Articles With Keyword "Workforce Development"

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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Economic Development Comes Largely From Within

I'm going to throw out a phrase to you that is sure to get you excited. Wait for it. Here it is: "economic development." Wow, that phrase is better than caffeine at getting you pumped up, don't you think? OK, maybe not. But maybe I can encourage you to keep reading so that I can at least share some of my enthusiasm.
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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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Downturn Will Impact State, But Efforts Will Buffer the Blow

The state of Wyoming continues to receive harsh economic news and projection around the energy industry. The impacts of the extractive industry downturn - both coal and oil/gas industries - have layoffs of employees and indirect impacts via retail sales, school populations, and increased social burdens. And Sheridan is and will be impacted.
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New Air Service Building Its Team – Job Fair August 28-29

Many, many pieces being addressed, but new commercial air service - Denver Air Connection - between Sheridan and Denver is still on target to start this November! One of those pieces is finding the right team of employees. Interested in being a part of this new air service? Come to the Job Fair on Friday/Saturday, August 28-29!
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“Wyoming Grown” Initiative

Governor Matt Mead's "Wyoming Grown" initiative - to encourage Wyoming natives who've moved away to bring their talents back home to Wyoming - is getting national attention. See this article that appeared in the July 16th edition of The New York Times:
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Reminder to Report New Hires

The Wyoming New Hire Reporting Center wants to remind businesses about new hire reporting. State and federal laws require all employers to report new and re-hired employees to a statewide directory within 20 days of the first day of work.
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Chamber Training: Succession Planning

An opportunity to give more thought to the future of your own business, in terms of succession planning and how to get there. This is a free training session presented by First Federal Savings Bank and the Chamber's Business Retention & Expansion Committee.
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What Is the Biggest Challenge to Local Business?

Finding and retaining dependable employees was listed as the greatest challenge among area businesses, according to a recent Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce membership survey.
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Win a Cancun Vacation

Win a premier vacation package for two in Cancun! Round-trip air from Denver to Cancun, three-night stay at The Royal in Playa Del Carmen.
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