Family friendly programs for employers

In his Utah Home plan, Gov. Cox recognizes Utahns as some of the most generous, innovative, and hard-working individuals in the world. The plan emphasizes the importance of investing in Utah's people and expanding opportunities for them, particularly in supporting vulnerable families. It says, “We must invest in future generations and ensure opportunity for all.”

As an employer, you invest in Utah’s people by providing opportunities for individuals to find gainful employment and contribute to the world of work while developing careers. You are a large part of the success of Utah’s people and their future.

Gov. Cox has invited us to consider what more we can do to support the priorities outlined in the Utah Home Plan. By doing this, we can reflect on our current initiatives and explore ways to enhance our support for Utah's people.

The Department of Workforce Services provides resources and services to support your employees including underserved families. We invite you to consider these resources as options to assist those in your workforce. 

Child Care

Provide support for families so children have better opportunities for success.

To learn more about Utah’s child care challenges and ideas for business leaders to promote family friendly workplaces, take a look at this resource from the Salt Lake Chamber. 

The Office of Child Care is using COVID-19 relief funding to assist employers in developing child care options for their employees. Employer Child Care Startup grants encourage and enable businesses to create and develop on-site or near-site child care centers, or partner with child care providers to increase available slots for their employees’ children. This is a time limited program and employers are encouraged to quickly reach out to the Children’s Service Society while funding is available.

Education and Training

To learn more about these career and education resources and how they can help your business, employees and their families, contact your local Workforce Development Specialist

Refugee Services

Support some of our newest Utahns. Learn about what’s available locally, nationally and internationally. Learn about how to help Utah’s refugees here.

Don’t forget to celebrate the diversity of Utah’s refugees by supporting World Refugee Day on June 16 and 17 at Big Cottonwood Park. Enjoy food trucks, activities for the kids, live entertainment and a global market at this family friendly event.

Together as residents of this great state and stakeholders in its progress, we can resolve pressing issues, invest in future generations and ensure opportunity for all.  

Looking to Hire?

Please join us for the next statewide virtual job fair in July. Contact your Workforce Development Specialist to register for a FREE employer booth.

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