2013 — Gen LEX Project Rolls Out

20th Anniversary of the Utah Department of Workforce Services

2013 — GEN LEX PROJECT ROLLS OUT

The first of three phases of GenLEX, the new Next Generation Labor Exchange job matching system, was implemented. This was from the Workforce Innovation Fund grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor. More...


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...