Wyoming Grown recruiters cast wide net, draw diverse job seekers in first year – VIDEO

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — New York City wasn’t for Caitlin Hanley.

She was an avid backpacker, a downhill skier and spelunker. Her heart was out west.

PHOTO: (L-R) Governor Matt Mead and Joan Evans, Wyoming Department of Workforce Services Director, launching Wyoming Grown, in May 2015. Photo provided by Wyoming Grown.

An article about Wyoming Grown, a Department of Workforce Services job recruitment program, published in the New York Times last summer promised opportunity.

“My mom saw the article and said ‘Why don’t you put your resume in?’” Hanley said. “I did it without thinking much more about it.

With Wyoming Grown’s help, Hanley landed a job as a project manager at Cheyenne advertising agency Warehouse Twenty One last fall.

READ MORE of this story at Wyoming Business Council by Tom Dixon. Video courtesy of Wyoming Grown.

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