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Wyoming Department Of Workforce Services Hosting Job Fairs

A job seeker views a business card during a Giant Job Fair last month in Detroit. During 2015, employers created 2.65 million new jobs.

With low unemployment statewide, employers are struggling to find workers. To help with this, the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services is hosting job fairs to help employers connect with new employees.

Laramie Workforce Services Communication Manager Ty Stockton said a lot of the hospitality, retail, fast food restaurants, and healthcare industry businesses are in desperate need of employees statewide.

"All of them are actively hiring. They're all looking to fill jobs now and there'll be a lot of employers with a pretty good variety of jobs that's available at that job fair," said Stockton. "So definitely a place to go if somebody's looking for a job."

Stockton added that some of the jobs are entry-level, but he said it's likely that employees would move up the ladder rapidly.

Allyson Tennant, the general manager at Freddie's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers fast-food chain in Laramie, said most other fast food places are very understaffed and it has been a roller coaster ride for them as well.

"It's been a little inconsistent. There's times where we're super stacked on staff and then other times we have people quitting and finding new jobs that are paying higher and that's when it gets a little tricky," Tennant said.

Tennant added that they've been fortunate enough to maintain enough employees to keep the restaurant running successfully.

Wyoming Workforce Services said a wide range of jobs are available statewide and information can be found on wyomingatwork.com.

This story is supported by a grant through Wyoming EPSCoR and the National Science Foundation.

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