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Cody restaurants are struggling with smaller staffs, which is taking such a toll that many are considering partial closures and altered hours to avoid burnout. Connie Mowatt is the owner of Zapata’s, a New Mexico-style restaurant on Sheridan Avenue in downtown Cody. As a result of open positions and low interest, she is closing Zapata’s…

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dropped last week to 406,000, a new pandemic low and more evidence that the job market is strengthening as the virus wanes and economy further reopens. Thursday’s report from the Labor Department showed that applications declined 38,000 from 444,000 a week earlier. The number of…

Wyoming is easing back into normal employment patterns, as the Equality State fares better than the rest of the nation when it comes to jobs. The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services released the state’s latest unemployment numbers on Monday, May 23. Once again, the numbers suggest Wyoming is recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic and returning…

Wyoming is experiencing high amounts of job openings not being filled. All around Cody, business owners are looking for anyone who is willing to work. Brian and Denise Wiegand are owners of Bubba’s BBQ restaurant in Cody and have struggled to get people to walk through the doors to give out an application. And are…

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The governor of Wyoming has announced that the state will end its participation in federal supplemental benefits intended to address high unemployment across the U.S. caused by the pandemic. Republican Gov. Mark Gordon said Tuesday the decision will end the weekly $300 payments starting June 19 and no longer expand eligibility…

Governor Mark Gordon announced Wyoming will end its participation in federal supplemental unemployment benefits to address workforce shortages. The programs were made available through federal laws initiated in response to the pandemic and include Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and Continued Assistance to Unemployed Workers Act of 2020. As of June 19,…

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell sharply last week to 684,000, the fewest since the pandemic erupted a year ago and a sign that the economy is improving. Thursday’s report from the Labor Department showed that jobless claims fell from 781,000 the week before.…

A second Wyoming coal mine is set to close this year in the Powder River Basin. The Coal Creek mine, owned by Arch Resources Inc., announced the closure on Tuesday over the next two years as the company transitions away from thermal coal to metallurgic coal. Powder River Basin mines produce about 40% of the…

Cody Labs. CertainTeed. Several large-scale employers have shut their doors and left dozens of quality Cody workers without jobs. Is there any solace to soothe our fears? Absolutely. Despite the closure of these major employers in Cody, the overall unemployment rate in Cody has been low for several years. While this is usually something that…


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