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2024 Press Releases

  • July 8, 2024 - Statewide Virtual Job Fair July 11
  • June 21, 2024 - Utah's Employment Summary: May 2024
  • June 20, 2024 - Naturalization Ceremony for 148 new citizens kicks off World Refugee Week
  • June 19, 2024 - Town of Circleville receives $2.6 million grant for road improvements
  • June 19, 2024 - Town of Woodruff receives funding for road improvements
  • June 19, 2024 - Daggett Municipal Building Authority receives funding for Community Health and Social Services Center
  • June 18, 2024 - Utah celebrates 20th annual World Refugee Day
  • May 17, 2024 - Utah's Employment Summary: April 2024
  • May 1, 2024 - The Office of Homeless Services Announces Appointments for Utah Homeless Service Board
  • April 30, 2024 - Statewide Virtual Job Fair May 2
  • April 19, 2024 - Utah's Employment Summary: March 2024
  • April 2, 2024 - Gov. Cox Declares Community Development Month in Utah
  • March 22, 2024 - Utah's Employment Summary: February 2024
  • March 12, 2024 - Workforce Services names Ben Crabb as new chief economist
  • March 6, 2024 - Utah's Employment Summary: January 2024
  • March 4, 2024 - Statewide Virtual Job Fair Mar. 7
  • February 29, 2024 - Gov. Cox and Pamela Atkinson advocate for Utahns experiencing homelessness by asking Utahns to donate on their state tax forms and online
  • February 14, 2024 - Aurora receives $880,000 for roadwork projects
  • February 14, 2024 - Milford receives $1.9 million for wastewater improvements
  • February 14, 2024 - Carbon County receives $283,000 grant for new emergency dispatch software
  • February 14, 2024 - Town of Manila receives $3.5 million for sewer improvements
  • January 19, 2024 - Utah's Employment Summary: December 2023
  • January 11, 2024 - Utah Homelessness Council Strengthens Commitment with New Co-chair and Members
  • January 11, 2024 - Volunteers Needed for Utah’s Statewide Point-in-Time Count
  • January 8, 2024 - Workforce Services Hosts Virtual Job Fair Jan. 11
  • January 3, 2024 - New Adoption Tax Credit Available for 2023 Taxes

2023 Press Releases

  • December 22, 2023 - Utah's Employment Summary: November 2023
  • December 19, 2023 - Workforce Services Appoints New Office of Child Care Director
  • December 6, 2023 - Workforce Services Appoints New Deputy Director
  • December 1, 2023 - State Awards Contract to Switchpoint for Microshelter Community
  • November 17, 2023 - Utah's Employment Summary: October 2023
  • November 15, 2023 - Workforce Services names new director of Eligibility Services
  • November 9, 2023 - Workforce Services Hosts Apprenticeship Showcase and Job Fair Nov. 14
  • October 31, 2023 - Utah Virtual Job Fair Nov. 2
  • October 20, 2023 - Utah's Employment Summary: September 2023
  • September 21, 2023 - Salt Lake County Winter Response Plan Finalized during Utah's Homelessness Council Meeting
  • September 21, 2023 - Golden Key Awards Celebrate Disability-inclusive Businesses
  • September 15, 2023 - Utah's Employment Summary: August 2023
  • September 5, 2023 - Statewide Virtual Job Fair Sept. 7
  • September 1, 2023 - SNAP customers can have benefits that are fraudulently stolen replaced
  • August 18, 2023 - Utah's Employment Summary: July 2023
  • August 10, 2023 - Salt Lake County Winter Response Plan Accepted by State Office of Homeless Services
  • July 21, 2023 - Utah's Employment Summary: June 2023
  • July 11, 2023 - Statewide Virtual Job Fair July 13
  • June 29, 2023 - Utah Office of Homeless Services Releases Annual Data Report
  • June 16, 2023 - Duchesne County receives $3 million for road improvements
  • June 16, 2023 - Utah's Employment Summary: May 2023
  • June 15, 2023 - World Refugee Day to celebrate Utah’s 65,000 refugees
  • June 14, 2023 - Naturalization Ceremony for 98 new citizens kicks off World Refugee Week
  • June 13, 2023 - Town of Leamington receives $2.7 million for culinary water improvements
  • June 13, 2023 - St. George receives $10 million for a new parking structure to support the proposed new city hall
  • June 13, 2023 - Moab City receives $7.9 million for street improvement project
  • June 9, 2023 - World Refugee Day to celebrate Utah’s 65,000 refugees
  • June 2, 2023 - Workforce Services names new Refugee Services Office director
  • May 19, 2023 - Utah's Employment Summary: April 2023
  • May 1, 2023 - Utah’s Next Virtual Job Fair is May 4
  • April 28, 2023 - State awards $24 million for homeless services statewide
  • April 21, 2023 - Utah's Employment Summary: March 2023
  • April 11, 2023 - Gov. Cox Declares Community Development Week in Utah
  • April 6, 2023 - Gov. Cox and Pamela Atkinson advocate for Utahns experiencing homelessness by asking Utahns to donate on their state tax forms and online
  • March 24, 2023 - Utah's Employment Summary: February 2023
  • March 13, 2023 - The Utah Homelessness Council and Utah Office of Homeless Services launch state’s new strategic plan to address homelessness statewide
  • March 1, 2023 - Utah's Employment Summary: January 2023
  • February 27, 2023 - Statewide Virtual Job Fair Mar. 2
  • February 13, 2023 - Delta City receives $7 million for wastewater improvements
  • February 13, 2023 - Castle Valley Special Service District receives $2.5 million for capital projects
  • February 13, 2023 - Heber Valley Special Service District receives $12.9 million for wastewater treatment facility upgrades
  • February 13, 2023 - Kane County receives $2.8 million for a new community center
  • February 13, 2023 - Vernal City receives $4.9 million for a waterline replacement
  • January 20, 2023 - Utah's Employment Summary: December 2022
  • January 19, 2023 - Volunteers Needed for Utah’s Annual Statewide Homeless Count
  • January 10, 2023 - Statewide Virtual Job Fair Jan. 12
  • January 5, 2023 - Two Federal Pandemic Emergency Assistance Programs Ending

