • Montana employers understand the labor market and have a skilled and ready workforce that meets their needs, today and tomorrow.
  • Montana workers understand the job market and have access to skills development opportunities and job search assistance services.
  • Business, job seekers, educators, students, workforce and economic development partners, and the general public all have a place to go to learn about the workforce and a way to connect with each other to keep it growing.


WSD provides services to all Montana businesses and citizens via a network of 17 offices across the state staffed by committed and talented workforce professionals. If you have any questions about how we might help you, please feel free to explore our website, contact your nearest Job Service office.

Featured News

Montana Employers Recognized with 2021 Governor’s Achievement Awards
October 01, 2021
Awards recognize ongoing commitment to workplace safety across Montana MONTANA- The Montana Department of Labor & Industry today recognized employers who go above and beyond in their efforts to make their . . .
Notice to Employers: Minimum Wage Increase
September 30, 2021
Notice to Montana Employers and Interested Parties Pursuant to §39-3-409, MCA, Montana’s Minimum Wage will increase to $9.20 effective January 1, 2022. Montana statute requires the minimum wage . . .
Montana’s Unemployment Rate Hits 14-Year Low
September 17, 2021
HELENA, Mont. – Montana’s unemployment rate hit a 14-year low, dropping to 3.5% in August. The national unemployment rate for August is 5.2%. “With Montana open for business and more . . .
Labor Day Report: Montana Enjoying Strong Recovery from COVID-19 Recession
September 08, 2021
HELENA, Mont. – Montana’s Department of Labor & Industry today released the state’s 2021 Labor Day report, which shows Montana is in the midst of a strong recovery from the 2020 . . .
Montana’s Labor Force Continues Growth, Unemployment Rate at 3.6% in July
August 20, 2021
HELENA, Mont. – Governor Greg Gianforte today announced Montana’s unemployment rate decreased by 0.1% in July to 3.6%, while the unemployment rate for the U.S. was 5.4% for the month. The labor . . .
State of Montana Issues Guidance on HB 702 Implementation
July 28, 2021
HELENA, Mont. – Montana’s Departments of Labor & Industry and Public Health and Human Services today released guidance for employers and care providers on implementation of HB 702, approved . . .
Gov. Gianforte Seeks Public Comment on Use of ARPA Economic and Workforce Funds
July 23, 2021
HELENA, Mont. – Governor Greg Gianforte today announced the Economic Transformation and Stabilization and Workforce Development Advisory Commission seeks public comment on how to best use about $130 . . .
Gov Gianforte Announces Process to Reduce Unemployment Fraud
July 20, 2021
Employers to Notify DLI When Claimants Skip Interviews HELENA, Mont. – Governor Greg Gianforte today announced a new process for Montana employers to notify the Montana Department of . . .
Montana's Labor Force, Total Employment Grow in June
July 16, 2021
MONTANA – Montana’s labor force grew by more than 2,000 workers in June, while total employment in the state grew by some 1,800 workers. “More and more Montanans are . . .
Circle, MT Student Awarded Montana State Employer Council Scholarship
July 14, 2021
HELENA – The Montana Department of Labor & Industry today announced the 2021 Montana State Employer Council . . .
Three Montana Businesses Selected for 2021 MSEC Employers of Choice Award
July 08, 2021
The Department of Labor & Industry’s Montana State Employers’ Council (MSEC) is pleased to announce the selection of three Montana businesses for the MSEC 2021 Employer of Choice . . .
Montana’s Unemployment Rate Continues Decline in April
May 21, 2021
HELENA, Mont. – Montana’s unemployment rate declined from 3.8% in March to 3.7% in April. The unemployment rate for the U.S. was 6.1% for the month. “Montana’s economic . . .
Changes to UI Benefits & Eligibility
May 05, 2021
Important Notice: Changes to Federal UI Programs and Eligibility Requirements Montana’s Department of Labor & Industry will be making changes to several pandemic-related unemployment programs in the . . .
Montana to Launch Return-to-Work Bonuses, Return to Pre-pandemic Unemployment Program to Address Workforce Shortage
May 04, 2021
HELENA, Mont. – Governor Greg Gianforte today announced two measures to address the state’s severe workforce shortage and incentivize Montanans to reenter the labor force. The State of . . .
Apply for PUA
April 30, 2021
Self Employed, Contractors, and other individuals may qualify for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA). The user-friendly application can be accessed by going to mtpua.mt.gov and clicking on . . .
Whitefish Credit Union, Mann Mortgage, and Sliters Lumber and Building Supply Chosen as Flathead Job Service Employment Council’s (JSEC) 2021 Employers of Choice
April 23, 2021
KALISPELL, MT –  Three Flathead-area businesses – Whitefish Credit, Mann Mortgage, and Sliters Lumber and Building Supply – have been chosen as the 2021 Flathead Job Service . . .
Montana’s Unemployment Rate Falls to 3.8% in March
March 18, 2021
HELENA, Mont. – Montana’s unemployment rate declined in March to 3.8%, the state’s third consecutive month of lower unemployment rates. Nationwide, the unemployment rate was 6.0% in . . .
DLI mails 1099-G tax forms to claimants
February 21, 2021
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today announced that 1099-G forms have been mailed to all 2020 Unemployment Insurance benefit recipients. DLI sends 1099-G forms to individuals who received . . .
Job Service Great Falls education program partnership receives national recognition
February 18, 2021
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today announced that the Connections 101 program has been recognized as an innovative practice in adult education by the U.S. Department of Education’s . . .
Governor Gianforte Issues New Directives, Executive Order
February 12, 2021
HELENA, Mont. – Governor Greg Gianforte this morning issued two new directives and an executive order. The first directive rescinds and replaces all prior directives implementing Executive Order 2-2021, . . .
DLI releases January 2021 UI payment total
February 04, 2021
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today announced that $66.8 million in Unemployment Insurance (UI) payments were issued over the month of January 2021, providing benefits to eligible Montanans. . . .
UI waiting week to be reinstated in Montana
January 29, 2021
HELENA – The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today announced that the one-week waiting period for Unemployment Insurance (UI) claimants will be reinstated, effective Sunday, January 31, . . .
Montana’s Unemployment Rate Drops in December
January 28, 2021
Montana’s unemployment rate declined to 4.4% in December, down from 4.6% in November. Montana’s rate remains lower than the national rate of 6.7% in December. “While we’re . . .
DLI warns Montanans of text message scam
January 22, 2021
HELENA – The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today is warning Montanans of a widespread text message scam that masquerades as a message from the Department.  At this time, it . . .
UI benefits for the week of January 11 through January 15
January 20, 2021
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today announced that $20 million in Unemployment Insurance (UI) payments were issued the week of January 11 through January 15, providing benefits to eligible . . .
DLI finishes UI stimulus program extensions, is participating in MEUC program
January 12, 2021
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today announced that Montana has begun paying out Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits under the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance and Pandemic Emergency . . .
DLI issues approximately $12M in UI benefits for the week of January 4 through January 8
January 12, 2021
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today announced that just under $12 million in Unemployment Insurance (UI) payments were issued the week of January 4 through January 8, providing benefits to . . .
DLI Announces Become an Alum Partnership with Helena College
January 11, 2021
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today announced that the Become an Alum (BAA) program has expanded to partner with Helena College. BAA program staff work with former students who left school . . .
DLI Begins Paying Federal $300 Stimulus Benefit
January 07, 2021
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today announced that Montana has begun paying the additional $300 Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefit established through the passage of the federal Continued . . .
DLI issues $7.6M in UI benefits for the week of December 28 through January 1
January 04, 2021
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today announced that $7.6M in Unemployment Insurance (UI) payments were issued the week of December 28 through January 1, providing benefits to eligible . . .
