In the 2016 Legislative Session, House Bill 325 was
passed that required the transition of the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation
to the Department of Workforce Services. On June 1, 2016, the final transition
plan was submitted to the Legislature and posted online for public viewing at jobs.utah.gov/usortransition.
Jon Pierpont, executive director of Department of
Workforce Services, also submitted a letter to Legislators describing the
department’s priority of a successful transition and the steps taken to create
the plan and execute it by October 1, 2016.
Read Jon’s letter: More...
The Utah Cluster Acceleration Partnership announced
$3.5 million in grants for Utah educators and industries to educate and prepare
students for high-demand jobs. The announcement came at an event held today at Natural History Museum of Utah.
Utah Department of Workforce Services Executive Director Jon Pierpont
highlighted the importance of aligning educational opportunities with economic
“In Utah, we enjoy a healthy economy and a
strong public education system, but it takes a collaborative effort to ensure
that they line up with each other,” said Pierpont. “These grants help students
prepare for employment and meet the workforce needs of industries in the
After meeting with individuals who are experiencing
homelessness on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, Gov. Gary R. Herbert encouraged Utahns
to donate to the Pamela Atkinson Homeless Trust Fund on their Utah income tax
"In every part of our state, we have individuals and
families experiencing homelessness — some for a single night, and some for
weeks or months," said Gov. Herbert. "Donating to the trust fund
provides support directly to the services they need most, like emergency
shelter, healthcare and food. Utahns are known for helping their neighbors, and
that's exactly who these people are — our neighbors." More...