USOR 100 – Spotlight on Employee Excellence: Diane Curtis


Diane Curtis has worked for Vocational Rehabilitation for over 11 years. She is currently a supervising counselor in the Southern Utah District. Diane is known best for her genuine and caring approach to helping clients find success. Diane's contributions to USOR are many and as you can see by her responses below, she has a passion for the work we do. More...



Utah’s Employment Summary: November 2021

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The following statistics are presented comparing November 2019 to November 2021.


(Nov. 17, 2021) Utah’s nonfarm payroll employment for November 2021 increased an estimated 3.6% across the past 24 months, with the state’s economy adding a cumulative 57,900 jobs since November 2019. Utah’s current employment level stands at 1,646,900.


November’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate is estimated at 2.1%, with approximately 34,500 Utahns unemployed. Utah’s October unemployment rate is unchanged at 2.2%. The November national unemployment rate continued to decline, registering 4.2%. More...





National Apprenticeship Week 2021 a Success

Gov. Spencer Cox declared Nov. 15-20, 2021 National Apprenticeship Week in Utah. The declaration stated, “Registered Apprenticeship is a time-tested and proven method of ensuring that the demand of skilled workers can be met in Utah and nationally.” In a meeting with Melisa Stark, Commissioner of Apprenticeship programs, and members of the Apprenticeship Utah Network, Cox expressed the importance of increasing apprenticeship opportunities in our state as another pathway to career success. More...