oil boom http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Wyoming Construction Contractors Struggle To Fill Rolls http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-construction-contractors-struggle-fill-rolls <p>Construction contractors in Wyoming are struggling to find enough workers.</p><p>Wyoming Construction Coalition President Josh Carnahan says energy&nbsp;development -- particularly oil --&nbsp;is fueling a rapid rise in construction jobs around the state.</p><p>“It impacts prices because we need to recruit employees to come in and do the work,” Carnahan says. The only way on a short term to attract employees is pay them a little higher and offer them a little better benefits.”</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 15:32:14 +0000 Miles Bryan 60713 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Construction Contractors Struggle To Fill Rolls Converse County oil boom draws concerns from residents http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/converse-county-oil-boom-draws-concerns-residents <p>In October, we reported that Chesapeake Energy had drilled a series of oil wells near Douglas, very close to people’s houses. Chesapeake says the area will likely continue to be a core drilling region. That has some area residents uneasy. Wyoming Public Radio’s Willow Belden reports.</p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 23:50:13 +0000 Willow Belden 33800 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Converse County oil boom draws concerns from residents