Apprenticeship Job Fair Offers Earn-and-Learn Job Opportunities



National Apprenticeship Week is Nov. 11-17 and Workforce Services hosted  an Apprenticeship Job Fair to connect job seekers with employers. More than 30 sponsors and 250 job seekers attended the job fair.


Apprenticeships combine paid on-the-job training with relevant classroom instruction, allowing apprentices to develop valuable skills without accruing student loan debt. More...





Utah’s Unemployment Insurance operations recognized as a top-performing program nationally



The U.S. Department of Labor recognized the Utah Department of Workforce Services today with two operational excellence awards for unemployment insurance appeals decisions and tax operations. The national recognition distinguishes Utah as a top-performing state for operating its unemployment insurance and appeals programs faster and more effectively than other medium-sized states.


“These awards recognize our efforts to support both employers and job seekers in times of unemployment,” said Jon Pierpont, executive director of the Department of Workforce Services. “Never resting on our laurels and our unremitting commitment to administering Utah’s unemployment insurance program both efficiently and effectively has led to this recognition of operational excellence.” More...