Utah's Employment Summary: January 2018

Utah’s employment for January 2018 grew by an estimated 2.9 percent, adding 41,300 jobs to the economy since January 2017. Utah’s current employment level registers 1,473,300. December’s year-over job growth was revised from 2.7 percent to 3.1 percent.

January’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped one-tenth of a percentage point from the prior month to 3.1 percent. Approximately 49,200 Utahns were unemployed during the month and actively seeking work. The national unemployment rate remained unchanged from December at 4.1 percent. More...

Work Ability Job Fair: April 10, 2018

To help connect businesses with job-ready individuals with disabilities, the Department of Workforce Services, Utah State Office of Rehabilitation (USOR) is hosting a Work Ability Career Exploration & Job Fair at the Sanderson Center at 5709 S. 1500 W. in Taylorsville, Tuesday, April 10 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

This job fair provides the opportunity for individuals with disabilities to gain employment, and for employers to find qualified candidates to fill their open positions.

In addition, the job fair will host workshops starting at 9:30 a.m. Workshop topics include: 

  • How to Get the Most Out of a Job Fair
  • Successful Job Search: Dress on a Dime and Secrets to a Winning
  • Interview
  • What are Employers Looking For?
  • Applying for and Working in Federal or State Government
  • Social Security Disability and Working

This event is free and open to the public. For questions, contact a Vocational Rehabilitation counselor or a Choose to Work specialist. You may also contact Thomas Smith at 801-887-0282 or thomassmith@utah.gov.

Finding Child Care for Working Parents

Parents of young children who are considering joining the workforce or advancing their career are often concerned about finding high-quality, affordable child care. It can be a challenge for parents to enter the workforce when they don’t know where to start with child care. 

It’s important to select a child care program that provides a safe, nurturing and developmentally appropriate setting. The Department of Workforce Services' Office of Child Care helps working parents evaluate a program’s quality of services through our online toolCareAboutChildcare.utah.gov. More...