Missoula Job Service aims to connect workers, employers


MISSOULA, Mont. - The Missoula Job Service has hundreds of jobs to fill. Amanda Taylor, a Missoula Job Service workforce consultant, says they get calls from employers requesting more applicants.

"We have about 600 jobs posted on our website, and a lot of our employers are struggling to fill them in," Taylor said.

The Montana Department of Labor and Industry reports the unemployment rate for Montana was down to 3.9 percent back in January. It had Missoula County at 4.4 percent.

However, there are still people out there searching for a job.

The Job Service partnered with local private businesses to form the Job Service Employers' Council in 1987, and it is still hooking up with partners to match its clients with jobs today.

Some of the available jobs require advanced skills, so the service has multiple training programs for eligible job seekers.

They also help with resume writing, clerical skills, interviewing tactics and access to computers to search.

For job seekers in the area, the Job Service is not a bad place to start or augment your search.

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