Refugee Services Director Named Woman of the Year


Please join us in celebrating Refugee Services Office Director Asha Parekh, who was recognized as a Woman of the Year by Utah Business Magazine. We are thankful for her service, passion and leadership in helping refugees in Utah achieve their full potential.

Asha was appointed as the director of the Refugee Services Office in 2015, and has worked tirelessly to best serve the refugee population in Utah. She is passionate about helping vulnerable populations have the best resources to help them succeed.  Prior to accepting her role within the Refugee Services Office Asha worked with YWCA Utah in founding the Salt Lake Area Family Justice Center.

The Utah Refugee Services Office was established in 2008, by the Governor of Utah at the request of refugee communities to provide better coordinated, more comprehensive services to refugees resettled in our state, and Asha's experience has helped her identify needs within the refugee community and work with her staff to meet those needs.

Learn more about the Utah Business 2021 Women of the Year at https://www.utahbusiness.com/utah-business-2021-women-of-the-year-honorees/.


Utah's Employment Summary: Aug. 2021


The following statistics are presented comparing Aug. 2019 to Aug. 2021.


Utah’s nonfarm payroll employment for August 2021 increased an estimated 3.8% across the past 24 months, with the state’s economy adding a cumulative 55,700 jobs since August 2019. Utah’s current employment level stands at 1,614,800. More...