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One of the most difficult issues facing a company trying to expand its services and workforce is the overwhelming cost associated with hiring and training a workforce during the start-up phase of the expansion.

The Wyoming Workforce Development Training Fund can help a growing Wyoming business, or a business seeking to relocate to Wyoming, by deferring much of the training costs during the expansion phase.

Learn more about State of Wyoming Workforce Assistance

Business Training Grants

  • Your business must be registered with the Wyoming Secretary of State's Office, Unemployment Insurance, Workers' Compensation and Wyoming At Work.
  • Applications are competitive and processed on a monthly basis
  • Funding limits are:
    • $1,000/trainee/state fiscal year (up to $1,500 for preferred industries)
    • $10K/business/month, and
    • $50K/business/state fiscal year

Contact Info

Please call the Workforce Development Training Fund office at 307-777-8650 for more information about the Pre-Hiring Economic Development Grant program.

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Business Training Grants Application (users must register)

Business Training Grants Rules

Forms and Documents

The Pre-Hiring Economic Development Grant Program is designed to train skilled workers in a particular business, businesses or industry. Applications are completed through a partnering of four entities that contribute separate needs or services to the program:

  • A training entity that can deliver the training, certificate or skills the business requires.
  • A business, group of businesses or an industry with a need for workers.
  • The local or regional economic development entity that will work within the local or regional economic network to provide assistance.
  • The local Workforce Center, which will assist in the recruitment of potential skilled workers, along with placement of trained participants.

Contact Info

Please call the Workforce Development Training Fund office at 307-777-8650 for more information about the Pre-Hiring Economic Development Grant program.

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Pre-Hire Applications and Instructions

Pre-Hire Rules (coming soon)

Pre-Obligation Grants

  • Available to economic development entities to incentivize business recruitment and expansion;
  • Bypasses monthly competitive award process.

Contact Info

Please call the Workforce Development Training Fund office at 307-777-8650 for more information about the Pre-Obligation Grants program.

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Pre-Obligation Application and Instructions

Pre-Obligation Rules (coming soon)

Employers can register their openings and examine the labor pool free of charge with Wyoming's online job-matching system, Wyoming At Work.

Workforce specialists help write job orders, research wages and establish criteria to ensure the job listing is reaching the appropriate audience.

  • More recruitment and screening services are available at Workforce Centers located throughout Wyoming.
  • Workforce specialists are available to work with your company to identify labor information that will help with decision-making regarding hiring.

Visit the Wyoming At Work help desk to learn more about the program and to locate contact information for the Workforce Center nearest you.

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Visit http://doe.state.wy.us/lmi/ for Wyoming labor market information.