It took nearly 3 years, but the United States Congress’ efforts to make the minimum wage more competitive have finally come to pass. The Federal minimum wage is now $7.25 per hour. Chanda Richards is the Sheridan Center supervisor for the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services. She says that last year, employers had to offer much more than minimum wage just to find employees, but now things have changed.
Washington chose to make the increase to over $7 an hour a gradual one. Last summer the rate climbed to $6.55 an hour, and this year it reaches the goal set by Congress.
The job market is depressed all over the country but there are jobs available in the Sheridan area. Whether a potential employee or an employer, the W-F-S office can help bring these two groups together. Click here to go to the workforce services website.