Montana minimum wage increasing to $8.75 in 2021
December 30, 2020
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today is reminding Montanans that workers earning minimum wage will see the rate increase to $8.75 per hour beginning January 1, 2021. An estimated 8,000 to . . .
DLI awaits federal guidance on UI changes under newly passed stimulus bill
December 28, 2020
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) is awaiting guidance from the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) to distribute additional stimulus unemployment funds and implement program extensions and changes . . .
DLI issues $10.6M in UI benefits for the week of December 21 through December 25
December 28, 2020
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today announced that $10.6M in Unemployment Insurance (UI) payments were issued the week of December 21 through December 25, providing benefits to eligible . . .
DLI Announces Become an Alum Partnership with Flathead Valley Community College
December 22, 2020
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today announced that the Become an Alum (BAA) program has expanded to partner with Flathead Valley Community College (FVCC). “We have a team ready to . . .
DLI issues $12.8M in UI benefits for the week of December 14 through December 18
December 22, 2020
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today announced that $12.8M in Unemployment Insurance (UI) payments were issued the week of December 14 through December 18, providing benefits to eligible . . .
DLI releases 2019 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries in Montana
December 21, 2020
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today released the annual Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries. Montana experienced 38 work-related fatal injuries in 2019, an increase from 28 in 2018. . . .
DLI surpasses $1B in unemployment benefits to Montanans since the start of pandemic
December 20, 2020
Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) Acting Commissioner Brenda Nordlund announced today that the agency has distributed over $1 billion in Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits to over 107,000 Montanans . . .
Governor Bullock Announces Montana’s Unemployment Rate Decreased to 4.9% in November
December 18, 2020
Governor Steve Bullock today announced Montana’s unemployment rate continued to decline to 4.9% in November, down from 5.0% in October. Montana’s rate remains lower than the national rate of . . .
DLI Announces Become an Alum Partnership with MSU Billings
December 17, 2020
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today announced that the Become an Alum (BAA) program has expanded to partner with Montana State University Billings (MSU Billings) and City College at MSU . . .
JMG Announces Student Logo Awards; Highlights Exceptional Student Achievement
December 16, 2020
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today announced that Paris Gibson Education Center in Great Falls is the winner of the Jobs for Montana’s Graduates (JMG) annual student logo . . .
DLI issues $12.8M in UI benefits for the week of December 7 through December 11
December 14, 2020
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today announced that $12.8M in Unemployment Insurance (UI) payments were issued the week of December 7 through December 11, providing benefits to eligible . . .
DLI Names Technology Services Division Administrator
December 14, 2020
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) has hired IT expert Amber Dow as the next Administrator for the Department’s Technology Services Division. Dow joins DLI after 12 years of managing IT . . .
DLI issues $12.8M in UI benefits for the week of December 7 through December 11
December 14, 2020
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today announced that $12.8M in Unemployment Insurance (UI) payments were issued the week of December 7 through December 11, providing benefits to eligible . . .
DLI issues $12.5M in UI benefits for the week of November 30 through December 4
December 08, 2020
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today announced that just under 40,000 Unemployment Insurance (UI) payments totaling over $12.5M were issued the week of November 30 through December 4, . . .
DLI begins issuing extra $200 benefit to unemployed Montanans affected by COVID-19
December 02, 2020
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today announced that Montana has begun paying an additional $200 weekly benefit to unemployed Montanans impacted by COVID-19. Last month, Governor Steve . . .
DLI issues 20,000 UI payments for the week of November 23 through November 27
December 02, 2020
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today announced that over 20,000 Unemployment Insurance (UI) payments totaling approximately $8.5M were issued the week of November 23 through November 27, . . .
DLI issues 20,000 UI payments for the week of November 23 through November 27
December 02, 2020
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today announced that over 20,000 Unemployment Insurance (UI) payments totaling approximately $8.5M were issued the week of November 23 through November 27, . . .
DLI issues 20,500 UI payments for the week of November 16 through November 20
November 23, 2020
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today announced that 20,500 Unemployment Insurance (UI) payments totaling over $9M were issued the week of November 16 through November 20, providing benefits to . . .
Governor Bullock Announces Montana’s Unemployment Rate Decreases to 4.9% in October
November 20, 2020
MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced that Montana’s unemployment rate declined to 4.9% in October, down from 5.4% in September, due to strong job growth over the . . .
Governor Bullock Announces Additional $200 Payment for Unemployed Montanans
November 19, 2020
MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock this week announced the launch of the Interim Pandemic Assistance program, directing the Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) to issue an extra $200 weekly . . .
Governor Bullock Announces New Public Health Measures to Curb COVID-19 Cases
November 17, 2020
Governor Steve Bullock today announced new public health measures to limit capacity in bars, restaurants, breweries, distilleries, and casinos, to limit public gatherings to 25 individuals where social distancing . . .
DLI issues 20,000 UI payments for the week of November 9 through November 13
November 16, 2020
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today announced that just under 20,000 Unemployment Insurance (UI) payments totaling over $8M were issued the week of November 9 through November 13, providing . . .
DLI Celebrates National Apprenticeship Week, Presents Awards to Education Partners
November 12, 2020
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry today presented awards to two outstanding apprenticeship partners to recognize National Registered Apprenticeship Week from November 8 through 14. Lorren . . .
DLI issues 19,500 UI payments for the week of November 2 through November 6
November 09, 2020
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today announced that 19,500 Unemployment Insurance (UI) payments totaling over $7M were issued the week of November 2 through November 6, providing benefits to . . .
DLI highlights Kids’ Chance Awareness Week
November 09, 2020
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry is recognizing Kids’ Chance Awareness Week from November 9 through 13. DLI honors the effect Kids’ Chance of Montana has providing educational . . .
DLI releases 2019 Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses
November 05, 2020
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today released the annual Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses. Employers in Montana reported a total of 13,700 recordable Occupational Safety and . . .
Governor Bullock Highlights 2020 Open Enrollment, Resources to Access Quality, Affordable Health Coverage
November 04, 2020
Governor Steve Bullock today highlighted the beginning of the 2020 Open Enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act and promotion and outreach efforts to ensure Montanans have quality and affordable health . . .
DLI issues 20,000 UI payments for the week of October 26 through October 30
November 04, 2020
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today announced that 20,000 Unemployment Insurance (UI) payments totaling over $7.5M were issued the week of October 26 through October 30, providing benefits to . . .
Governor Bullock Announces 13,000 Small Businesses Now Supported Through Targeted Relief Programs
October 29, 2020
Nearly 13,000 small Montana businesses in every corner of the state have now received support through Governor Steve Bullock’s Business Stabilization and Business Adaptation grant programs, he announced . . .
Commerce Department Launches Program to Provide Legal Assistance for Montanans Facing Pandemic-Related Evictions
October 27, 2020
The Montana Department of Commerce announced Tuesday a new partnership with the Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA) to form the Montana Eviction Intervention Project, a new program that will provide civil . . .
DLI issues nearly 20,000 UI payments for the week of October 19 through October 23
October 26, 2020
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today announced that nearly 20,000 Unemployment Insurance (UI) payments totaling just under $8M were issued the week of October 19 through October 23, providing . . .
Governor Bullock Announces Consumer Complaint Form to Notify Public Health Officials of COVID-19 Violations
October 26, 2020
Governor Steve Bullock today announced the public can now notify health officials of violations of COVID-19 directives by using the Consumer Complaint Form used to report food borne illnesses and other public . . .
Governor Bullock Announces More than $1 Million in Business Development Funding to Create up to 136 Montana Jobs, Train New Workers
October 23, 2020
Governor Steve Bullock today announced $1,050,260 in business development funding through the Montana Department of Commerce to support the creation of up to 136 jobs and train new workers at eight growing . . .
