HELP-Link is a new workforce training program that launched in Great Falls on Monday and Communications Director Jake Troyer said HELP-Link is a free workforce program for Montanans covered by Medicaid under the Montana HELP Plan.

"HELP-Link is a free workforce program for Montanans covered by medicaid under the Montana Help Plan," Troyer said. "Created by the Help Act, HELP-Link connects Medicaid enrollees with high-quality workforce training, employment services, and job openings in local communities."

Troyer said Montana Job Service centers offer a number of different employment services for members.

"Assistance with resumes and cover letters, job applications, interview skills;  "They provide a resource center for one-stop shopping to help job seekers with their job search. They can assist Montanans with skills testing," Troyer said. "Job services can also provide labor market and career information as well as help veterans of the military find out what workforce training services are available to them."

"The Legislature, working with Governor Bullock, came together in 2015 to pass a unique and innovative health care solution – the HELP Act," Senator Ed Buttrey said. "Today we celebrate HELP-Link, the next step in our solution. HELP-Link will ensure Montanans, working with the Job Service and other entities, will have opportunities for employment or better employment as they embark on the path to financial independence."

Troyer said folks without Medicaid can still apply through their local Job Service. To learn more, click here.