Washington, D.C. based Company looks to Cheyenne for Possible Expansion

CAPTEL, a leading national political communications company that is headquartered on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. will be in Cheyenne August 16 to determine if there is an interested, quality workforce available for their expanding call center and office. If CAPTEL finds there is a sufficient level of interest from prospective employees in the Cheyenne area, tentative plans call for hiring and training to begin in early December.

CAPTEL’s second trip to Wyoming will give company representatives further insight into the available workforce. The company is seeking quality workers that are interested in making a difference in the future direction of federal legislation affecting individuals, businesses and health care professionals. CAPTEL prides itself in being a unique call center operation with no cold calling. Organizations contract with CAPTEL to keep association members informed and active. CAPTEL’s work atmosphere is designed to be pleasant and professional. The company offers a competitive hourly base wage, generous incentive plan and company-paid health care benefits for full time employees.

Cheyenne became a leading consideration for CAPTEL’s expansion during a tour of the state in July that was organized by the Wyoming Business Council. Amy Biederman of CAPTEL commented on their visit, “We were first attracted to Wyoming because of its well-organized outreach, inviting businesses like CAPTEL to the State. We were also aware of its potential workforce. From our visit we narrowed our search to Cheyenne, Gillette, and Thermopolis because of their strong business structure and welcoming community leaders.” CAPTEL representatives will be re-visiting the other two communities following their visit to Cheyenne.

Randy Bruns, Chief Executive Officer of Cheyenne LEADS commented, “Clearly the State of Wyoming can play an important role in corporate recruiting. The CAPTEL effort is yet one more excellent example of the partnership between the Wyoming Business Council and local economic development entities. Ultimately it will be up to the company to determine where its needs can be best met.”

Executives from CAPTEL’s Washington office will be at the Cheyenne Workforce Center on August 16 to discuss opportunities with prospective employees from the Cheyenne area. Further information about the possible positions will be in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle classifieds on August 7 and August 10.

CAPTEL, a privately-held company based in Washington, DC, is one of the nation’s leading providers of political fundraising and marketing communications services for national associations, public policy groups and political organizations. Founded in 1997, the company employs 100 at its offices on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC and in Fells Point, Baltimore, Maryland.

Cheyenne LEADS is a private, not-for-profit economic development organization serving as the economic development entity for the City of Cheyenne and Laramie County, Wyoming. LEADS garners its operating funding from the City of Cheyenne, Laramie County, the Cheyenne-Laramie County Joint Powers Board and more than 300 corporate and individual dues-paying members. LEADS can assist non-retail businesses in all phases of relocation or expansion in the area.