New study of Utah’s “core IT” sector



A new study of Utah’s information technology industry shows a fast-growing and high-paying sector for those with STEM-focused bachelor’s degrees and higher, as well as those with vocational training. The in-depth labor market study focused on coding workers, or “core IT” — those who design and build an IT company’s product.


Key findings of the study, A Labor Study of Software Publishing and Computer Systems Design, conducted by the Utah Workforce Research and Analysis Division, highlight the core IT industry’s strength and room for growth. With more than 90 percent of core IT new hires coming from other industries within Utah, researchers believe the vast majority are Utah-educated. More...





Utah's Unemployment Insurance Program honored for fraud prevention



The National Association of State Workforce Agencies released the following announcement recognizing Utah’s Unemployment Insurance (UI) Program for its work in preventing and eliminating fraud and waste.


The U.S. Department of Labor's standard for the percentage of UI claims that states respond to using the UI State Information Data Exchange System (see details below) is 50 percent. Only nine states exceed that standard, with Utah being the top performing state at 95 percent. More...





On-the-job Training is the Key to a New Start: Sarah's Story

After being laid off from a technology support position, Sarah spent six months looking for a new job. Her previous job gave her some experience as a project manager, but she realized that she lacked some skills and education that most higher-level project manager positions require. More...