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2012 — Housing And Community Development Joins Workforce Services

20th Anniversary of the Utah Department of Workforce Services

2012 — HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT JOINS WORKFORCE SERVICES

The state’s Division of Housing and Community Development (HCD) moved to the Department of Workforce Services as per H.B. 139 that was introduced by Representative Wayne Harper. The bill stemmed from a study mandated by the Legislature of the potential benefits and consequences and also included statewide meetings with input from community leaders and stakeholders. Governor Gary Herbert signed the bill into law. More...

2011 — Ongoing Effects From The Recession

20th Anniversary of the Utah Department of Workforce Services

2011 — ONGOING EFFECTS FROM THE RECESSION

It was a challenging year in 2011 for the department with the ongoing effects of the Great Recession. Through careful management, Utah managed to be one of only 15 states that did not borrow funds in order to continue paying unemployment insurance benefits during and following the Great Recession. More...

2010 — EREP Goes Live

20th Anniversary of the Utah Department of Workforce Services

2010 — eREP GOES LIVE

eREP — the new eligibility rules based system — was the largest technology project in Utah’s history when it launched in October 2010. The long awaited system was implemented after more than seven years of development by hundreds of staff from the Department of Workforce Services, Department of Technology Services, Department of Health and Department of Human Services. More...