employment http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Wyoming Construction Workers Are In Short Supply http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-construction-workers-are-short-supply <p></p><p>Last week we told you about how the cost of building a new high school in Rawlins is running millions of dollars more than was expected. Costs are up because construction companies can’t find enough workers in Wyoming. And it isn’t easy to bring them in from out of state.</p><p>Jeremy Smith is the Business Manager for Sheridan’s School District One in Ranchester. I met him on a beautiful morning in Northern Wyoming, and he’s excited to show me the new Tongue River Elementary school--or at least the the rolling pasture where the school should be.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 23:24:25 +0000 Miles Bryan 61551 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Construction Workers Are In Short Supply Wyoming Highway Patrol Struggles To Attract Recruits http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-highway-patrol-struggles-attract-recruits <p>It’s not unusual for some employers in Wyoming to have a hard time finding enough workers. That can be a headache for business owners, but lately it’s the cause of some public safety concern as well. The Wyoming Highway Patrol is down almost twenty percent of its officers, and it is struggling to attract new ones.</p> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 00:18:06 +0000 Miles Bryan 61212 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Highway Patrol Struggles To Attract Recruits Wyoming Public Media Is Looking For A Director of Engineering And Technology http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-public-media-looking-director-engineering-and-technology <p>Wyoming Public Media is opening the position of Director of Engineering and Technology.&nbsp; Shane Toven, long-time Director of Engineering at WPM, has taken a new position as Editor of Radio Magazine.&nbsp; He will remain with WPM in a part-time capacity.</p><p>This position offers a rare opportunity to work with a state network and travel throughout Wyoming, one of the most beautiful states in the union.&nbsp; The network is financially strong, and recently received a $1 million state appropriation for infrastructure upgrades.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 18:45:07 +0000 Wyoming Public Media 60012 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Public Media Is Looking For A Director of Engineering And Technology Amid Boom, Regulators Struggle With Staffing http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/amid-boom-regulators-struggle-staffing <p>The newly discovered abundance of domestic oil and gas is creating a shortage of something else: the petroleum engineers who regulate drilling activities. Government petroleum engineers approve companies’ drilling plans and inspect wells after they’re completed to make sure they’re not at risk of contaminating water or blowing out, but as Wyoming Public Radio’s Stephanie Joyce reports, there just aren’t enough petroleum engineers to go around. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 16 May 2014 23:08:01 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 58424 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Amid Boom, Regulators Struggle With Staffing Wyoming's stable unemployment numbers are notable http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyomings-stable-unemployment-numbers-are-notable-0 <p>For the fourth straight month, Wyoming’s unemployment rate remains at four point nine percent.&nbsp; University of Wyoming Economist Anne Alexander says the news is surprising when you consider low natural gas prices and concerns about the coal industry.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 00:51:33 +0000 Bob Beck 39753 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming's stable unemployment numbers are notable UW job fair reflects a boost in hiring prospects for students http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/uw-job-fair-reflects-boost-hiring-prospects-students <div _fallwcm="1" class="bdyItmPrt" id="divBdy"><div><div><div><div style="margin:0;"><span lang="en-US"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;"><font size="3"><span style="font-size:13pt;">The University of Wyoming’s fall job fair </span></font><font color="#1F497D" size="3"><span style="font-size:13pt;">was </span></font><font size="3"><span style="font-size:13pt;">Tuesday, </span></font><font color="#1F497D" size="3"><span style="font-size:13pt;">and the students’ </span></font><font size="3"><span style="font-size:13pt;">outlook </span></font><font color="#1F Tue, 02 Oct 2012 23:45:32 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 30910 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org UW job fair reflects a boost in hiring prospects for students