2013 — GEN LEX PROJECT ROLLS OUT
The first of three phases of GenLEX, the new Next Generation Labor Exchange job matching system, was implemented. This was from the Workforce Innovation Fund grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Labor exchange is a term used to describe activities which connect job seekers and employers. Utah was one of the first states to implement an online approach to labor exchange; however, prior to this grant the online system had not been upgraded in nearly 10 years.
The grant allowed Workforce Services to create significant improvements to its online job seeker and employer systems. Changes to the labor exchange system are made annually and evaluated prior to the next year’s changes being released. The grant lasted until December 2016.
2013 AT A GLANCE: