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Eric Strauss — Administrator

Employment Standards Division

Our division advances e-government solutions. You can locate and download building, electrical, plumbing, mechanical and elevator permit applications and apply for professional licenses. Additionally, you can now apply for and print permits online.

If you are licensed you can likely renew your license through the Online Renewal System. If you are a consumer, you can check the status of the licensed professional you do business with or lookup construction-related permits issued by the Division.

We are committed to providing our customers with easy access to our services. We appreciate the opportunity to serve you, and welcome your feedback.

The Employment Services Division is located on the 4th floor at 301 South Park in Helena, Montana.

Featured News

Montana Reaches 24th Consecutive Month of Unemployment Below 3%
November 20, 2023
HELENA, Mont. – Governor Greg Gianforte today announced Montana reached its 24th consecutive month of unemployment below 3%. Prior to the governor taking office, Montana’s unemployment rate had . . .
Montana Department of Labor & Industry Adds First-Ever Tribal Liaison to Leadership Team
October 26, 2023
Blackfeet Nation member Don Wetzel Jr., with 20+ years of experience working with native communities, to lead Department’s tribal outreach Don Wetzel, Jr. DLI Tribal Laison   HELENA -The . . .
Montana Reaches 22nd Consecutive Month of Unemployment Below 3%
September 19, 2023
HELENA, Mont. – Governor Greg Gianforte today announced Montana’s unemployment rate in August was below 3% for the 22nd consecutive month, bucking national trends as the country’s . . .
Labor Day Report: Montana's Economy Strong & Poised for Growth
September 07, 2023
MONTANA- The Montana Department of Labor & Industry Commissioner Sarah Swanson today presented the 2023 Labor Day Report to Montanans. “Montana enjoyed a historic year of record job growth, low . . .
Montana’s Unemployment Rate Below 3% For 21st Consecutive Month
August 21, 2023
More Montanans Working Today Than Ever Before HELENA, Mont. – Governor Greg Gianforte today announced Montana’s unemployment rate in July is below 3% for the 21st consecutive month. The only . . .
Governor Gianforte Appoints Commissioner of Labor and Industry
August 10, 2023
HELENA, Mont. – Governor Greg Gianforte today announced his appointment of Sarah Swanson to lead the Montana Department of Labor and Industry (DLI). “As a proven leader in both the private and . . .
DLI Data: As Pandemic Receded and Workers Return to Jobsites, Workplace Injuries Rise
December 19, 2022
HELENA- The Montana Department of Labor & Industry announced today the number of workplace deaths in Montana returned to the pre-pandemic mean. Montana experienced 40 fatal work-related injuries in 2021, . . .
Governor Gianforte Announces Another Record-Setting Jobs Report
December 16, 2022
HELENA, Mont. – Governor Greg Gianforte today announced the number of Montanans working in November hit a new all-time high, according to data from the Montana Department of Labor and Industry and the . . .
Montana’s Record Employment, Labor Force Growth Continues in September
October 21, 2022
HELENA, Mont. – Governor Greg Gianforte today announced the number of Montanans working and the size of the state’s workforce in September reached new all-time highs, according to data from the . . .
  Montana Post-Secondary Workforce Report Highlights Opportunities for Montana Workers
October 21, 2022
HELENA –The Montana Department of Labor & Industry this week released the 2022 Post-Secondary Workforce Report, which evaluates how the state’s workforce training systems provide a . . .
Montanans Impacted by Flooding in Yellowstone County May Be Eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance
July 27, 2022
Helena, MT - The Montana Department of Labor & Industry announced today that workers in Yellowstone County impacted by June flooding may be eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA). Disaster . . .
Montana Department of Labor & Industry Releases “Status of the Nursing Workforce in Montana” Report
November 12, 2021
Report summarizes results from the National Council State Board of Nursing 2020 Survey HELENA –The Montana Department of Labor & Industry today released the “2020 Status of the . . .
Montana Employers Recognized with 2021 Governor’s Achievement Awards
October 01, 2021
Awards recognize ongoing commitment to workplace safety across Montana MONTANA- The Montana Department of Labor & Industry today recognized employers who go above and beyond in their efforts to make their . . .
Montana's Labor Force, Total Employment Grow in June
July 16, 2021
MONTANA – Montana’s labor force grew by more than 2,000 workers in June, while total employment in the state grew by some 1,800 workers. “More and more Montanans are . . .
Circle, MT Student Awarded Montana State Employer Council Scholarship
July 14, 2021
HELENA – The Montana Department of Labor & Industry today announced the 2021 Montana State Employer Council . . .