Governor Bullock Visits Missoula College to Highlight the Role of Apprenticeship in Economic Recovery, Releases Annual Report
October 21, 2020
Governor Steve Bullock today released the 2020 Montana Registered Apprenticeship Data Report during a visit to the Missoula College Carpentry Shop to highlight how apprenticeship has consistently played a . . .
Governor Bullock Announces Montana’s Unemployment Rate Drops to 5.3% in September
October 20, 2020
Governor Steve Bullock today announced that Montana’s unemployment rate returned to a near-normal level of 5.3 percent in September after dropping from 5.6 percent in August. Economists typically consider . . .
DLI issues 21,000 UI payments for the week of October 5 through October 9
October 13, 2020
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today announced that 21,000 Unemployment Insurance (UI) payments totaling $8M were issued the week of October 5 through October 9, providing benefits to eligible . . .
Governor Bullock Announces Montana’s Minimum Wage for 2021
October 09, 2020
Governor Steve Bullock today announced Montanans earning minimum wage will see the rate increase to $8.75 per hour beginning January 1, 2021. "By tying the minimum wage to inflation, we can ensure Montanans . . .
Governor Bullock Directs $200M in Coronavirus Relief Funds to Boost UI Trust Fund, Lower Fees for Montana Businesses
October 07, 2020
Governor Steve Bullock today announced he is directing $200 million in state Coronavirus Relief Funds to effectively double the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund and prevent the thousands of Montana businesses who . . .
DLI issues 22,000 UI payments for the week of September 28 through October 2
October 06, 2020
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today announced that almost 22,000 Unemployment Insurance (UI) payments totaling over $8M were issued the week of September 28 through October 2, providing . . .
Governor Bullock Highlights Critical Infrastructure Investments as 70 Construction Projects Begin Across Montana
October 05, 2020
Governor Steve Bullock today visited critical infrastructure projects to improve the Lockwood Sewer and Water District and the early construction of the Yellowstone River Bridge segment of the Billings Bypass to . . .
DLI issues $10M in UI payments for the week of September 21 through September 25
September 28, 2020
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today announced that 24,000 Unemployment Insurance (UI) payments totaling $10M were issued the week of September 21 through September 25, providing benefits to . . .
DLI issues total of $64M in LWA payments to Montanans
September 25, 2020
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) announced today that the agency issued a total of $64M in Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) payments to Montanans impacted by COVID-19 at the completion of the . . .
DLI alerts Montanans of new UI fraud scheme, urges protection of personal information
September 23, 2020
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today alerts Montanans to a recent development in nationwide fraud schemes targeting unemployment insurance programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. . . .
Governor Bullock Announces Montana Ranks 6th in Nation on Fastest COVID-19 Job Recovery
September 22, 2020
Governor Steve Bullock today announced Montana ranks 6th in the nation on employment performance since the pre-COVID-19 recession peak and emphasized the need for a healthy workforce to have a healthy economy as . . .
DLI issues over $10.5M in UI payments for the week of September 14 through September 18
September 22, 2020
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today announced that 27,311 Unemployment Insurance (UI) payments totaling over $10.5M were issued the week of September 14 through September 18, providing . . .
Montana Taxable Wage Base Released for 2021
September 21, 2020
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry today announced that the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Taxable Wage Base for 2021 will be $35,300, an increase of $1,200 from 2020. Montana’s taxable wage . . .
Governor Bullock Announces Jobs for Montana’s Graduates Receives National Performance Award
September 18, 2020
Governor Steve Bullock today announced that Jobs for Montana’s Graduates received its fourteenth “5-of-5” award, showing the state program continues to provide superior services to . . .
Governor Bullock Announces Montana’s Unemployment Rate Declines to 5.6% in August
September 18, 2020
MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced Montana’s unemployment rate continued its downward trend in August, dropping by 0.9 percentage points to 5.6%. Montana’s unemployment . . .
Governor Bullock Presents Report Affirming Business and Employer Benefits of Medicaid Expansion
September 15, 2020
Governor Steve Bullock today presented an updated report affirming that Medicaid expansion has been beneficial to businesses, workers, and the Montana economy, and supports efforts to maintain a healthy and safe . . .
DLI issues over $20M in UI payments for the week of September 7 through September 11
September 15, 2020
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today announced that almost 54,000 Unemployment Insurance (UI) payments totaling over $20M were issued the week of September 7 through September 11, providing . . .
Governor Bullock Pivots Innovate Montana Symposium to Online Business Success Platform
September 11, 2020
MONTANA – Governor Bullock today announced that the long-running Innovate Montana Symposium will this year pivot to an online video portal intended to help businesses with economic recovery during the . . .
$400 Lost Wages Program Ending; Total payments estimated at $59M
September 09, 2020
HELENA – The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today was informed in a call with the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that FEMA will not . . .
DLI issues almost $27M in UI payments issued for the week of August 31 through September 4
September 09, 2020
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today announced that nearly 51,000 Unemployment Insurance (UI) payments totaling almost $27M were issued the week of August 31 through September 4, providing . . .
Governor Bullock Discusses Apprenticeship, Economic Recovery with Butte Plumbers and Pipefitters
September 08, 2020
BUTTE – Governor Steve Bullock today visited the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union #41 Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee to discuss how apprenticeship has continued safely during the pandemic . . .
DLI issues $42M in UI payments issued for the week of August 24 through August 28
August 31, 2020
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today announced that nearly 54,000 Unemployment Insurance (UI) payments totaling over $42M were issued the week of August 24 through August 28, providing . . .
Governor Bullock Announces Montana is Now Issuing Additional $400 Weekly Benefit to Unemployed Montanans
August 27, 2020
MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced the Montana Department of Labor & Industry is now issuing the $400 weekly payment through the Lost Wages Assistance Program for Montanans filing for . . .
Over 27,500 UI payments issued for the week of August 17 through August 21
August 25, 2020
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today announced that over 27,500 Unemployment Insurance (UI) payments totaling almost $11M were issued over the week of August 17 through August 21, providing . . .
Governor Bullock Announces Montana’s Unemployment Rate Drops to 6.4% in July
August 21, 2020
Governor Steve Bullock today announced Montana’s unemployment rate decreased for the third straight month, dropping by 0.8 percentage points to 6.4% in July. Montana’s unemployment rate is 3.8 . . .
Montana’s application for “Lost Wage Assistance” funds approved
August 20, 2020
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today announced that the United States Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) has approved Montana’s application for the Lost Wages . . .
Over 28,000 UI payments issued for the week of August 10 through August 14
August 18, 2020
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today announced that over 28,000 Unemployment Insurance (UI) payments totaling over $11M were issued over the week of August 10 through August 14, providing . . .
DLI applies for “Lost Wage Assistance” UI funds
August 17, 2020
HELENA – The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) announced today it has applied for the Lost Wages Assistance Payments grant through the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA). . . .
DLI extends UI work search waiver
August 14, 2020
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry today announced the extension of the work search waiver for Unemployment Insurance (UI) claimants in Montana. Yesterday, DLI issued a scheduled email to claimants . . .
Governor Bullock Announces $10 Million to Provide Long Term Viability for Live Entertainment Industry
August 13, 2020
Governor Steve Bullock today announced he will direct $10 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds to create the Live Entertainment Grant Program to provide long term viability for the live entertainment industry. . . .
Apply Now for Part-time Jobs with the U.S. Census Bureau
August 10, 2020
The Montana Department of Commerce and the Department of Labor & Industry are encouraging Montanans to apply now for temporary, part-time jobs with the U.S. Census Bureau to help Montana get an accurate count . . .
