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Minimum Wage Fact Sheet

Minimum Wage Fact Sheet

Created: Sunday, December 31, 2017

Charts and tables with state and federal minimum wage rates and other relevant data.

 

 

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Articles

Where Does Wage Growth Come From?

An examination of the factors that cause wages to grow in Montana.

 

 

Childcare in Montana

This article explores the availability and affordability of childcare in Montana, and how it affects the state’s workforce.

 

 

Montana 2018 Labor Day Report in Brief

A summary of this year's Labor Day Report, a report to the governor on the current state of Montana's economy.

 

 

Employing the Future

A quick look at the latest Montana Employment Projections.

 

 

 

 

A Rising Tide: Who Experienced Wage Growth in Montana?

Does Montana's recent wage growth extend to workers in all income brackets?


Is it Time for a Raise?

Understanding Montana's Wage Growth since the Great Recession

 

 

It's Never Too Early to Learn About Careers

Career education should begin well before middle school. Montana Career Lab has the resources to help.

 

 

Montana's Outdoor Economy

While economists are still perfecting how to measure the benefits of outdoor recreation in Montana, it is already obvious that it provides large benefits to the state.

 

 

 

Montana's Entrepreneurs

Because local entrepreneurs are so significant to our economy, it is important to have a better understanding of business start-ups in Montana.

Montana Employment Growth Outpaces the Nation

Which of Montana's industries are outperforming the nation in employment growth?

 

 

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Special Reports and Studies

Apprenticeship Works for Montana

A report citing statistics and information about the Montana Registered Apprenticeship Program.

 

 

HELP-Link 2018 Annual Report

This report provides background information on the HELP-Link program, participation levels, and outcomes of participants for the first year of the program (2018).

 

 

Labor Day Report - Montana 2018

Montana Department of Labor & Industry's annual report on the current state of Montana's economy.

 

 

Labor Day Report - Montana 2017

Montana Department of Labor & Industry's annual report on the current state of Montana's economy.

 

 

Apprenticeship Data Report 2017

This report provides information on the apprenticeship program (past participants’ demographics, program participation, and employment outcomes), providing insight to policy makers and program administrators looking to improve program success.

 

 

Meeting State Worker Demand

A report on the labor market outcomes of Montana colleges

 

 

An Estimation of Montana's Restoration Economy

An report estimating the economic activity resulting from public spending on restoration activities in Montana.

 

 

Economic Impacts from Increased Income Earned by Apprentices

This report evaluates a high and a low economic impact related to the gains in labor income due to the apprenticeship program.

 

 

Reservation Employment Fact Sheet

Provides an explanation of how Reservation Unemployment Rates are produced.

 

 

WIOA Program Outcomes Report

Compares the spending on behalf of each participant in the Adult WIOA program to the workforce outcomes of the participant.

 

 

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Presentations

Statewide College Workforce Report

Statewide College Workforce Report  Meeting State Worker Demand - A report on the labor market outcomes for Montana Colleges
Authors: Amy Watson and Barb Wagner

Economic and Workforce Trends in Montana

An Update on Economic and Workforce Trends in Montana - June 16, 2017

 

 

2016 Labor Day Report and Projections

Presented at the Great Falls College in October 2016 by Barbara Wagner

2016 Labor Day Report

Presented to the State Workforce Investment Board Sept. 19 2016

The Pay Gap in 2016

Presented at the 2016 Equal Pay Summit in Bozeman MT.

 

 

Labor Market Information – Building Business Strategies

This presentation from the Business Services Conference in Havre, provides a summary of the labor market information available on the website with examples of how to use it.

 

Employment and Wages in Health Care Occupations

A presentation that summarizes employment and wage statistics for health care occupations.

 

 

Montana STEM Mentors Summit

Women in STEM: What does the data show?

 

 

Reservation Unemployment Rate Methodology

State-Tribal Relations Committee Presentation on Reservation Labor Statistics Methodology

 

 

Labor Arbitration Conference

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Career Publications

Grade School Resources


Careers Build a Community - Flash Cards

Careers Build a Community Flash Cards is where students can learn more about the occupations. The characters can also be used as popsicle stick puppets.

 

 

Careers Build a Community - Cut Outs

The Community Helper Cut-outs in this publication are meant to be used with the Careers Build a Community Lesson Plans for use in the Community Day event.

 

 

Careers Build a Community - Student Journal

Careers Build a Community Student Journal is where students can record if they like or don't like the occupation and answer some questions about the occupation and the community.

 

 

Careers Build a Community - Lesson Plans

For teachers of 1st through 3rd grades, the Careers Build a Community Lesson Plan lays out a series of fun, hands-on activities that expose students to a variety of careers. The publication includes classroom activities, materials lists, independent learning center activities, journal prompts, and ideas for using all the Careers Build a Community resources. 

 

 

I Can Be - Teacher Instructions

The I Can Be….. series of activities are meant for pre-school through kindergarten age students. Each career is represented by both a boy and a girl in the career to teach the concept that girls and boys can do any career. The activities are also meant to connect subjects they learn in elementary school to real world careers. Introduce one career at a time.

 

 

I Can Be... Series

The I Can Be….. series of activities are meant for pre-school through kindergarten age students. Each career is represented by both a boy and a girl in the career to teach the concept that girls and boys can do any career. The activities are also meant to connect subjects they learn in elementary school to real world careers. Introduce one career at a time.