Current Events

Nov
30
2023
1pm
Board of Chiropractors - Full Board Meeting
This board meeting will be held by Zoom. The Department of Labor & Industry is committed to providing meeting access through reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please contact . . .
Dec
01
2023
9amto5pm
17-Board-of-Medical-Examiners-Full-Board-Meeting
Room: Large Conference Room
301 South Park Ave
The Department of Labor & Industry is committed to providing meeting access through reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please contact the Board office prior to the proposed . . .
Dec
07
2023
All Day Event
Joint Meeting - Montana Board of Pharmacy and Montana Board of Veterinary Medicine
Room: Small Conference Room
301 S. Park Avenue Helena, MT 59601
This board meeting will be held by conference call. No outside participants or stakeholders will be allowed access in the building. Please attend by phone or Zoom; you may find the instructions for both on the . . .
Dec
08
2023
9amto1pm
Board of Pharmacy - Full Board Meeting
Room: Large Conference Room
301 S. Park Avenue Helena, MT 59601
The Department of Labor & Industry is committed to providing meeting access through reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please contact the Board office prior to the proposed . . .
Dec
13
2023
12pm
Board of Plumbers - Full Board Meeting
This meeting will be held by Zoom. The Department of Labor & Industry is committed to providing meeting access through reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please contact the . . .
Jan
08
2024
8amto10am
Board of Barbers & Cosmetologists - Full Board Meeting
Room: Large Conference Room
301 S Park Ave Helena, MT 59601
The Department of Labor & Industry is committed to providing meeting access through reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please contact the Board office at 406-841-2209 or . . .
Jan
10
2024
12pmto2pm
Board of Radiologic Technologists - Full Board Meeting
All board meetings will be held by conference call. No outside participants or stakeholders will be allowed access in the building. Please attend by phone. The Department of Labor & Industry is committed to . . .
Jan
10
2024
12pmto2pm
Board-of-Radiologic-Technologists-Full-Board-Meeting1
All board meetings will be held by conference call. No outside participants or stakeholders will be allowed access in the building. Please attend by phone. The Department of Labor & Industry is committed to . . .
Jan
19
2024
10amto12am
Board of Nursing - Full Board Meeting
Room: Large Conference Room
301 South Park Avenue Helena, MT 59601
The Department of Labor & Industry is committed to providing meeting access through reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please contact the Board office at 406-841-2209 or . . .
Jan
24
2024
10amto2pm
Board of Realty Regulation - Full Board Meeting
The Department of Labor & Industry is committed to providing meeting access through reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please contact the Board office prior to the proposed . . .
Mar
07
2024
10amto4pm
Board of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors - Full Board Meeting
Room: Large Conference Room
301 S. Park Ave 4th Floor Large Conference Room Helena MT
This board meeting will be held in person and via Zoom. Individuals are welcome to attend in person or by phone. The Department of Labor & Industry is committed to providing meeting access through reasonable . . .
Mar
20
2024
10amto2pm
Board of Realty Regulation - Full Board Meeting
The Department of Labor & Industry is committed to providing meeting access through reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please contact the Board office prior to the proposed . . .
Apr
08
2024
8amto10am
Board of Barbers & Cosmetologists - Full Board Meeting
Room: Large Conference Room
301 S Park Ave Helena, MT 59601
The Department of Labor & Industry is committed to providing meeting access through reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please contact the Board office at 406-841-2209 or . . .
Apr
24
2024
10amto2pm
Board of Nursing - Full Board Meeting
Room: Large Conference Room
301 South Park Avenue Helena, MT 59601
The Department of Labor & Industry is committed to providing meeting access through reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please contact the Board office at 406-841-2209 or . . .
Jun
06
2024
10amto4pm
Board of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors - Full Board Meeting
Room: Large Conference Room
301 S. Park Ave 4th Floor Large Conference Room Helena MT
This board meeting will be held in person and via Zoom. Individuals are welcome to attend in person or by phone. The Department of Labor & Industry is committed to providing meeting access through reasonable . . .
Jun
12
2024
10amto2pm
Board of Realty Regulation - Full Board Meeting
The Department of Labor & Industry is committed to providing meeting access through reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please contact the Board office prior to the proposed . . .
Jul
08
2024
8amto10am
Board of Barbers & Cosmetologists - Full Board Meeting
Room: Large Conference Room
301 S Park Ave Helena, MT 59601
The Department of Labor & Industry is committed to providing meeting access through reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please contact the Board office at 406-841-2209 or . . .
Jul
24
2024
10amto2pm
Board of Nursing - Full Board Meeting
Room: Large Conference Room
301 South Park Avenue Helena, MT 59601
The Department of Labor & Industry is committed to providing meeting access through reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please contact the Board office at 406-841-2209 or . . .
Sep
12
2024
10amto4pm
Board of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors - Full Board Meeting
Room: Large Conference Room
301 S. Park Ave 4th Floor Large Conference Room Helena MT
This board meeting will be held in person and via Zoom. Individuals are welcome to attend in person or by phone. The Department of Labor & Industry is committed to providing meeting access through reasonable . . .
Oct
07
2024
8amto10am
Board of Barbers & Cosmetologists - Full Board Meeting
Room: Large Conference Room
301 S Park Ave Helena, MT 59601
The Department of Labor & Industry is committed to providing meeting access through reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please contact the Board office at 406-841-2209 or . . .
Oct
23
2024
10amto2pm
Board of Nursing - Full Board Meeting
Room: Large Conference Room
301 South Park Avenue Helena, MT 59601
The Department of Labor & Industry is committed to providing meeting access through reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please contact the Board office at 406-841-2209 or . . .
Dec
05
2024
10amto4pm
Board of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors - Full Board Meeting
Room: Large Conference Room
301 S. Park Ave 4th Floor Large Conference Room Helena MT
This board meeting will be held in person and via Zoom. Individuals are welcome to attend in person or by phone. The Department of Labor & Industry is committed to providing meeting access through reasonable . . .
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