2022 Press Releases

  • December 16, 2022 - Utah's Employment Summary: November 2022
  • November 18, 2022 - Utah's Employment Summary: October 2022
  • November 10, 2022 - Apprenticeship Utah Summit and Job Fair Nov. 15
  • October 31, 2022 - Statewide Virtual Job Fair Nov. 3
  • October 24, 2022 - Zion Mountain Local Service District received $9.2 million in funding for a water reclamation facility
  • October 24, 2022 - Wasatch Fire District receives $14.2 million in funding for a new fire station
  • October 24, 2022 - Emery County Fire Protection Special Service District receives $1.6 million in funding for four new pumper trucks
  • October 24, 2022 - Richfield City receives $2.5 million grant for water improvements
  • October 24, 2022 - Roosevelt City receives grants for State Street reconstruction and a new sports complex
  • October 21, 2022 - Utah's Employment Summary: September 2022
  • October 10, 2022 - $66 Million in Mortgage Assistance Available for Eligible Utahns Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • September 29, 2022 - Golden Key Awards Honor Businesses for Hiring People with Disabilities
  • September 16, 2022 - Utah's Employment Summary: August 2022
  • September 12, 2022 - The Utah Office of Homeless Services Announces $55 Million in Affordable Housing Funding Awarded
  • August 29, 2022 - Statewide Virtual Job Fair September 1
  • August 19, 2022 - Utah's Employment Summary: July 2022
  • August 17, 2022 - Back-to-school child care resources available for families
  • August 10, 2022 - Applications for $2,000 child care worker bonus close in three weeks
  • July 22, 2022 - Utah's Employment Summary: June 2022
  • July 12, 2022 - State of Utah announces $2,000 bonus for child care workers
  • July 5, 2022 - Statewide Virtual Job Fair July 7
  • June 22, 2022 - The Utah Office of Homeless Services Releases Annual Data Report
  • June 17, 2022 - Utah's Employment Summary: May 2022
  • June 14, 2022 - World Refugee Day in-person events return after two-year pandemic hiatus
  • May 25, 2022 - Department of Workforce Services names new division director of Workforce Research and Analysis
  • May 20, 2022 - Utah's Employment Summary: April 2022
  • May 5, 2022 - Vernal City receives $4.9 million for downtown street and utility improvements
  • May 5, 2022 - Utah Interpreter Program Celebrates 30 Years of Service
  • May 3, 2022 - Kane County Water Conservancy District receives $1.2 million for land acquisition
  • May 3, 2022 - Salina receives $13.9 million for wastewater improvements
  • May 3, 2022 - Mona receives $50,000 for water system improvements
  • May 2, 2022 - Utah’s Virtual Job Fair May 5
  • April 15, 2022 - Utah's Employment Summary: March 2022
  • April 11, 2022 - Gov. Cox Declares Community Development Week in Utah
  • March 18, 2022 - Utah's Employment Summary: February 2022
  • March 15, 2022 - Utah’s largest community job fair Mar. 22
  • March 9, 2022 - The Utah Homelessness Council and Utah Impact Partnership Announce First Collaborative Funding Match
  • March 2, 2022 - Statewide Virtual Job Fair March 3
  • March 2, 2022 - Utah's Employment Summary: January 2022
  • March 1, 2022 - Open House Highlights Services for the Blind and visually Impaired Thursday, March 3
  • February 9, 2022 - State Seeking Community Input on Homeless Funding
  • January 21, 2022 - Utah's Employment Summary: December 2021
  • January 13, 2022 - Volunteers Needed for Utah’s Statewide Homeless Count
  • January 11, 2022 - Statewide Virtual Job Fair Offers Thousands of Openings Jan. 13

