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
Director
Wyoming Department of Workforce Services

Additional Articles

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November 18, 2022

Day 2 Recap of The Governor’s Business Forum Day 2 picked up right where the incredible first day left off. The morning was full of excellent panels with discussions around visioning Wyoming’s future, education options, and Wyoming’s big issues through the eyes of some of our most senior legislators. Rob Hendry, Wyoming Business Alliance Vice-Chairman, welcomes […] Read More

Mental Wellness in the Workplace Symposium Recap

November 17, 2022

WATCH THE RECORDING OF THE SYMPOSIUM Mental Wellness in the Workplace Symposium Recap We are so pleased to welcome over 200 people at our Mental Wellness in the Workplace Symposium at the UW Conference Center in Laramie. We had the opportunity to continue the vitally important conversation around mental health in Wyoming. We had several […] Read More

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. […] Read More