Golden Key Awards honor Utah employers for leading the way in supporting individuals with disabilities and veterans

Eight local businesses, agencies and advocates were each awarded with the Golden Key Award, honoring their work to help promote employment opportunities for people with disabilities, including veterans. The 45th Golden Key Awards were presented by the Utah Governor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities and the Department of Workforce Services’ Utah State Office of Rehabilitation as part of the Disability:IN Utah annual summit.

Every year award recipients are nominated by their peers, employees and community partners for making the commitment to support people with disabilities and veterans through employment, including recruitment, training and workplace accommodations. More...

Some Facts About Utah’s Veterans May Surprise You

By Lecia Parks Langston, Senior Economist

“Veterans are a symbol of what makes our nation great, and we must never forget all they have done to ensure our freedom.”

–Rodney Frelinghuysen

The Census Bureau’s American Community Survey provides a wealth of information about the country’s veterans right down to the county level. The accompanying visualization and bullet points outline some of the pertinent facts about Utah’s population with past military service. More...

Eagle Award Winners Go Above and Beyond to Support Veterans

The Department of Workforce Services has hundreds of individuals who are dedicated to helping veterans access the resources they need in order to find employment, but there are a few who go above and beyond to serve veterans.

Each year five individuals are honored for their extraordinary efforts to serve veterans in their community, and receive an Eagle Award. Their efforts have made a great impact on the veterans they have served. More...