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2002 — Winter Olympics Support; New Jobs.Utah.Gov

20th Anniversary of the Utah Department of Workforce Services


Workforce Services was instrumental in supporting staffing for the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. The department assisted the Salt Lake Organizing Committee (SLOC) to fill upwards of 26,000 positions for pre-game and games-time employment opportunities. Staff completed more than 1,500 interviews and donated space for SLOC recruiters to hold interviews, training and orientation. More...

Eligibility Services Addressing Intergenerational Poverty

As part of the Department of Workforce Services’ comprehensive efforts to reduce the number of Utah families in intergenerational poverty (IGP), the Eligibility Services Division (ESD) has become a frontrunner in effectively engaging with and supporting these individuals and their families.

For a majority of Utah’s IGP population, contact with ESD is the only direct interaction they have with Workforce Services. ESD leadership recognized the unique opportunity their division has to become actively involved in serving these households. A work group was formed to identify what could be done to increase the division’s effectiveness in serving IGP customers. A significant outcome of this work group was the establishment of Community Resource Liaisons within ESD’s various teams. More...

2001 — Utah First to Launch Online Claims

20th Anniversary of the Utah Department of Workforce Services


Utah became the first state to initialize a fully automated online unemployment claims filing system enabling customers to access information any time. The new service provided a secure internet connection for filing an initial claim for benefits, accessing individual account information and locating reemployment services. More...