 

 

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Middle School Resources


Jacob and Emily Skip School (online only)

This publication introduces the concept of career clusters by telling the story of a set of twins who spend the day learning about careers. Designed for 5th and 6th Grade.
Jacob & Emily Teacher's Guide
Jacob & Emily Crosswalk

 

MCIS Junior Workbook

Your guide to the amazing MCIS Junior career planning tool. This workbook walks students through the MCIS Junior website.

MCIS Junior Worksheets

 

MCIS Jr Quick Reference Guide

This guide will show you the tools and features available in the Montana Career Information System.

 

 

Dollars and Sense

This publication is a resource to help develop financial literacy skills. Created and available by the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education and the Montana University System – Office of Student Financial Services.

 

What to Pack (Online Only)

This guide helps Middle Schoolers explore their own interests and aptitudes, and see how they relate to different career fields. Budgeting exercises show them how far their money will go in the real world.
What to Pack Crosswalk

 

 

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High School Resources


Montana Career Guide

The Montana Career Guide walks users through the entire career planning process from exploring your interests to interviewing for a job. Includes a section on soft skills and job hunting tips for special populations.

 

 

Soft Skills Checklist

Take inventory of your "Soft Skills," the non-technical skills all workers must have to remain employable. Excerpted from the Montana Career Guide.

 

 

Job Interview Tips

A printable one-page guide to successful job interviewing.

 

 

GPS For Your Life

Not sure of your career destination? Don't leave it to chance, find your way in MCIS. This brochure gives a broad overview of key career planning features in MCIS.

 

Dollars and Sense

This publication is a resource to help develop financial literacy skills. Created and available by the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education and the Montana University System – Office of Student Financial Services.

 

Mock Job Interview Activity

Instructions and resources for conducting a fun mock job interview activity. A great resource for teachers and guidance counselors.

 

 

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College, Adult Resources


Montana Career Guide

The Montana Career Guide walks users through the entire career planning process from exploring your interests to interviewing for a job. Includes a section on soft skills and job hunting tips for special populations.

 

 

Soft Skills Checklist

Take inventory of your "Soft Skills," the non-technical skills all workers must have to remain employable. Excerpted from the Montana Career Guide.

 

 

Job Interview Tips

A printable one-page guide to successful job interviewing.

 

 

GPS For Your Life

Not sure of your career destination? Don't leave it to chance, find your way in MCIS. This brochure gives a broad overview of key career planning features in MCIS.

 

Mock Job Interview Activity

Instructions and resources for conducting a fun mock job interview activity. A great resource for teachers and guidance counselors.

 

 

Pocket Resume

A handy resource to help organize your career information. Take it with you when you collect job applications or go to interviews.

 

 

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Brochures & Posters


Montana Career Lab Tri-fold Brochure

A trifold brochure promoting Montana Career Lab features and resources. Doubles as a poster!

 

Early Career Awareness Poster

A poster promoting our career resources and services.

 

 

Elementary School Brochure

The elementary school brochure shows teachers and counselors age-appropriate career resources available from the Montana Department of Labor and Industry.

 

 

Middle School Brochure

The middle school brochure shows teachers and counselors age-appropriate career resources available from the Montana Department of Labor and Industry.

 

 

High School Brochure

The high school brochure shows teachers and counselors age-appropriate career resources available from the Montana Department of Labor and Industry.

 

 

GPS For Your Life

Not sure of your career destination? Don't leave it to chance, find your way in MCIS. This brochure gives a broad overview of key career planning features in MCIS.

 

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Job Seekers


Montana Career Guide

The Montana Career Guide walks users through the entire career planning process from exploring your interests to interviewing for a job. Includes a section on soft skills and job hunting tips for special populations.

 

 

PEP Talk Workbook

PEP Talk was designed to help people with limited time develop a personal employment plan as quickly as possible.
PEP Talk Supplemental Materials
PEP Talk SKILLS Cards

 

Job-Hunting Tips for Seniors

 

Job-Hunting Tips for Montana Seniors. Excerpted from the Montana Career Guide.

 

 

Tips for Workers with Criminal Records

Job-hunting advice for job-seekers with criminal records. Excerpted from the Montana Career Guide.

 

 

Tips for Workers with Disabilities

Job-hunting advice for job-seekers with disabilities. Excerpted from the Montana Career Guide.

 

 

Soft Skills Checklist

Take inventory of your "Soft Skills," the non-technical skills all workers must have to remain employable. Excerpted from the Montana Career Guide.

 

 

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MCIS


MCIS Site Request-Renewal Form

Renewal / Request form to order MCIS access or any of the optional components for your school or training facility

MCIS Optional Components

 

 

 

MCIS Administrative Tools Guide

The Site Administration tools provide you with the ability to customize MCIS for users, manage user needs, and run reports to discover how MCIS is best used.
MCIS Optional Components
MCIS Advisor Accounts Guide
MCIS Training Manual

 

MCIS Advisor Accounts Guide

Advisor Accounts allow people to view MCIS client portfolios at different locations.

 

 

English/Language Curriculum for MCIS

Compiled English/Language Curriculum in MCIS

 

 

Career and Technical Curriculum for MCIS

Compiled Career and Technical Curriculum for MCIS

 

 

Visual and Performing Arts Curriculum

Covers curriculum for Visual and Performing Arts found in MCIS

 

 

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