2005 — HELPING HURRICANE KATRINA EVACUEES
Workforce Services was recognized by Governor Jon Huntsman for successfully helping evacuees in a time of need. When Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast in August 2005, Utah stepped up to help by providing food stamps, cash assistance and child care grants to nearly 600 evacuees at Camp Williams.
Eligibility Staff from the Central Region and Unemployment Insurance (UI) Claims Takers helped respond to this effort by approving emergency public assistance and unemployment insurance. Utah was also one of fifteen states that helped Louisiana take their UI initial claims over the phone.
2005 JOB FAIR AT A GLANCE: