The Missoula Job Service: Helping Local Businesses

Editor’s note: Make It Missoula is collaborating with the Missoula Job Service to help people find local jobs so that they can move home to Missoula or continue to call Missoula home.

We’ll be regularly posting both job listings and job hunting and interview advice. Be sure to watch the Make It Missoula Facebook page for new job listing announcements.

By JENNIFER LODINE-CHAFFEY

While many Missoulians use the Missoula Job Service to look for work, the organization also offers a wide variety of services to help local businesses.

Many of the resources available to employers, however, remain relatively unknown to the local community.

The following is a brief list highlighting the valuable assistance the Missoula Job Service offers businesses:

 

  1. Wage Reimbursement Opportunities. Funding is available to reimburse eligible companies who hire unemployed workers up to 90% of the wages. This financial assistance could last up to six months and helps companies train their new employees.
  2. Labor Market Research. The Missoula Job Service can provide in depth reports about the local labor pool. As noted in a Missoula Economic Partnership article, “Recently, one company called Missoula Economic Partnership looking for detailed information about the local pool of skilled pipefitters and welders. In less than one day, [Wolf] Ametsbichler and his staff [at the Missoula Job Service] assembled a customized report that not only highlighted the number of available workers and the prevailing wage in the area, but also compared that data to the labor market in another region the company was considering for its relocation.”
  3. The founders of Submittable.Incumbent Worker Training. The Job Service also provides funds to help local businesses pay for professional training. Just last month, the Job Service awarded training monies to Submittable—a Missoula software company that curates text and media for companies worldwide. These funds allowed Submittable’s founders to travel to Y Combinator, a training program for internet entrepreneurs in SiliconValley.

The Missoula Job Service is more than just a place to find your perfect job.

Come visit us and find out how we can help make your business stronger!

For more information, check out our current business eNewsletter.

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Looking for a job in Missoula? Be sure to check out our Missoula Job Listings.  Be sure you “LIKE” the Missoula Job Service Facebook Page for daily post on job opening. You’ll also find Missoula-area information on Job Hunting ResourcesJob Hunting Tips, Job Interview Tips, tips for writing Cover Letters and Resumes.

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Jennifer Lodine-Chaffey was born in Missoula and received an MA in History from the University of Montana in 2006. She currently works as an Employment Consultant at the Missoula Job Service, an organization that offers programs and services to assist employers and job seekers alike. Those looking for employment can view job openings on our job board, website, and social media outlets. Employment Consultants provide résumé reviews, conduct practice interviews, and offer skillstesting.

The Job Service also provides a self-service area where job seekers have access to phones, a fax machine, a copier, and computers. Our qualified staff also offers business consulting services, including employee recruitment and retention assistance. Additionally, we provide financial support for businesses looking to train both new and current employees.

We are here to help our community!