Community Engagement - Employment Resources

"Superior Service for a Working Montana, Continuous Improvement for Increased Customer Satisfaction." We are here to develop and maintain a high quality workforce system for the state of Montana that supports and enhances the economic health of the business community as well as to provide a prepared workforce.

Thank you for visiting the Workforce Services Division Resource Page! Our public libraries around the state are a tremendous resource to all Montanans and visitors to our beautiful state. It is exciting to partner with librarians to reach more people who could benefit from the services and programs available through the Job Service.

Even the most experienced people find they may need help when faced with the changing dynamics of today’s workplace. Montanans have a wealth of resources almost at their fingertips, whether looking for a job or navigating the complex world of human resources. Librarians and the public library are one of the first places their patrons often turn to for help.

The Montana Department of Labor and Industry, Workforce Services Division provides services designed to meet the needs of job seekers and employers. Job Service websites offer practical assistance—ranging from lists of available jobs, tips on job search, occupational and career guidance, human resources or accessing other government services.

In this section, you will find webinars, documents, links and resources that will assist librarians to help their patrons with:

  • On-line job search for current open jobs, local and statewide
  • Tips on developing and customizing resumes
  • Helpful information on successful job interviews
  • Job Fairs and workshops around the state
  • Occupational and career research, including Labor Market Information
  • Links to many other career sites and resources
  • Referring patrons to local resources, self-help and training resources
  • Where to go to file for unemployment insurance benefits
  • Labor Laws, employee and employer rights and responsibilities

Follow the links (above and below) to explore the resources available for you as you work with your patrons. Additional pages provide helpful documents as reference or to print and hand out, career and occupational links and resources, and much more.

Workforce Services Links:

Each local Job Service office has local experts and “local favorite resources”. You are always welcome to contact any of our offices with questions, suggestions and requests for more information—or simply to connect a patron with us directly. We also have a “Live Chat” feature on the Job Service Local Office pages. We hope the pages, resources and ideas on these pages and in the webinars are helpful to you and your patrons.

Archived Webinars