Effort to Attract Workers Starts Well

Casper, WY – Organizers say an effort to attract new workers to Casper has gotten off to a good start. The Casper Star Tribune and the Casper Area Economic Development Alliance are the sponsors of Casper Works. CAEDA President Chris Manegold says newspaper advertising in several states is directing prospective workers to a website that got 1,600 hits in February. Manegold says the majority of visitors to the Casper Works website come from the targeted markets in Washington, Oregon, and Colorado. But he says there have been visitors from as far away as Alaska, Delaware, and Alabama. Manegold says the true test will be how many people are successful in finding jobs in Casper. Manegold says the lack of skilled workers is the critical issue for growing Casper's economy.