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How does the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services serve its clients?

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The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services serves its unemployed clients through the provision of skill level assessments, job search workshops and placement assistance. It serves its business clients by providing employee recruitment and training, job fair and job restructuring assistance. Its employee training, federally funded under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, targets industries such as health care, construction and office technology. The department gives priority access to its services to honorably discharged, active service military veterans and their spouses.

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Eligible senior citizens receive services through the department's Senior Community Service Employment Program, which provides case management services, training and placement in subsidized community service jobs to qualifying senior citizens. To qualify for employment services, senior citizens must be 55 years or older, unemployed with few employment options, and at or below 125 percent of the federal poverty guideline. The senior employment program also provides a guide for employers working with older adult employees or volunteers.

The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services administers the state's unemployment insurance program and processes workers' discrimination complaints and wage claims through its Labor Standards Office. The Labor Standards Office also provides employee/employer dispute resolution, addresses violations of employment of minors laws, and provides certificates of residency to contractors pursuing public works contracts. The department's Wyoming OSHA Division handles workplace safety violations under the Wyoming Occupational Health and Safety Act providing complaint investigation and resolution services to complainants.

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