World Refugee Day 2015

Refugees, representing more than 20 different ethnic communities worldwide, gathered with Utahns from the local welcoming community to celebrate World Refugee Day on Saturday, June 6.

“[This event] is an opportunity for the community to come together. Every one of these folks has an amazing story,” said Gerald Brown, director of the Utah Refugee Services Office. “This is great place to make a friend. That’s why we do it.”More...


Workforce Wednesday: Serving the Veteran Workforce

General George S. Patton said of American soldiers killed in combat that we should “thank God that such men lived.” With the observance of Memorial Day this week, people across the country did just that—honoring the commitment and sacrifice of loved ones who once donned the uniform of our armed forces. But when the flags are put away and the flowers have wilted, how do we continually honor our lost service members every other day of the year? More...


Utah's Employment Summary: April 2015

April 2015 continued the trend of strong economic indicators for Utah's workforce and businesses. Jobs grew by an estimated 4.0 percent, adding 52,500 jobs to the economy as compared to April 2014. Utah's current employment level registers 1,347,700.

The unemployment rate for April remained on par with March 2015, measuring 3.4 percent. Approximately 49,700 Utahns were unemployed and actively seeking work. The national unemployment rate dropped one-tenth of a percentage point to 5.4 percent for the month.More...