U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., hosted
U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta in Wyoming this week for events
focused on workforce development and mining production in the state.
On March 18, Enzi and Acosta began the visit by touring North Antelope Rochelle Mine in Campbell County. Afterward, they traveled to Casper to tour the Wyoming Contractors Association’s (WCA) Regional Training Center. On March 19, Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon joined Enzi and Acosta to visit the Wind River Job Corps Center in Riverton. Later that day, Enzi and Acosta toured Genesis Alkali, a trona mine in Green River.
“It was wonderful to welcome Secretary Acosta to Wyoming and show him two different types of mining and some of our important workforce education facilities,” Enzi said. “It is a unique opportunity to have a cabinet member spend so much time and travel so many miles from one corner of the state to the other. I look forward to continuing to work with the administration to implement policies that support and promote jobs in Wyoming and across the country.”
“Thank you to Senator Enzi for hosting me to learn firsthand about Wyoming’s mining industry and workforce development programs,” Acosta said. “This Administration is committed to strengthening the American workforce, which includes keeping miners safe and supporting workforce development initiatives that help American job seekers learn work-based skills and obtain good, family-sustaining careers.”