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COVID-19

The Department of Workforce Services continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic, under the direction of the Governor’s Office. Below you will find information and resources regarding our services and COVID-19. Please check back regularly as these resources will continually be updated.

Unemployment Insurance

Temporary Layoff Virtual Workshop for Employees

  • This online workshop provides information on how to apply for unemployment insurance, what temporary financial assistance may be available and tips for finding a new job.
  • To register, sign into ‘my Job Search’, and then find the date and time you want to sign up for in the calendar. Get step-by-step instructions.

Recruitment Support

  • If your business needs to hire workers to meet a surge in demand, post your open jobs with us to be viewable by tens of thousands of job seekers.
  • If you need need special assistance to hire large numbers or short-term furloughed workers, please contact your local workforce development specialist

One Utah Child Care

To meet the needs of essential employees in the public health and safety sectors during the COVID-19 pandemic, a free and temporary network of emergency child care programs has been established. To learn more about the program and who is qualified, please see the overview below. Registration begins Monday, March 30, 2020.

Office of Child Care

Food Assistance

Energy Assistance

  • The HEAT program provides energy assistance and year-round energy crisis assistance for eligible low-income households in Utah.
  • If you are in danger of shut-off or need assistance paying your bills, contact your local HEAT office or apply online or call 1-866-205-4357.

Medical Assistance

Employment Centers

  • The Park City office is closed at least until May 1, due to Summit County's Shelter-in-Place order.
  • Please use telephone and online resources.
  • If you do come into a Workforce Services office, you may notice a few changes.
    • Customers may be asked to wait outside to maintain social distancing. Please follow staff member instructions.
    • No in-person workshops are being held. Online workshops are available.
  • Some customer computers may be turned off to maintain “social distancing” and ensure people are not sitting too close together.
  • Appointments with staff may be held over the phone instead of in person.

ASL Updates

Please follow the direction of the Governor and the COVID-19 Community Task Force, and stay home if you are feeling sick.

While we maintain operations at our offices, we are also shifting some employees to work from home when possible. We look forward to continuing to serve you and strive to meet the needs of our customers with responsive, respectful and accurate service.