The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services is receiving $722,717 in grants from the U.S. Department of Labor for workforce data improvement.

The grant is part of more than $6 million in grants to states designed to improve the quality and availability of workforce data.

These funds will enable six additional states to build or expand databases that integrate workforce data and create linkages to education data in order to enhance the effectiveness of employment and training programs.

The grantees include four states that will begin to develop their longitudinal databases (Kansas, Oregon, North Carolina and Wyoming) and two states that intend to expand work already initiated on their databases (Ohio and Virginia).

Information gathered through this initiative will be used to develop tools to help users learn about the benefits of the publicly-funded workforce system.

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