UL hopes to employ 25 in Laramie by end of 2015

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Laramie, WY (AP) - Underwriters Laboratories says it hopes to employ 25 people at its new office in Laramie by the end of next year and possibly double that amount later.

Gov. Matt Mead announced Monday that it would open a technology office there in June, starting with six employees.

The global safety company puts its familiar UL seal of approval on electrical appliances and devices that meet its standards.

UL information technology director Mike Nuteson told the Laramie Boomerang that the company is looking for people with a technical background, either from schooling or job experience. He said it plans to "invest heavily" in training new employees.

UL will open its office at the Wyoming Technology Business Center at the University of Wyoming while it looks for a permanent space.

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