5/21/2020 -- The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services (DWS) will be issuing premium credits to eligible Wyoming employers enrolled in the Workers' Compensation program starting this July.
5/18/2020 -- The Department of Workforce Services (DWS) is contracting with 30 additional call center agents in order to reduce the hold times and process the unprecedented number of Unemployment Insurance claims the agency has been receiving.
5/01/2020 -- The Department of Workforce Services (DWS) is now accepting UI applications from those individuals who do not qualify for regular Unemployment Insurance benefits, but do qualify for the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program. This program, which is part of the CARES Act, provides up to 39 weeks of Unemployment Insurance benefits for those who are self-employed, independent contractors, gig economy workers, those who have exhausted their regular and extended benefits and others.
4/27/2020 -- The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services (DWS) will hold a virtual town hall to provide information about Pandemic Unemployment Insurance programs, as well as answer questions from job seekers and employers.
4/24/2020 -- Since the coronavirus pandemic began in Wyoming, workers in the state have received more than $42 million in Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits from a combination of federal emergency aid and the state UI fund.
4/17/2020 -- The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services (DWS) will host a series of virtual town halls to provide additional information about Department programs and unemployment insurance benefits, as well as answer questions from job seekers and employers.
4/16/2020 -- Unemployment claimants called back must accept work, the Department of Workforce Services (DWS) reminds unemployment claimants. To remain eligible for unemployment benefits, federal law requires that those who have been placed on a temporary layoff related to the COVID-19 pandemic must return to work if called back.
4/14/2020 -- The Department of Workforce Services (DWS) fully intends to begin accepting Unemployment Insurance applications from those individuals who qualify for some of the benefits included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act by the end of the week of April 27, if not sooner.
4/14/2020 -- During his April 8 press conference, Gov. Gordon discussed steps grocery stores should implement to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services supports these strategies for the protection of the public and our workforce.
4/6/2020 -- The Department of Workforce Services (DWS) is readying to update its Unemployment Insurance (UI) system to distribute unemployment funds from the Coronavirus stimulus package to boost jobless benefits.
4/3/2020 -- The COVID-19 outbreak has had a dramatic effect on every sector of the workforce, and the Department of Workforce Services stands ready to help those impacted.
4/2/2020 -- The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services (DWS) unemployment insurance division announced today a change in its unemployment insurance claims filing process in order to better serve citizens seeking benefits.
3/30/2020 -- Wyoming businesses exceeded the grant application limit for the Layoff Aversion Grants offered by the Department of Workforce Services (DWS) and the Wyoming Workforce Development Council (WWDC) last week.
3/19/2020 -- Department of Workforce Services (DWS) offices throughout the State of Wyoming are open and actively serving individuals. People who have been laid off and looking for work can find assistance at one of the department's 20 locations.