New initiatives expected to help the job market

Laramie County Community College spring 2019 graduates may be wondering what to expect from the state of the job market in Cheyenne and Wyoming.

As students graduate, there seems to be more who end up leaving the state rather than staying. Initiatives have been setup to keep students in the state to help fill positions that are lacking workers.

“The state, right now, is desperate to have our students come and join the workforce,” Director of Career Services Adam Keizer said. “They’ve started all sorts of initiatives to get students interested in staying in Wyoming and in Cheyenne, including the Governor’s Initiative. They know that their workforce is aging and they would really like to have our students come in and fill those positions that are so desperately needed.”

According to local employers, the need in this area is for soft skills or people skills. New people entering the workforce need these skills, such as dealing with people, talking with people and treating people right. Customer service is a huge priority in the workforce. Most employers will teach the right person the rest.

“The local job market is strong,” Keizer said.  

There are employers looking to hire in many fields, including accounting and construction, Keizer said.

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