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Montana is the top state for telecommuters!

According to this article released last week by Recruiter, Montana is #1 for telecommuting!  Of all the 50 states and Washington DC, we have the highest percentage of full-time telecommuters in our workforce, and for those of us who live here it is no surprise.  Who wouldn’t want to live and work in the best place? Still,(…)

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Looney the Robot

Though he only stands about two feet tall, Looney the Robot is doing a lot to promote computer science in Montana.  He travels the state with MSU Computer Science professor Hunter Lloyd as part of the Demand Generation initiative, visiting schools and exposing students of all ages to the field of computer science and robotics.  In(…)

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Spotlight on the Montana High Tech Business Alliance

The Montana High Tech Business Alliance is a statewide association focused on creating more high-paying jobs in Montana.  Its members enjoy benefits such as networking with other high tech and manufacturing companies, increased visibility across the state, and an online jobs portal recruiting tool. A study commissioned by the Alliance earlier this year found that the high tech(…)

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How To Find a High Wage Job In Montana Part 7

In a previous post I listed some ideas for finding, or creating, a high wage job in Montana.  Let’s talk about another point. Innovate In Agriculture Innovation in agriculture can also increase income for farmers and ranchers. First, adding more automation and technology helps get more done with less manpower, thereby increasing efficiency and profits. The second(…)

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Computer Science enrollment is up across the state!

All across the state, computer science enrollment at universities has increased.  In fact, over the past two years, MSU, Montana Tech, and U of M have seen increases of 53 percent, 54 percent, and 27 percent, respectively.  That is huge news, and it’s encouraging to see that the various efforts we’ve made investing in high(…)

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How To Find a High Wage Job In Montana Part 6

In a previous post I listed some ideas for finding, or creating, a high wage job in Montana.  Let’s talk about another point. Think About Telecommuting And Remote Work More and more national and global companies don’t care where employees are located. Companies like Oracle, American Express, and Aetna have thousands of jobs open today that can(…)

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How To Find a High Wage Job In Montana Part 5

In a previous post I listed some ideas for finding, or creating, a high wage job in Montana.  Let’s talk about another point. Start A Business Have you ever wanted to start a business? Ever thought about putting your name on a product and selling it? Or making money doing something you love all day long? My(…)

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How To Find a High Wage Job In Montana Part 4

In a previous post I listed some ideas for finding, or creating, a high wage job in Montana.  Let’s talk about another point. Acquire A Manufacturing or Construction Skill Montana has a growing manufacturing sector.  While this is mostly concentrated in the Flathead, Great Falls, and Lewistown, there are manufacturers all over Montana. Nationally, manufacturing companies(…)

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How To Find a High Wage Job In Montana Part 3

In a previous post I listed some ideas for finding, or creating, a high wage job in Montana.  Let’s talk about Natural Resources. Natural Resources Historically natural resource industries like timber, coal, mining, and energy have provided the best opportunity for high wage jobs in Montana. Nationally this sector provides the highest wages according to the(…)

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How To Find a High Wage Job In Montana – Part 2

In my last post I listed some ideas for finding, or creating, a high wage job in Montana.  Let’s talk about the first point. Consider A Job In The Montana High Tech Sector Some think “Montana High Tech” is a contradiction in terms, but there are now 200 high tech firms in Montana that are(…)

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