DLI issues over $17.5M in UI payments for the week of August 3 through August 7
August 10, 2020
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today announced that over 35,000 Unemployment Insurance (UI) payments totaling over $17.5M were issued over the week of August 3 through August 7, providing . . .
DLI to host Employer Town Hall on workplace safety considerations during COVID-19
August 04, 2020
On Wednesday, August 5, at noon, the Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) will host a virtual Employer Town Hall on public health and workplace safety considerations for Montana employers with limited . . .
Governor Bullock, Lt. Governor Cooney Urge U.S. Census Bureau to Uphold Commitment to a Complete Count Following COVID-19 Disruptions
August 04, 2020
Governor Steve Bullock and Lt. Governor Mike Cooney today sent a letter urging the U.S. Census Bureau to continue 2020 Census operations through its extended deadline of October 31 to get an accurate count for . . .
DLI issues over $40M in UI payments for the week of July 27 through July 31
August 03, 2020
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today announced that over 41,000 Unemployment Insurance (UI) payments totaling over $40M were issued over the week of July 27 through July 31, providing benefits . . .
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August 02, 2020
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DLI to host Employer Town Hall on COVID-19 workplace safety
July 28, 2020
On Wednesday, July 29, at noon, the Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) will host a virtual Employer Town Hall on public health and workplace safety considerations for public-facing Montana businesses . . .
DLI issues over $41M in UI payments for the week of July 20 through July 24
July 27, 2020
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today announced that over 42,000 Unemployment Insurance (UI) payments totaling over $41M were issued over the week of July 20 through July 24, providing benefits . . .
Lt. Governor Mike Cooney to Visit First Choice Home Health Care Apprenticeship Program
July 27, 2020
BOZEMAN – On Tuesday, July 28, Lt. Governor Mike Cooney will visit First Choice Home Health Care to hear about the agency’s plans to build their apprenticeship offerings, including an effort to . . .
DLI issues approximately $43M in UI payments for the week of July 13 through July 17
July 20, 2020
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today announced that over 42,000 Unemployment Insurance (UI) payments totaling approximately $43M were issued over the week of July 13 through July 17, providing . . .
Governor Bullock Announces Montana’s Unemployment Rate Drops to 7.1% in June
July 17, 2020
Governor Steve Bullock today announced Montana’s unemployment rate dropped 1.9 percentage points to 7.1% in June. Montana’s unemployment rate has steadily improved since April and is well below . . .
Governor Bullock Praises Montana Businesses for Stepping up in Producing PPE to Respond to COVID-19 Pandemic
July 16, 2020
Governor Steve Bullock today praised Montana companies for pivoting their normal operations to produce cloth face masks, 3D-printed face masks, face shields, surgical gowns and hand sanitizer, and reminded . . .
Additional $600 Unemployment Benefit Ends July 25; Other CARES Act Benefits Continue through December
July 15, 2020
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry today reminds Montanans that the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) program ends the week of July 25, 2020. Established through the passage of the . . .
Governor Bullock Issues Directive Requiring Face Coverings in Certain Indoor Spaces and Outdoor Gatherings to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19
July 15, 2020
Governor Steve Bullock today issued a directive requiring face coverings in certain indoor spaces and for certain organized outdoor activities in counties currently experiencing four or more active cases of . . .
DLI issues $44M in UI payments for the week of July 6 through July 10
July 13, 2020
HELENA- The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today announced that over 44,000 Unemployment Insurance (UI) payments totaling over $44M were issued over the week of July 6 through July 10, providing . . .
DLI issues approximately $45M in UI payments for the week of June 29 through July 3
July 06, 2020
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today announced that over 43,000 Unemployment Insurance (UI) payments totaling approximately $45M were issued over the week of June 29 through July 3, providing . . .
Expanded Unemployment Benefits Now Available to Eligible Montanans
July 01, 2020
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) announced today that Montana is offering Extended Benefits for eligible individuals who exhaust their previous Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits. Under . . .
DLI issues almost $47M in UI payments for the week of June 22 through June 26
June 30, 2020
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today announced that just under $47M in Unemployment Insurance (UI) payments were issued over the week of June 22 through June 26, providing benefits to . . .
Three Montana businesses selected for 2020 MSEC Employers’ Choice Award
June 23, 2020
The Montana State Employers’ Council (MSEC) is pleased to announce the selection of three Montana businesses for the MSEC 2020 Employer of Choice Award. Anderson ZurMuehlen, Submittable, and Bridgercare . . .
DLI issues over $47M in UI payments for the week of June 15 through June 19
June 22, 2020
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today announced that approximately 46,000 Unemployment Insurance (UI) payments totaling over $47M were issued over the week of June 15 through June 19, providing . . .
Governor Bullock Announces Montana’s Unemployment Rate Declines to 9.0% in May
June 22, 2020
Governor Steve Bullock today announced Montana’s unemployment rate improved considerably in May due to strong job growth dropping 2.9 percentage points to 9.0%. In April, the Montana unemployment rate was . . .
Governor Bullock Announces New Loan Deferment Program for Montana Businesses
June 18, 2020
Governor Steve Bullock today announced the creation of a loan deferment program to assist Montana businesses impacted by COVID-19. The Montana Loan Deferment Program will allow businesses and other entities to . . .
DLI issues over $49M in UI payments for the week of June 8 through June 12
June 15, 2020
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today announced that over 46,000 Unemployment Insurance (UI) payments totaling over $49M were issued over the week of June 8 through June 12, providing benefits . . .
DLI prevents millions in fraudulent UI payments, bolsters fraud detection, prevention
June 11, 2020
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today announced that the agency has prevented over $220M in fraudulent Unemployment Insurance (UI) payments since April 28. DLI has begun implementing . . .
DLI issues approximately $50M in UI payments for the week of June 1 through June 5
June 08, 2020
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today announced that over 47,000 Unemployment Insurance (UI) payments totaling approximately $50M were issued over the week of June 1 through June 5, providing . . .
Governor Bullock Announces Support for Local Meat Processors, Small Businesses and Local Governments Across Montana
June 04, 2020
Governor Steve Bullock today announced funding through the federal CARES Act will be used to boost in-state processing and storage capacity for local meat processors, to provide additional financial assistance for . . .
DLI issues over $48M in UI payments for the week of May 25 through May 29
June 01, 2020
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today announced that over 49,000 Unemployment Insurance (UI) payments totaling over $48M were issued over the week of May 25 through May 29, providing benefits . . .
Governor Bullock Announces Additional Support for Destination Communities and Small Businesses Heading into Phase 2
May 28, 2020
Governor Steve Bullock today announced further efforts to protect communities heading into Phase Two of the Reopening the Big Sky Plan on June 1, including additional resources for community testing and contact . . .
DLI highlights resources available to Montana businesses impacted by COVID-19
May 28, 2020
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today is highlighting state resources available for Montana businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19. “We know many Montana businesses are . . .
Registered Apprenticeship sponsor named Montana’s Young Entrepreneur-Owned Small Business of 2020
May 27, 2020
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today commended Montana Registered Apprenticeship program sponsor Hybrid Steel Design for being named Montana’s Young Entrepreneur-Owned Small Business . . .
DLI issues over $56M in UI payments for the week of May 18 through May 22
May 26, 2020
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today announced that over 52,000 Unemployment Insurance (UI) payments totaling over $56M were issued over the week of May 18 through May 22, providing benefits . . .
Governor Bullock Announces Montana’s Unemployment Rate at 11.3% in April
May 22, 2020
Governor Steve Bullock today announced Montana’s unemployment rate was at 11.3% in April due to impacts created by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Montana unemployment rate remains below the national rate of . . .
