Bozeman Daily Chronicle: Tester Talks Jobs During Bozeman Visit

Montana Sen. Jon Tester got an on-the-ground feel for how the challenging economic times are affecting those in the Gallatin Valley in a Saturday visit to Bozeman.

Tester met with local officials and representatives, including Mayor Jeff Krauss, at the Human Resources Development Council bus barn.

Krauss described to Tester what he called an “undercurrent of desperate times in this valley,” and said the hardships here are “still about jobs. ”

Heather Grenier, the special projects director for the HRDC, told the senator that the organization helps about 500 people per year, but noted that there are another 200 it’s unable to help.

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