Eagle Awards Winners Support Veterans in Employment Goals

In the state of Utah, there are hundreds of individuals in the Department of Workforce Services dedicated to helping veterans access resources for employment and assistance programs. Employees of Workforce Services have helped numerous veterans find employment, but a few were honored at this year's veterans conference for going above and beyond to help a veteran in need.


Each year five individuals are honored for their commitment and efforts in assisting veterans to the best of their ability. They spent countless hours helping them find the resources they needed, and for that reason the following individuals were honored with an Eagle Award.


This year’s Eagle Award winners are: More...




Sanderson Community Center Celebrates 25th Anniversary


The Robert G. Sanderson Community Center of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing celebrated its 25th anniversary on Friday, September 8, 2017.

Approximately 450 Utahns who are deaf or hard of hearing or have ties to the community were at the event celebrating with games, dinner and a special performance.

With the event theme “Blast from the Past,” the community center celebrated its rich history dating back to 1946 when a need for a meeting place was identified for those who are deaf and hard of hearing in Utah. More...



Utah's Employment Summary: July 2017



Utah’s employment for July 2017 grew by an estimated 2.9 percent, adding 41,300 jobs to the economy since July 2016. Utah’s current employment level registers 1,460,200.


July’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose one-tenth of a percentage point to 3.5 percent. Approximately 54,500 Utahns were unemployed during the month and actively seeking work. The national unemployment rate decreased one-tenth of a percentage point from June to 4.3 percent. More...