DLI highlights resources available to UI Claimants impacted by COVID-19
May 20, 2020
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today is highlighting state resources available for Montanans that have filed for UI benefits due to COVID-19 impacts. “Over the last nine weeks, DLI . . .
Governor Bullock Announces Montana to Enter Phase Two of Reopening Plan on June 1st
May 19, 2020
Governor Steve Bullock today announced the state will move to Phase Two of the Reopening the Big Sky plan and will lift the 14-day out-of-state travel quarantine beginning June 1 as Montana continues to have the . . .
Bozeman JSEC selects three local businesses for Employer of Choice Award
May 19, 2020
The Bozeman Job Service Employer’s Committee (JSEC) is pleased to announce the selection of three businesses for the Bozeman JSEC 2020 Employer of Choice Award. Bozeman businesses Coffman Engineers, ERA . . .
DLI issues over $55M in UI payments for the week of May 11 through May 15
May 19, 2020
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today announced that over 53,000 Unemployment Insurance (UI) payments totaling over $55M were issued over the week of May 11 through May 15, providing benefits . . .
DLI urges Montanans to exercise caution to protect personal information from UI fraudsters
May 15, 2020
HELENA – The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today advised Montanans to protect their personal information in response to an increase in reported criminal activity regarding Unemployment . . .
DLI celebrates 10 years of SafetyFestMT at virtual Miles City event
May 12, 2020
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today celebrated 10 years of providing free safety training to Montanans at a virtual Miles City SafetyFestMT event. “SafetyFestMT is one of the . . .
DLI issues approximately $60M in UI payments for the week of May 4 through May 8
May 11, 2020
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today announced that over 55,000 Unemployment Insurance (UI) payments totaling approximately $60M were issued over the week of May 4 through May 8, providing . . .
Governor Bullock Announces Additional Phase One Guidelines to Include Gyms, Movie Theaters, and Museums
May 07, 2020
Governor Steve Bullock today announced additional Phase One guidelines that will allow gyms and fitness studios, movie theaters and museums the option to reopen beginning Friday, May 15 as long as they adhere to . . .
DLI provides information to Montanans returning to work
May 07, 2020
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry today is providing information to Montanans returning to work during Phase One of the reopening of Montana’s economy. “We at the Department of . . .
Governor Bullock Announces $10 Million Available for Child Care Facilities in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic
May 06, 2020
Governor Steve Bullock today announced $10 million in federal CARES Act funding is now available to Montana childcare providers to continue serving Montana families with essential workers and assist with efforts to . . .
Governor Bullock Announces $123 Million Available in Emergency Grants
May 05, 2020
Governor Steve Bullock today announced that families, small businesses, non-profits, health services centers and individuals across Montana hardest-hit by impacts of COVID-19 will be eligible to apply for grants . . .
DLI issues over $75M in UI payments for the week of April 27 through May 1
May 04, 2020
HELENA- The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today announced that over 57,000 UI payments totaling over $75M were issued over the week of April 27 through May 1, providing benefits to Montanans . . .
DLI encourages Montana employers to sign up for electronic UI information system to ensure secure data transfer
April 30, 2020
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) is encouraging Montana employers to sign up for the State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES) to receive next-day Unemployment Insurance (UI) claims-related . . .
DLI issues over $45M in UI payments for the week of April 20 through 24
April 27, 2020
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today announced that over 45,000 UI payments totaling over $45M were issued over the week of April 20 through 24, providing benefits to Montanans impacted by . . .
DLI assists Montanans returning to work as state economy begins phased reopening
April 24, 2020
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) is supporting Montanans returning to work, job-seekers, and those looking for career training opportunities as Montana moves into a gradual and phased reopening, . . .
Governor Bullock Announces Plan to Begin Phased Reopening of Montana
April 22, 2020
Governor Steve Bullock today announced a gradual and phased reopening of the state beginning Sunday for individuals, and extending to businesses on Monday. “There are very few states in the country that . . .
DLI launches new web portal, begins processing UI claims for self-employed Montanans
April 22, 2020
Montana Department of Labor & Industry Commissioner Brenda Nordlund today announced Montana's self-employed, independent contractors, gig workers, and others not eligible for regular Unemployment Insurance (UI) . . .
DLI to begin processing UI claims for self-employed Montanans
April 21, 2020
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry today announced Montana's self-employed, independent contractors, gig workers, and others not eligible for regular Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits can begin . . .
DLI issues over $62M in UI payments for the week of April 13 through 17
April 20, 2020
HELENA – The Montana Department of Labor & Industry today announced that over 74,000 UI payments totaling over $62M were issued over the week of April 13 through 17, providing benefits to Montanans . . .
DLI reminds Montanans to protect personal information during UI claims process
April 17, 2020
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) advises those applying for Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits that individuals misrepresenting DLI may capitalize on the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and . . .
Notice of Adoption of Temporary Emergency Rule V for UI
April 15, 2020
http://dli.mt.gov/Portals/57/Documents/24-11-357adp-arm.pdf?ver=2020-04-15-105120-677
DLI Begins Paying Federal $600 Stimulus Benefit
April 14, 2020
HELENA – Montana Department of Labor & Industry Acting Commissioner Brenda Nordlund today announced that Montana has begun paying the additional $600 Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefit established . . .
DLI issues over 35,000 UI payments for the week of April 6 through 10
April 14, 2020
HELENA – The Montana Department of Labor & Industry announced today that over 35,000 UI payments were issued over the week of April 6 through 10, an increase of 44% over the previous week, providing . . .
Weekly DLI UI Summary
April 10, 2020
http://dli.mt.gov/Portals/57/NewsAttachments/040920-Weekly-DLI-Progress-Summary.pdf?ver=2020-04-10-091728-050
DLI announces cancellation of Helena Assistance for Business Clinic
April 08, 2020
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) has announced the cancellation of the Helena Assistance for Business Clinic as part of the implementation of safety precautions to protect against the spread of . . .
Governor Bullock Extends Directives Issued to Respond to COVID-19 Pandemic
April 07, 2020
MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today extended through April 24 Directives he issued to protect Montanans from COVID-19 by slowing the spread of the virus in Montana. The Directives were set to expire on . . .
DLI issues over 24,000 UI payments for the week of March 29 through April 5
April 07, 2020
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today announced that over 24,000 UI payments were issued over the week of March 29 through April 5, providing benefits to Montanans impacted by COVID-19. Over . . .
DLI issues over 35,000 payments to Montanans, makes staff adjustments to account for increase in UI calls
April 02, 2020
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry today announced that over 35,000 Unemployment Insurance (UI) payments were distributed from March 23 through April 1, providing benefits to Montanans that have lost . . .
Governor Bullock Announces Consumer Protections to Lessen Financial Hardships on Montanans During COVID-19 Pandemic
April 01, 2020
Governor Steve Bullock today announced consumer protections to lessen the economic impacts on Montanans during the COVID-19 statewide emergency by stopping evictions, foreclosures and cancellation of utility . . .
Governor Bullock Waives CHIP Copays, Authorizes Continued Medicaid Coverage for Low-Income Montanans and Immediate Licensure for Out-of-State Health Care Providers
March 28, 2020
MONTANA -- Governor Steve Bullock today announced measures to waive out-of-pocket copayments for low-income Montanans covered by Healthy Montana Kids, ensure Montanans covered by Medicaid won’t lose . . .
Governor Bullock Announces Montana’s Unemployment Rate Remains Steady at 3.5% in February
March 27, 2020
MONTANA – Governor Bullock today announced Montana’s unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.5 percent in February, with about 800 jobs added over the month. The U.S. unemployment rate was . . .
Governor Bullock Issues Stay at Home Directive to Slow the Spread of COVID-19
March 27, 2020
MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today issued a Directive requiring Montanans to stay home and temporarily closes all nonessential businesses and operations to curtail the spread of COVID-19. The order, . . .
