Governor Steve Bullock spent the morning working on keeping Montanan's employed in the Treasure State. Bullock spoke with students and residents at Great Falls College MSU, about the 2016 labor report and what to expect in the future.
The labor report said Montana is doing well economically, unemployment is down, and wages are on the rise. As baby boomers retire this creates a need, for trained workers in high demand fields. Bullock says partnerships are being developed so young Montanans can get good jobs, right out of school.
"In welding, advanced manufacturing, health care, in the computer sciences, to make sure that every employer has that talented, trained work force that they need, but also to give our students and our skilled workers the additional skills they need to compete in this economy"
He said the average salary of a registered nurse is 61,000, and the need for RN's is high all over the state. Bullock added that helping the youth stay in state by providing training and jobs is key to keeping our economy rising.