Wyoming Looking for Workers in States with Big Layoffs

Friday, October 17, 2008 --- 11:20 a.m.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- The Wyoming Department of Corrections is targeting laid off workers in Wisconsin and several other states as it tries to fill hundreds of jobs.

Wyoming is one of the few states that has escaped the national economic crisis.

While other states are cutting programs and imposing hiring freezes, the Wyoming Legislature is expected to find another budget surplus when lawmakers return to Cheyenne in January.

General Motors is closing plants in Michigan and Wisconsin. New Hampshire is cutting back its budget and Virginia is closing prisons and laying off more than 300 corrections workers.

Wyoming is targeting these states as it looks to fill 435 corrections jobs.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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