Town Hall Meeting on February 20 for WIOA

The general public is invited to a town hall meeting on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. to provide comment on the federally required two-year modification of the Utah Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) Unified State Plan. The state plan outlines Utah’s four-year strategy to increase access to and opportunities for employment, education and training. The modifications reflect updates or changes to the plan. View the flyer here. More...


Free Employer Workshop on Disabilities in the Workplace on March 13


The Utah State Office of Rehabilitation is hosting an employer workshop about the benefits and resources for employing individuals with disabilities on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Division of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired at 250 N. 1950 W. #B in Salt Lake City. More...



Utah Grows to the 31st Largest State Economy



By Mark Knold, Supervising Economist


Several runners are engaged in a race. They move along, jockeying for position when they all stumble into a ditch. Most runners crash hard; others don’t. One twists an ankle and struggles to return. Another badly bruises a shin and limps due to pain. Yet, another scuffs a knee, gets up quickly and surmounts his fellow runners. Such is the case with the Utah economy and the ditch we called the Great Recession.


This yarn was contrived to illustrate what happened to Utah’s economy from the Great Recession’s onset to now. Based upon employment across 10 years, Utah has grown from the 33rd largest state economy to the 31st. Utah has passed Nevada and Kansas with Iowa not far ahead. More...