New program to recognize Wyoming businesses that hire veterans

November 10, 2022

CHEYENNE, WY—The Department of Workforce Services (DWS) is proud to announce the Wyoming Employers Hire Vets (WE Hire Vets) program will launch in January 2023. The program is designed to recognize employers who make efforts to hire and retain veterans in their businesses. Prospective applicants wishing to be notified when the program application is available may fill out this form.

“At DWS, we understand the sacrifice and commitment that veterans make to protect our many freedoms.” says Robin Sessions Cooley, DWS Director. “We thank our veterans, past and present, for their service to our country, and are hopeful that the WE Hire Vets program will open more employment opportunities for veterans throughout the state of Wyoming.”

All businesses legally operating within the state of Wyoming that hire or continue to employ a veteran during any given year are eligible for the program. Businesses may apply for the recognition each calendar year they hire or employ a veteran. Participating businesses will receive a window sticker, digital materials, and consideration for annual awards for employers who go above and beyond in their employment of veterans.

“DWS is honored and proud to be adding this new program to help recognize employers making efforts in hiring and retaining our veterans, on top of the other programs we have within our agency to support the employment of veterans,” says Trevor Mansfield, Deputy Administrator of the WE Hire Vets program. “We entrust our nation’s safety and freedom to these men and women, and this program will help to highlight those businesses making an effort to pay these veterans back.”

Participation in the WE Hire Vets program is simple:

  • Have a veteran employee on staff.
  • Fill out the DWS online form, available January 1, 2023.
  • DWS may verify the information.
  • If approved, DWS will send out the window sticker and digital package.

The annual award qualifications for small, medium and large business awards match the federal Department of Labor HIRE Vets Medallion gold award level for the appropriate business size. More information on the WE Hire Vets program is available on the DWS website.

Contact:
Contact: Communications at 307-777-6513 or
DWS-Communications@wyo.gov

Additional Articles

Wyoming Business Council Presents Six Business Ready Community Project Requests to SLIB on Feb. 2

January 30, 2023

By the Wyoming Business Council Cheyenne, Wyo – The Wyoming Business Council (WBC) will present six Business Ready Community (BRC) grant and loan requests to the State Loan and Investment Board (SLIB) at their next regular meeting on Thursday, Feb. 2, at 8 a.m. The WBC Team will present the following projects from our previous board meetings for […] Read More

Star Valley featured on WorldAtlas.com as a "rare gem"

January 23, 2023

“Set in Southwest Wyoming, Star Valley is a culturally, historically and geologically diverse valley, bringing together a number of quaint towns and long stretches of scenery and wildlife. From Alpine to Smooth, the valley covers a naturally-rich area between the state’s Salt River Range and the Webster Range of Idaho, with ranging altitudes reaching 7,000 feet. The […] Read More

Wyoming Business Council and Partners Offer Export Readiness Webinars for Wyoming Businesses

January 5, 2023

Cheyenne, Wyo – In 2021, Wyoming companies exported more than $1.4 billion in goods to the world. Of the companies that export, 97.5 percent are small businesses. Are you a small business that manufactures vehicle components, parts for vacuum pumps, or hand tools? Do you offer unique Wyoming-made art, food products, or spirits? If so, the world […] Read More