Governor Issues Statement On HollyFrontier Cheyenne Announcement
The decision is expected to cut about 200 jobs from the company's Cheyenne workforce over the next year to year-and-a-half.
The governor's statement reads as follows:
"The announcement that Holly Frontier will be converting its refinery in Cheyenne to a biodiesel plant and reducing its workforce is a devastating blow to Cheyenne, Laramie County and all of Wyoming. This cost-saving decision is a reflection of both the changing nature of our country’s energy supply and trends that were present before the COVID-19 pandemic. It is a small consolation that Holly Frontier will continue operating in the area and will offer some employees positions in other locations.
I have requested the Department of Workforce Services make its rapid response teams available to provide assistance and resources for workers who are seeking new employment and training."