Sitting at the hub of five valleys and three rivers and being the home to The University of Montana, Missoula provides a diverse employment picture. Major industry sectors include health care and social services, professional and technical services, retail trade and accommodations and food services. The business community is comprised of both large and small employers with a strong entrepreneurial component. The largest employers include Providence Medical Group, Community Medical Center, University of Montana, Opportunity Resources, First Interstate Bank, DirecTV, Wal- Mart, Costco, and local, state and federal government.
Provided by the Missoula Job Service
Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a business owner or a job seeker, if you’re thinking about relocating to Missoula you’ll want to visit the Missoula Job Service, www.employmissoula.com, voted Missoula’s premier employment agency. The combination of recruitment services and business services brings together both job seekers and business owners with an array of resources. Consultants are available to assist employers with their human resource practices, application of employment laws and finding answers to day-to-day dilemmas. Along with the business services is a resource room furnished with the technology and friendly, attentive staff to assist job seekers with all their job search needs, including information on available jobs within the community and career counseling.
As a major cultural center, Missoula offers many employment opportunities in arts and entertainment— galleries, museums, and theaters. With the proximity to the surrounding mountains and forests, employment in both year- round and seasonal work is available in recreational positions, guiding, and maintenance at ski areas, rivers, parks, trails, golf courses and national forests.
"With more than 750 members from business, education, non-profit organizations, and the public sector the missoula Chamber of Commerce is an important meeting place to identify and address workforce issues in our region. the Chamber’s Workforce development and education Committee links local employers with leaders and policy makers from K-12, um - main Campus, um - College of technology, mCPs adult education, and workforce development professionals to ensure that business training and employment needs in our region are addressed and met. during the past two years, this Chamber committee has made significant contributions to enhance communication between all education and training providers in the community linking them to appropriate businesses for real world training needs. recent concrete examples include the Committee’s work with the health care industry to assist with implementation of the new Health sciences academy at big sky High school and the Cot’s offering of revit training to architecture and engineering professionals. the Chamber’s reach and its membership resources remain an effective tool to connect not only businesses to each other but also to the larger community of training, education and workforce planning."
- Wolf Ametsbichler, Missoula Job Service