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Mead staff member says workforce training law needs fixing

July 24, 2018

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — A member of Gov. Matt Mead’s staff says a workforce training program enacted this year isn’t working as intended because of bureaucratic hurdles.

Jerimiah Rieman is Mead’s director for economic diversification strategy and initiatives and he says the law creating the program needs to be fixed.

The Laramie Boomerang reports that the law passed in March with a $6 million appropriation was part of the governor’s new economic diversification initiative.

The law provides incentives for private companies by funding state-sponsored workforce training grants to encourage job creation in certain industries.

But Wyoming Workforce Services Director John Cox says it’s been difficult to make feasible grant rules because of the labyrinth of stipulations included in the law.

Cox will detail the law’s problems to a legislative committee next month.

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Information from: Laramie Boomerang, http://www.laramieboomerang.com

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