Press Releases

View the latest news from the department below. 

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2018 Press Releases

  • November 26, 2018 - 2019 Unemployment Insurance Tax Rates for Utah Employers Announced
  • November 1, 2018 - H.E.A.T. program can help Utah households pay heating and energy costs
  • October 24, 2018 - Workforce Services hires new chief of Veterans Services
  • October 16, 2018 - Local Businesses Honored with Golden Key Awards for Hiring Individuals with Disabilities
  • October 1, 2018 - Utah releases annual report on families experiencing intergenerational poverty in the state
  • September 25, 2018 - Shelter the Homeless announces decision to sell the downtown shelter to the state
  • September 20, 2018 - Utah recognized nationally as a top-performing state for Unemployment Insurance operations
  • September 20, 2018 - Workforce Services director becomes president of national board
  • August 30, 2018 - Utah funds $900,000 in grants for addressing intergenerational poverty in local communities
  • August 20, 2018 - Utah businesses named on 2018 Disability Equality Index for supporting disabilities in the workplace
  • August 8, 2018 - Annual report: statewide homelessness numbers remain steady
  • July 16, 2018 - Utah's Department of Workforce Services partners with Moab employer  to hire and train local talent
  • June 26, 2018 - Utah funds more than $1.8 million in grants for workforce development
  • April 24, 2018 - New study of Utah’s “core IT” sector highlights high-wage jobs for a broad spectrum of educational attainment Report reveals growth in core IT is "Utah-grown and Utah-educated"
  • April 11, 2018 - Nation’s drug czar visits Utah to see Sober Living program
  • February 20, 2018 - Workforce Services Appoints New Leader of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

2017 Press Releases

  • November 29, 2017 - New 2018 Unemployment Insurance Tax Rates for Utah Businesses Announced
  • November 8, 2017 - Utah's Unemployment Insurance Program Leads Nationally
  • October 25, 2017 - Workforce Services director selected to serve on national board
  • October 24, 2017 - Local Employers Honored for Going the Extra Mile to Serve Individuals with Disabilities
  • October 19, 2017 - Workforce Services Appoints New Workforce Program, Policy and Training Division Director
  • October 2, 2017 - Utah makes improvements in intergenerational poverty
  • July 19, 2017 - Workforce Services Appoints New Utah State Office of Rehabilitation Director
  • June 29, 2017 - Workforce Services honors the late Governor Olene S. Walker at 20th anniversary event
  • June 16, 2017 - Utah funds more than $2 million in grants for workforce development
  • April 24, 2017 - Workforce Services Appoints New Unemployment Insurance Division Director
  • March 22, 2017 - Utah ranks top five for veteran unemployment rate
  • February 7, 2017 - Governor Herbert urges Utahns to make a difference for families in homelessness through the Pamela Atkinson Homeless Trust Fund
  • January 19, 2017 - Utah’s Five- and 10-Year Plan to address intergenerational poverty released by the Intergenerational Welfare Reform Commission
  • January 11, 2017 - Statewide Assessment Shows Utah’s Affordable Housing Gaps, Needs

2016 Press Releases

  • November 29, 2016 - New 2017 Unemployment Insurance Tax Rates for Utah Businesses Announced
  • October 5, 2016 - Utah's Unemployment Insurance Program Receives National Recognition
  • October 3, 2016 - Governor Herbert welcomes Utah State Office of Rehabilitation to the Department of Workforce Services
  • September 27, 2016 - State of Utah Awarded for Workforce Services' Intergenerational Poverty Initiative
  • September 7, 2016 - Utah featured in U.S. House Ways & Means Subcommittee hearing
  • July 27, 2016 - Utah funds $3.4 million in grants for workforce development
  • May 11, 2016 - New Utah Homeless Numbers Show Total Homelessness Slightly Up, Chronic Homelessness Slightly Down
  • April 14, 2016 - State Workforce Development Board Announces New Chair
  • March 25, 2016 - Utah ranks top five for veterans unemployment rate

2015 Press Releases

  • December 3, 2015 - Utah’s strong economy benefiting employers
  • November 10, 2015 - Refugees welcome Governor Herbert at newly opened Utah Refugee Education and Training Center
  • October 29, 2015 - Utah's Intergenerational Poverty Initiative on Display in Washington, D.C.
  • October 22, 2015 - Utah's Unemployment Insurance Program Leads Nationally
  • October 8, 2015 - Workforce Services Director to Chair National Equal Opportunity Committee
  • April 28, 2015 - Utah's Chronic Homelessness Approaching "Functional Zero"
  • April 1, 2015 - Policy Vision Set for Addressing Intergenerational Poverty
  • February 12, 2015 - Housing and Community Development Director Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award
  • February 12, 2015 - Year of Education Grants Yields Hundreds of New Openings
  • January 27, 2015 - Workforce Services director to serve as Vice Chair of NASWA's Equal Opportunity Committee

2014 Press Releases

  • December 4, 2014 - Utah Businesses to Pay Less in Unemployment Insurance Taxes
  • October 22, 2014 - Utah's Unemployment Insurance Program Leads Nationally
  • October 17, 2014 - Utah Housing and Community Development receives 2014 COSCDA Sterling Achievement Award
  • September 8, 2014 - State Grants Align Educational Outcomes with Industry Needs
  • August 21, 2014 - Governor, Economic Leaders to Visit Uintah Basin
  • August 19, 2014 - Workforce Services Appoints New Office of Child Care Director
  • June 12, 2014 - Utah Businesses See Reduction in UI Tax
  • May 12, 2014 - Overall Homelessness Significantly Drops in Utah
  • May 7, 2014 - State Announces $6 Million in New STEM Education Funding STEM Link Grant Provides Additional Resources to Schools