Utah's reemployment strategies at work

The U.S. Department of Labor’s second quarter report gives Utah high marks for a healthy unemployment insurance (UI) program. The purpose of unemployment insurance is to preserve a skilled workforce and function as an economic stabilizer.


Utah has approximately 1.3 million individuals in its labor force covered under unemployment insurance, and nearly 75,000 employers paying into the Unemployment Insurance Contribution Fund. Currently, there are approximately 11,000 of Utah’s labor force claiming benefits.More...



Workforce Wednesday: Developing Your Skills

A job search can be a lot like dating. Just ask Napoleon Dynamite: To get a date you need skills.

Likewise, to get a job you need skills. Ask yourself: Do my skills and experience match what employers are looking for? Skills can be learned in a variety of settings: employment, life experience, education, hobbies and volunteering. If you're looking for employment or a change in careers you will need to identify your skills as they relate to specific jobs. Doing so can help you stand out from the crowd and give you a better chance of securing that better job you've been looking for.More...