2002 — Winter Olympics Support; New Jobs.Utah.Gov

20th Anniversary of the Utah Department of Workforce Services

2002 — WINTER OLYMPICS SUPPORT; NEW JOBS.UTAH.GOV

Workforce Services was instrumental in supporting staffing for the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. The department assisted the Salt Lake Organizing Committee (SLOC) to fill upwards of 26,000 positions for pre-game and games-time employment opportunities. Staff completed more than 1,500 interviews and donated space for SLOC recruiters to hold interviews, training and orientation.


2002 AT A GLANCE:

After three years of production, jobs.utah.gov was launched and became the state’s new online and self-directed job matching system; the first of its kind in the nation. 4,000 Utah jobs and 65,000 resumes on jobs.utah.gov. 192,986 individuals referred to jobs. 253,697 job seekers served.
Applicants were directed to saltlake2002.com to apply for a job at the 2002 Winter Games.
The first homepage of jobs.utah.gov in 2002.
As jobs.utah.gov rolled out, various promotional materials were created to spread the news.
The core web team that worked on jobs.utah.gov. Kevin Olsen (far right) is the current web manager and has worked on the department website since it was formed.
Brent Fife, Kathy Link, Leslie Henderson, LeAnn Larsen Goats, Jon Pierpont and Debbie Herr, at a conference in Kalispell, Montana.
Raylene Ireland becomes the second executive director of Workforce Services. Her past public service included being the executive director of the Utah Department of Administrative Services.
Moab hosts a regional veterans conference and dedicates a new flag.
2002 Annual Report. Click on image to read it.

KEY MILESTONES:
  • New Audit and Quality Division created to address questions of service delivery
  • Adjudication Division named “most improved” in region by U.S. Department of Labor
  • Fire destroys Payson Employment Center yet services to customers are restored in just two days
  • Unemployment Insurance Tax program recognized for outstanding performance by the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration (DOL ETA)
  • The Road Home presents “Community Leadership Award” for department’s service to the homeless
  • Castle Dale, West Valley, Spanish Fork, and Tooele Employment Centers opened
Coming Up Next
2003/2004 -- WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AND INFORMATION DIVISION