Articles With Keyword "Employment"

HR Changes Coming, along with Chamber-hosted bootcamp

New Fair Labor Standards Act rules are changing the federal guidelines for "exempt employees": employees that are paid a salary and are exempt from having to be paid for overtime work - effective December 1. Come to one of the Chamber's half-day work sessions on Thursday, November 17, to learn what you need to do to comply!
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Business Retention & Expansion: Focus of Your Chamber

The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce relies heavily on the 200-plus volunteers who serve our organization, either as directors of our board or on one of our many committees. One of our most active committees is the Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) Committee, led by committee chairperson Ken Thorpe, with Powder River Heating and Air Conditioning. The BRE Committee is comprised of member business people who share the common goal of developing new tools and programs to help area businesses grow and prosper, in addition to planning and implementing workforce strategies that will ensure the future employability of our workers and address issues affecting business retention, productivity and economic competitiveness.
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New Overtime Pay Rules Announced

President Obama and Labor Secretary Perez announced the publication of the U.S. Department of Labor's final rule updating the overtime regulations, which will automatically extend overtime pay protections to over 4 million workers within the first year of implementation. The new rules focus primarily on updating the salary and compensation levels needed for "Executive, Administrative and Professional workers" to be exempt from overtime pay when they work more than 40 hours in a workweek.
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Our Largest Employers

The Sheridan County Chamber has just updated its study identifying the largest employers in the Sheridan County area. So who ARE those employers??
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Jobs and Wages in Sheridan County

Jobs and wages are on the rise in Sheridan County. The Department of Workforce Services Research and Planning Section released data last week that shows both grew faster than their five-year average in the third quarter of 2013.
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Largest Employers in Sheridan County

The Sheridan County Chamber has just updated our study to identify the largest employers in the Sheridan County area. So who ARE the largest 25 employers???
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Sheridan College Bond Issue

Why a bond initiative? Bond measures are the tool specified by state statute for community colleges to raise money from the community. Despite this, of the last $48 million in improvements at Sheridan College since 1976, 66% came from private foundations and donations, and 33% came from the State of Wyoming.
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Job Fair for Veterans

The Sheridan VA is holding its first annual Job Fair for Veterans, June 21-22.
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Business Leaders Discuss Economic Development

Local business leaders gathered at the Black Tooth Brewing Company Thursday to revel in the success story of Vacutech and discuss ways in which the business community might continue to develop in Sheridan.
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Sheridan Ranks 5th in Economic Strength

POLICOM Corporation has just released its 2012 study ranking Sheridan as 5th highest in economic strength of all "micropolitans" in the nation - 5th out of 576 other "micropolitans" (the firm's term for communities with a population of 10,000-50,000).
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