Governor Bullock Announces Extension of Closures, Mandates Social Distancing
March 24, 2020
MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today issued a directive to extend closures of public schools and dine-in food service and alcoholic beverage businesses through April 10 and mandate social distancing . . .
DLI announces plan to continue services, temporary closure of buildings to public
March 24, 2020
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) has announced the closure of agency buildings to the public to protect the health and safety of our clients and staff during the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) . . .
Governor Bullock Announces Emergency Rules to Streamline Unemployment Benefits for Workers Impacted by COVID-19
March 17, 2020
MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced emergency rules to make unemployment benefits accessible to workers laid off due to COVID-19 and waive the typical one week waiting period before receiving . . .
DLI announces cancellation of Jobs for Montana’s Graduates IGNITE conference
March 17, 2020
HELENA – The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) has announced the cancellation of the Jobs for Montana’s Graduates IGNITE conference as part of the implementation of safety . . .
Montana’s Unemployment Rate Remains Steady at 3.5% in January
March 16, 2020
Montana’s unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.5% in January, with 870 jobs added over the month. “While we don’t yet have an understanding of coronavirus and its economic impact . . .
DLI announces cancellation of Missoula SafetyFest, Helena Building Codes conferences
March 14, 2020
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry has announced the cancellation of two upcoming events as part of the implementation of safety precautions that have been recommended by the Centers for Disease Control . . .
A message to businesses from Gov. Bullock regarding COVID-19
March 12, 2020
To Montana Business Owners and Managers: As business executives, you have a deep connection with your communities, partners, customers, and employees. It’s your businesses, both large and small, that . . .
Governor Bullock Announces New Commissioner of Labor & Industry
March 05, 2020
HELENA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced the appointment of Brenda Nordlund as the acting Commissioner of the Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI). “In addition to a long . . .
Missoula JSEC Employers of Choice named for 2020
February 26, 2020
The Missoula Job Service Employers' Council (JSEC) is pleased to announce the selection of three local businesses for the 2020 Employers of Choice Award.  Each year, Missoula JSEC honors local businesses . . .
Job Service Helena hosts open house, highlights building remodel, services
February 26, 2020
HELENA – Job Service Helena today welcomed business partners and members of the public to their newly remodeled and modernized workforce development center. The remodel, which lasted approximately six . . .
Job Service Employers Committee offers scholarship to Helena-area seniors
January 29, 2020
HELENA – The Job Service Employers Committee (JSEC) is offering a financial scholarship to high school seniors in the Helena and surrounding areas.  The Mike Bullock Memorial Scholarship offers . . .
Montana’s Unemployment Rate Remains Steady at 3.4% in December
January 24, 2020
MONTANA – Montana’s unemployment rate remained at 3.4% in December, with 1,200 jobs added over the month. The U.S. unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.5%. “I am optimistic as we . . .
Task Force Identifies Strategies to Ensure Pay Protections in the Construction Industry
December 23, 2019
The Task Force on Integrity in Wage Reporting and Employee Classification today announced recommendations on how to help reduce and eliminate unlawful misclassification and payroll fraud in the construction . . .
Montana’s Unemployment Rate Remains Steady at 3.4% in November
December 23, 2019
MONTANA – Montana’s unemployment rate remained at 3.4% in November, as both total employment and the labor force grew. The U.S. unemployment rate declined 0.1 percentage points, to . . .
Governor Bullock Announces Changes to the Commissioner of the Montana Department of Labor & Industry
December 20, 2019
Governor Steve Bullock today announced that the Commissioner of the Montana Department of Labor & Industry, Galen Hollenbaugh, will retire on December 31.  “I have deeply appreciated . . .
First Apprentice Receives Brewer Credential as part of Registered Apprenticeship Program
December 20, 2019
HELENA – Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) officials today awarded a certified national credential to Nicholas Balcken, the first apprentice to complete the Professional Brewer . . .
DLI releases 2018 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries in Montana
December 18, 2019
HELENA – Work-related fatalities decreased in Montana over the last year, from 32 in 2017 to 28 in 2018, according to the annual Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, released today by the Montana . . .
Governor Bullock, President Bodnar Host Roundtable to Discuss Workforce Solutions
December 05, 2019
MISSOULA - Governor Steve Bullock and President Seth Bodnar today convened a roundtable with a local employer and a recently reenrolled student to highlight education and training initiatives designed to meet . . .
Governor Bullock Announces Montana’s Unemployment Rate Increases to 3.4% in October
November 19, 2019
MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced that Montana’s unemployment rate increased 0.1 percentage points to 3.4% in October, driven by over 850 new workers entering the labor . . .
DLI, Great Falls School District Welcome Students to Carpentry Program
November 14, 2019
GREAT FALLS – Twenty-six high school students from both Great Falls High School and C.M. Russell High School today signed paperwork to join the largest-ever Pre-Apprenticeship Carpenter Program, offered . . .
Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney Celebrates National Apprenticeship Week, Awards Outstanding Business Sponsors
November 13, 2019
HELENA – Lt. Governor Mike Cooney today recognized exceptional apprenticeship sponsors for their investment in Montana’s workforce as part of National Registered Apprenticeship . . .
DLI releases 2018 Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses
November 12, 2019
HELENA – The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today released the annual Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses. Employers in Montana reported a total of 14,100 Occupational Safety . . .
DLI highlights Kids’ Chance Awareness Week
November 12, 2019
HELENA – The Montana Department of Labor & Industry today recognizes the impact Kids’ Chance of Montana has made across the state providing educational opportunities and scholarships to . . .
Governor Bullock Highlights Growth in Apprenticeship Opportunities During National Apprenticeship Week
November 12, 2019
MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today recognized National Apprenticeship Week by highlighting the growth and success of the state’s apprenticeship program, which has been instrumental in . . .
U.S. Census Bureau to Increase Field Wages for Montana Workers in December
November 08, 2019
HELENA, Mont. – Beginning December 1, the U.S. Census Bureau will increase Census field workers’ pay rates across the country. In Montana, the wages will increase to a starting rate of $17 per . . .
Outstanding Student Leaders Recognized at LEAD Conference
October 29, 2019
HELENA — The Montana Department of Labor & Industry today recognized high school students for their pursuit of academic excellence and leadership development at the Jobs for Montana’s . . .
Lt. Governor Cooney, Departments of Commerce and Labor & Industry Partner to Hire Montana Census Workers
October 21, 2019
MONTANA – Lieutenant Governor Mike Cooney, chairman of the Montana Census Complete Count Committee, today announced that the U.S. Census Bureau aims to hire thousands of Montanans by early next year to . . .
Governor Bullock Announces Montana’s Unemployment Rate Remains at 3.3%
October 18, 2019
MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced that Montana’s unemployment rate remained at 3.3% in September, with no change from the prior month. “As Montana’s . . .
Jobs for Montana’s Graduates Receives $11K for Entrepreneur Hub
October 17, 2019
HELENA — The Montana Department of Labor & Industry announced today that Wells Fargo has donated more than $11,000 to the Jobs for Montana’s Graduates program for use at the Billings Career . . .
Governor Bullock Announces Montana Minimum Wage Increase for 2020
September 30, 2019
MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced Montanans earning minimum wage will see the rate increase to $8.65 per hour beginning January 1, 2020. "This increase ensures Montanans earning the . . .
Montana Taxable Wage Base Released for 2020
September 23, 2019
HELENA — The Montana Department of Labor & Industry announces that the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Taxable Wage Base for 2020 will be $34,100, an increase of $1,100 from 2019. The taxable wage base . . .
