November 9 Updates from the Department of Workforce Services

November 15, 2022

National Apprenticeship Week

We’re looking forward to celebrating the 8th Annual National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) November 14-20! NAW is an opportunity to highlight how Registered Apprenticeship, a proven and industry-driven training model, provides a critical talent pipeline that can help to address some of our nation’s pressing workforce challenges such as:

  • Rebuilding our country’s infrastructure.
  • Addressing critical supply chain demands.
  • Supporting a clean energy workforce.
  • Modernizing our cybersecurity response.
  • Responding to care economy issues.

DWS can help you recruit and develop a diverse and highly skilled workforce through our Apprenticeship services. Learn more here.

International Fraud Awareness Week

Workers’ Compensation claim fraud makes up around 25% of all insurance fraud; worldwide, fraud costs organizations an estimated 5 percent of their annual revenues, according to a study conducted by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).

The seriousness of the global fraud problem is why the Department of Workforce Services announced that it will be participating in International Fraud Awareness Week, Nov. 13-19, 2022, as an official supporter to promote anti-fraud awareness and education. Read the full press release here.

The future is STEM

With over 100 occupations designated as STEM by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, including computer, mathematics, architecture, engineering, and life and physical sciences, the future of Wyoming is STEM. National STEM Day, celebrated annually on Nov. 8, encourages youth to explore their interests in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

In Wyoming as of May 2021, there were an estimated 11,570 STEM jobs – 4.4% of the state’s total employment. Over the next ten years, Wyoming is projected to have more than 11,000 job openings in STEM; STEM occupations are projected to grow at a similar rate (14.5%) as total job growth (15%)! Read more here.

Together, we are leading workforce innovation today, to build a stronger tomorrow.

Robin Sessions Cooley
Wyoming Department of Workforce Services

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Teton County, slight unemployment increase.  Workforce Services  SVI Media   The Research & Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged from September to October at 2.9%. Wyoming’s unemployment rate was much lower than its October 2022 level of 3.9% and lower than […] Read More


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