State Offers Resources To Laid Off Coal Mine Workers

By Staff 4-1,2016

Governor Mead has directed the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services (DWS), the Wyoming Department of Insurance, the Wyoming Community College Commission and the Wyoming Business Council to open temporary community resource centers in Casper, Gillette and Douglas for those affected by energy related layoffs.

The temporary resource centers will provide help and information on unemployment insurance, job opportunities, job training, health insurance and counseling services.

The centers will be staffed with experts able to assist individuals from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 1, Saturday, April 2, and Monday, April 4, and possibly longer depending on demand:

CASPER – DWS Casper Workforce Center (851 Werner Court #120). Phone (307) 234-4591

DOUGLAS – Eastern Wyoming College – Douglas campus (800 South Wind River Drive). Phone (307) 358-2147

GILLETTE – Gillette College Technical Education Center (3251 S 4-J Road). Phone (307) 682-9313

The DWS workforce centers in Casper, Douglas and Gillette will also be open for extended hours on Friday, April 1, from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m., Saturday, April 2, from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Monday, April 4, from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.