Governor Bullock Announces Montana’s Unemployment Rate Falls to 3.3%
September 20, 2019
MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced that Montana’s unemployment rate has reached a 10-year low for the third straight month, decreasing by 0.1 percentage points in August to . . .
Governor Bullock Announces Jobs for Montana’s Graduates Receives 4th Consecutive National Performance Award
September 17, 2019
MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced Jobs for Montana’s Graduates (JMG) received its 4th consecutive “5-of-5 Award” as the program continues to exceed goals in . . .
Executive Officer for the Montana Board of Pharmacy selected for DLI Governor’s Award
September 16, 2019
HELENA — Montana Governor Steve Bullock today presented the 2019 Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Performance to state employees. Executive Officer for the Montana Board of Pharmacy Marcie . . .
Fall Hiring Event brings employment opportunities to Missoula-area job-seekers
September 13, 2019
MISSOULA – On Friday, Sept. 13, Job Service Missoula will host the 2019 Fall Hiring Event at the Southgate Mall in Missoula from noon to 6 p.m. Over 50 Missoula-area employers that are actively searching . . .
Three Bozeman businesses selected for 2019 Employers’ Choice Award
September 09, 2019
HELENA — The Montana State Employers’ Council (MSEC) and the Bozeman Job Service Employers’ Committee (JSEC) are pleased to announce the selection of three businesses from Bozeman for . . .
2019 Labor Day Report
September 03, 2019
Apprenticeship program brings training and employment opportunities to Mineral County
August 21, 2019
ST. REGIS - On Tuesday, Aug. 20, Montana Department of Labor & Industry officials visited the Idaho Forest Group St. Regis Mill as 12 apprentices signed paperwork to join the company's first Montana Registered . . .
Governor Bullock Announces Montana's Unemployment Rate Falls to 3.4%
August 20, 2019
Montana- Governor Steve Bullock today announced that Montana's unemployment rate has reached a 10-year low for the second straight month, decreasing 0.1 percentage points to 3.4% in July. "Montana's economy . . .
Governor Bullock Announces Montana’s Unemployment Rate Falls to 3.5%
July 19, 2019
MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced that Montana’s unemployment rate has reached an over 10-year low, decreasing 0.1 percentage points to 3.5% in the month of . . .
Commissioner Hollenbaugh Announces $150,000 in Apprenticeship Grants
March 25, 2019
Grants will support businesses and industry partners in developing apprenticeship programs and create meaningful careers for Montana workers Commissioner Galen Hollenbaugh today announced the Montana Registered . . .
Hire Vets Medallion Program
February 12, 2019
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Federal Government Shutdown
January 14, 2019
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Jobs for Montana’s Graduates Receives National Performance Award
December 04, 2018
MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced Jobs for Montana’s Graduates received its third consecutive “5 of 5 Award” signifying the program is critical in serving . . .
Governor Bullock Announces Montana’s Unemployment Rate at 3.7%
November 16, 2018
MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced that Montana’s unemployment rate is at 3.7%, ticking up slightly for the month of November, despite the state gaining roughly 800 jobs over the . . .
Governor Bullock Announces Montana’s Minimum Wage to Increase
September 28, 2018
MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced Montanans earning minimum wage will see the rate increase to $8.50 per hour beginning January 1, 2019. “Every Montanan who works hard should . . .
Governor Bullock Announces Montana’s Unemployment Rate Falls to 3.6%
September 21, 2018
MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced that Montana’s unemployment rate dropped for the fifth straight month, down to 3.6% for the month of August. The U.S. unemployment rate remained . . .
Governor Bullock Presents 2018 Labor Day Report
September 04, 2018
MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock, along with Lt. Governor Mike Cooney and Montana Department of Labor & Industry Commissioner Galen Hollenbaugh, today presented the 2018 Labor Day Report to . . .
Governor Bullock Announces Montana’s Unemployment Rate Falls to 3.7%
August 20, 2018
MONTANA – Montana’s unemployment rate dropped again for the third straight month, down to 3.7% for the month of July. The U.S. unemployment rate was at 3.9% in July. "With Montana’s . . .
Governor Bullock Announces Montana’s Unemployment Rate Falls to 3.8%
July 23, 2018
MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced Montana’s unemployment rate dropped again for the second straight month, down to 3.8% for the month of June. The U.S. unemployment rate rose to . . .
Governor Bullock Announces Montana’s Unemployment Rate Falls to 3.9%
June 15, 2018
MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced Montana’s unemployment rate dropped slightly to 3.9% for the month of May. The U.S. unemployment rate was at 3.8% in . . .
June is Safety Month for Montana's Workforce
June 12, 2018
MONTANA There has never been a better time to be a worker in Montana, and with training and education you safely become or do anything you want. Whether it is the construction crew building housing or the nurse . . .
Governor Bullock Announces Montana’s Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.0%
May 21, 2018
MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced Montana’s unemployment rate dropped slightly to 4.0% for the month of April. The U.S. unemployment rate also fell to 3.9%. More Montanans have . . .
Governor Bullock Announces Opportunities for Colstrip and Regional Coal-Impacted Workers
May 18, 2018
MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced that the State of Montana has awarded nearly $1 million in federal POWER grant awards to assist the community of Colstrip with workforce planning and . . .
Governor Bullock Announces Montana’s Unemployment Rate Stable
April 20, 2018
MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced Montana’s unemployment rate remained stable at 4.1% for the month of March. The U.S. unemployment rate also remained at 4.1%. Montana's economy . . .
Governor Bullock Announces Montana’s Unemployment Rate at 4.1%
April 04, 2018
MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced that Montana’s unemployment rate remained level at 4.1% for the month of February. The U.S. unemployment rate also remained at 4.1%. I'm excited . . .
State Board of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists Recogized for Supporting Montana's Workforce
March 15, 2018
HELENA, Mont.-The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (MTDLI) announced today the Montana Speech-Language-Hearing Association (MSHA) has recognized the Montana Board of Speech-Language Pathologists and . . .
Governor Bullock Announces Montana’s Unemployment Rate at 4.1%
March 12, 2018
MONTANA – Montana’s unemployment rate remained level at 4.1% for the month of January. The U.S. unemployment rate also remained at 4.1%. “Montana’s economy remains strong . . .
Can Apprenticeships Train the Workforce of the Future? States Hope So.
February 28, 2018
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Governor Bullock Recognizes Montana’s First Apprenticeship Program in the Manufacturing Industry
February 02, 2018
MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today visited West Paw Design’s manufacturing facility in Bozeman to recognize the company’s new apprenticeship program aimed at training workers to . . .
Governor Bullock Announces Montana’s Unemployment Rate at 4.1% with Second Fastest Payroll Employment Growth
January 23, 2018
MONTANA – Montana’s unemployment rate moved to 4.1% for the month of December, ticking up slightly to end 2017 despite strong payroll employment gains at the second fastest in the nation. The . . .
2016 Montana Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries
January 09, 2018
http://dli.mt.gov/Portals/57/NewsAttachments/CFOI-2016-Accessible.pdf?ver=2018-01-09-115422-270
Department of Labor & Industry Epidemiologist Recognized for Advancing Nursing Workforce
January 04, 2018
HELENA, Mont.-The Montana Department of Labor & Industry today announced the Montana Nurses Association (MNA) has recognized Julia Brennan with the Barbara Booher Friend of Nursing award. According to the . . .
Governor Bullock announces Montana unemployment rate steady in 2017
December 22, 2017
MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced Montana’s unemployment rate was 4.0% for the month of November, maintaining the same relative level for most of 2017. The U.S. unemployment rate . . .
Incumbent Worker Training Program Seeks Grant Applications
December 19, 2017
HELENA, Mont-The Incumbent Worker Training program of the Montana Department of Labor & Industry will open its process to award workforce development grants for small businesses beginning January 2, 2018. . . .
