Several property managers in Missoula are challenging a recent rental report and its stated vacancy rate of 8.2 percent for multifamily housing, saying the figure is too high and doesn't reflect conditions they see on the ground. Released by Sterling CRE last month, the report offered a rare third-party snapshot of Missoula's hot rental market. But several property managers … [Read more...] about Missoula property managers dispute rental vacancy rates by citing lower figures
A national nonprofit hosted a series of technology workshops at the University of Montana last weekend, intent on teaching girls from nearby high schools about technology and careers in the industry. The event offered three workshops that taught the basics of programming a smartphone app, designing a webpage, and creating their own soft circuit sewn into fabric. With a … [Read more...] about ChickTech workshop brings technology know-how, careers to Missoula-area girls
(Montana Free Press) On the list of ideas for tackling the twin challenges that plague Montana workers — scarce rural jobs and low wages even in cities — telework is close to the top. As better internet access connects even far-flung rural communities with the rest of the world, it seems to promise Montanans a way to have their cake and eat it too: a fulfilling career at a … [Read more...] about Can teleworking bring Montanans big-city wages? Yes, for some.
(CN) – The Department of Labor said Friday that American employers added just 155,000 jobs in November while unemployment has held steady and average pay grew by just over 3 percent. The number of new hires marks a disappointing slowdown from recent months. Job increases have averaged about 200,000 per month this year and economists had predicted199,000 jobs were added last … [Read more...] about National wages up as employers add 155,000 jobs
The American Society of Civil Engineers on Thursday graded Montana's infrastructure a “C,” a passing grade but not one to boast over. Released at the Capitol, the 2018 report card scored the state's infrastructure across a range of categories, including bridges, dams and railways, and found the greatest deficiencies in schools, stormwater and roads. The state's last … [Read more...] about Billions of dollars needed to improve Montana’s aging infrastructure, report finds