As business halts, workers brace for unemployment
March 26, 2020
CASPER — The phones at the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services office have been ringing off the hook.
Busy signals and hour wait times greet callers, even as 37 agency employees frantically answer desperate caller after desperate caller. Each is eager to work but restricted from doing so, looking for relief in a time of economic uncertainty brought on by a global pandemic.
Calls to the agency are only expected to rise, after Gov. Mark Gordon and state health officer Dr. Alexia Harrist ordered restaurants, bars, gyms, theaters and many other public spaces closed Thursday afternoon...