Workforce Expo Nov. 8 in 16 communities in Wyoming
by Wyoming Department of Workforce Services
November 9, 2010
The Department of Workforce Services will be hosting the Wyoming Workforce Expo beginning November 8th in 16 communities throughout the state – free of charge. The Expo will bring together job seekers, state agencies, training entities, and possibly employers for job seekers who are facing employment issues and need to plan their next move--whether that be enrolling in college classes, obtaining state assistance of some kind, researching mental health resources, or finding a job.
Joan Evans, Director, is excited about the enthusiasm surrounding the event. "Each of our workforce centers has really seen a great amount of interest in the Workforce Expo by both participants and job seekers," Evans said. "We are so excited to be teaming up with several state agencies, our businesses, and training entities to provide so many of the needed resources to those in attendance."
In each community, the Expo will feature a resource fair with state agencies, community colleges, training entities, mental health services, veteran representatives, and numerous other partners will be available to assist people facing employment challenges. In addition to the resource fair, the Expo will also feature workshops where job seekers can fine-tune their résumé, learn about specific state benefits, gain interview tips, and much more.
Also, the Department will host a virtual job fair during the Expo where job seekers can apply for jobs throughout the state.
Evans added, "This event takes a holistic approach to supporting our citizens by connecting them with the right services and leading them to results. That’s what this Expo is all about: Support, Connection, Results. We are looking forward to a successful event and hope to help many people throughout the state."
The Expo will begin at 10 a.m. and end at 2 p.m. on the following dates:
November 8: Rock Springs, Evanston, Afton, Jackson
The Rock Springs expo will be at the Rock Springs Workforce Center (for more info, call 307-382-2747) and the Jackson expo will be at Snow King Resort (for more info, call 307-733-4091).
November 9: Riverton, Cody, Worland
November 10: Sheridan, Gillette, Newcastle, Casper, Douglas.
November 12: Rawlins, Laramie, Torrington, Cheyenne.