Workforce Wednesday: New Mobile App for Job Seekers

With a new year comes new job opportunities. And, for Workforce Services at least, a new tool to connect job seekers to openings in their area.

We’re announcing the Utah Jobs mobile app, which is now available for both Apple and Android phones. This new tool lets Utahns easily search jobs on their mobile device, target jobs by area and key searches, and add jobs to a favorites list. Users should set up an account with for full access.

We hopeful that this new tool will be a valuable asset to aid job seekers in their search. For more information, click here.

*Every Wednesday, Workforce Services takes a special look at issues or initiatives that affect Utah's workforce. Hop on Twitter to follow the latest innovations that help Utahns take their careers to the next level: #WorkforceWednesday

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