Montana Occupational Injuries and Illnesses 2016
November 30, 2017
Governor Bullock Announces Montana’s Unemployment Remains at Ideal Levels
November 27, 2017
MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced Montana’s unemployment rate remained at 3.9% for the month of October, maintaining the level it has been for most of 2017. The U.S. unemployment . . .
2017 National Apprenticeship Week at Missoula College, Highlight Apprenticeship Programs
November 14, 2017
MISSOULA, Mont.-Surrounded by Missoula business leaders and apprentices, Montana Department of Labor & Industry Commissioner Galen Hollenbaugh, Missoula College Dean Shannon O’Brien, gathered this . . .
2017 National Apprenticeship Week
November 14, 2017
Preliminary Prevailing Wages Rates
November 14, 2017
Preliminary Prevailing Wages Rates
Governor Bullock Announces New Commissioner of the Montana Department of Labor & Industry
October 25, 2017
MONTANA -Montana Governor Steve Bullock today announced he has appointed Galen Hollenbaugh to serve as the Commissioner of the Montana Department of Labor & Industry. "Montana's economy is growing, and we . . .
Dave Cook Honored for Increasing Public Safety Awareness and Education
October 24, 2017
MONTANA-The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (MTDLI) today announced the International Code Council (ICC) has recognized Dave Cook with its Meritorious Service Award. For over fifteen years, Cook has . . .
Governor Bullock Announces September Unemployment Rate Remains at Ideal Levels
October 20, 2017
Montana Businesses Honored with 2017 Governor’s Safety Achievement Awards
October 06, 2017
MONTANA- While Montana continues to make slow but steady progress to improve workforce safety; businesses from across the state received recognition today for their commitment to making workplaces . . .
Governor Bullock Announces Montana's Minimum Wage Increasing January 1, 2018
September 29, 2017
Bozeman to Host Annual State Arbitration and Labor Relations Conference
September 25, 2017
Governor Bullock Launches Effort to Help Businesses and Communities Impacted by Wildfires
September 21, 2017
https://news.mt.gov/governor-bullock-launches-effort-to-help-businesses-and-communities-impacted-by-wildfires
Governor Bullock Announces Montana's Unemployment Rate Remains at Ideal Levels for August
September 20, 2017
Governor Bullock Presents 2017 Labor Day Report
September 05, 2017
http://dli.mt.gov/Portals/57/NewsAttachments/FINAL_Governor%20Bullock%20Presents%202017%20Labor%20Day%20Report%20RELEASE.pdf?ver=2017-09-13-082657-360
Jobs for Montana's Graduates Wins Eleventh 5-for-5 Award
August 24, 2017
http://dli.mt.gov/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=R3rB9ZsfAjo%3d&tabid=4469&portalid=57&mid=37696
Governor Bullock Announces Montana's Unemployment Rate Remains at Ideal Levels
August 24, 2022
http://dli.mt.gov/Portals/57/NewsAttachments/081817%20Governor%20Bullock%20Announces%20Montana%E2%80%99s%20Unemployment%20Rate%20Remains%20at%20Ideal%20Levels%20RELEASE.pdf?ver=2017-09-13-100613-337
June 2017 Unemployment Rate Remains at Ideal Level
August 07, 2017
https://news.mt.gov/governor-bullock-announces-montana-unemployment-rate-remains-at-ideal-level
Rural Healthcare Facilities, MTDLI Launch Innovative LPN Apprenticeship
June 28, 2017
http://dli.mt.gov/Portals/57/NewsAttachments/FINAL_6212017_LPN_Release.pdf?ver=2017-06-28-094123-100
Montana's May Unemployment Rate at 3.9%
June 28, 2017
http://dli.mt.gov/Portals/57/NewsAttachments/FINAL_2017-6-16%20UR%20Press%20Release%20May%202017.pdf?ver=2017-06-28-093734-963
Governor Bullock Announces Launch of Accounting Technician Apprenticeship
June 15, 2017
Governor Bullock Announces Montana's Unemployment Rate at 3.8% for March
April 27, 2017
MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced Montana’s unemployment rate is at 3.8%. The U.S. unemployment rate declined by 0.2 percentage points to 4.5% in March. More Montanans are at . . .
Montana's Unemployment Rate Declines to 3.8% for February
March 28, 2017
MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced Montana’s unemployment rate continued its downward movement in February, declining 0.1 percentage point to 3.8%. The U.S. unemployment rate also . . .
Montana's Unemployment Rates Drops to 3.9% for January 2017
March 15, 2017
MONTANA – Montana Governor Steve Bullock today announced Montana’s unemployment rate dropped 0.1 percentage points in January, down to 3.9%. The U.S. unemployment rate increased by 0.1 . . .
December 2016 Economy at a Glance: The Economic Contribution of Montana's Nonprofits
January 24, 2017
The Economic Contribution of Montana's Nonprofits There are over 2,000 nonprofit establishments throughout Montana. These nonprofits have a wide range of purposes that are ultimately intended to benefit . . .
Montana's Unemployment Rate Shrinks to 4.0% for November
December 20, 2016
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Governor Bullock Announces Unemployment Rate Steady at 4.3% for October
November 22, 2016
https://news.mt.gov/home/governor-bullock-announces-montanas-unemployment-rate-steady-at-43-percent-in-october-2
Workplace Injury and Illness Rates Decline for Third Straight Year
November 14, 2016
HELENA, Mont.-For the third straight year, Montanans workplace safety has improved and injury and illness rates have declined. The annual Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses conducted by the Research . . .
Montana's June Unemployment Rate Remains Steady at 4.2 Percent
July 22, 2016
HELENA, MT – Montana’s unemployment rate remained steady for the month of June at 4.2 percent.  The national unemployment rate increased 0.2 percentage points to 4.9 . . .
Montana's Unemployment Rate Remains Steady at 4.2 Percent
June 17, 2016
HELENA, MT – Montana’s unemployment rate remained steady over the month of May at 4.2 percent.  The U.S. unemployment declined by 0.3 percentage points to 4.7 . . .
Governor Bullock Highlights Montana Rail Link Apprenticeships
May 23, 2016
https://www.kpax.com/story/32018331/governor-highlights-rail-link-apprenticeships
Governor Bullock Announces New Workforce Training Program
February 11, 2016
Workforce Component of Montana HELP Plan Now Available Through Job Service Offices HELENA, Mont. – Today, Governor Steve Bullock was joined by Commissioner of the Montana Department of Labor & . . .
Governor Bullock Discusses High-Wage Jobs in Health Care Industry
February 11, 2016
Bullock Holds Roundtable Discussion on Montana Tech’s New Nursing Program BUTTE, Mont. – Today Governor Steve Bullock was joined by Montana Tech Chancellor Donald Blackketter, Montana . . .
Montana Department of Labor & Industry Refreshes Websites
January 26, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 21, 2016 Contacts:Annette Miller, Research & Analysis Bureau Chief, DLI (406) 444-2741Jake Troyer, Communications Director, DLI (406) 444-1674 Montana Department of Labor & . . .
Jobs for America’s Graduates National Leadership Award
January 26, 2016
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:January 21, 2016CONTACTS:Erica Swanson, Program Director, Jobs for Montana’s Graduates, DLI, 444.0978Jake Troyer, Communications Director, DLI, 444.1674Pam Watson Honored . . .
Governor Steve Bullock Visits Core Control for Apprenticeship Roundtable Discussion
January 07, 2016
Apprenticeships Providing Workforce Training Opportunities in Bozeman Bozeman, MT-Governor Steve Bullock today met with business leaders to discuss the importance of apprenticeship training programs and highlight . . .
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