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    Wyoming Grown Encourages Friends and Family to Return to Wyoming

    August 10, 2017

     

    Official LogoVert-380x300.pngOn May 11, 2015, Gov. Matt Mead and the Department of Workforce Services launched a new recruiting initiative called Wyoming Grown. Wyoming Grown is a free program to address workforce shortages and aims to bring people who were educated, grew up in or have ties to Wyoming to come back to live and work. The program welcomes people who have since left the state to consider continuing their career in Wyoming.

    Do you have a friend, family member or colleague interested in moving back to Wyoming?

    Wyoming Grown connects individuals who have a desire to return to Wyoming with in-demand career opportunities for the state’s top employers. Interested job seekers desiring to return to Wyoming will receive one-on-one job searching assistance from a personal recruiter in the community in which they are interested in relocating.

    Companies may post their high demand, high growth jobs by contacting their community’s personal recruiter. Your personal recruiter will conveniently help you post your jobs to the state’s largest job matching database: Wyoming at Work - wyomingatwork.com and (307) 777-8650.

    “Wyoming Grown has become a critical recruiting element for matching Wyoming employers who require a specialized skill set with a talented pool of workers looking to find their way back to Wyoming. If you are living outside of Wyoming but thinking of coming back, let Wyoming Grown’s personal recruiters be your eyes on the ground and use our networks to find great opportunities for you,” says Jackie Lance, a workforce specialist with the Laramie Workforce Center.

    “The department is grateful to the UW Alumni Association and the Advising, Career and Exploratory Studies Center (ACES) for their partnership and efforts to connect UW alumni with information about the program. Let us work together to inform your friends and family that returning to Wyoming could be the best career move they ever made. Refer them now at wyominggrown.org or have them call (307) 777-8650,” Lance says.

    The UW Alumni Association and the ACES will be here for our alumni wanting to participate in the Wyoming Grown program. You may find all of the information on our website at uwyo.edu/alumni or by calling (307) 766-4166.