2021 Press Releases

  • December 17, 2021 - Utah's Employment Summary: November 2021
  • December 6, 2021 - Utah hits $100 million in pandemic rental assistance distributed
  • November 19, 2021 - Utah's Employment Summary: October 2021
  • November 12, 2021 - Utah Virtual Apprenticeship and Job Fair November 18
  • November 2, 2021 - Utahns eligible for HEAT now qualify for water assistance
  • October 22, 2021 - Utah's Employment Summary: September 2021
  • October 14, 2021 - Individuals and Business Leaders Recognized for Hiring People with Disabilities
  • October 5, 2021 - Gov. Cox Recognizes 100 Years of Vocational Rehabilitation in Utah
  • October 5, 2021 - Utah’s Statewide Virtual Job Fair is October 7
  • September 30, 2021 - Trade Act benefits available for laid off workers
  • September 22, 2021 - Department of Workforce Services names new director of Workforce Research and Analysis
  • September 17, 2021 - Utah's Employment Summary: August 2021
  • September 8, 2021 - ABLE Utah Accounts Allow Individuals with Disabilities to Save and Invest Without Losing Benefits
  • September 1, 2021 - Statewide Virtual Job Fair September 2
  • August 20, 2021 - Utah's Employment Summary: July 2021
  • August 11, 2021 - State launches Apprenticeship Utah
  • August 5, 2021 - Department of Workforce Services names new director of adjudications
  • July 28, 2021 - Utah Office of Homeless Services Releases Annual Report on Homelessness
  • July 16, 2021 - Utah's Employment Summary: June 2021
  • July 13, 2021 - Department of Workforce Services announces new chief of veteran services
  • July 8, 2021 - Utah households may get relief from HEAT
  • July 6, 2021 - Utah Virtual Job Fair July 8
  • June 17, 2021 - Utah's Employment Summary: May 2021
  • June 15, 2021 - Naturalization Ceremony for 14 refugees kicks off World Refugee Week
  • June 10, 2021 - Governor, Lt. Governor to welcome new U.S. citizens during World Refugee Week naturalization ceremony
  • June 1, 2021 - Workforce Services Partners with Utah Colleges For Virtual Career Fair
  • May 21, 2021 - Utah's Employment Summary: April 2021
  • May 17, 2021 - New Workforce Services campaign aims to help Utahns find better career and education options
  • May 5, 2021 - Department of Workforce Services names new assistant deputy director and Unemployment Insurance Division director
  • April 29, 2021 - Statewide Virtual Job Fair May 6
  • April 29, 2021 - Workforce Services appoints new Housing and Community Development Division director
  • April 26, 2021 - Summer child care grants: April 2021
  • April 16, 2021 - Utah's Employment Summary: March 2021
  • April 8, 2021 - Utah’s Unemployment Insurance Claims Report (March 28 - April 3)
  • April 1, 2021 - Utah’s Unemployment Insurance Claims Report (March 21 - 27)
  • March 29, 2021 - P-EBT food assistance program to help feed Utah families
  • March 25, 2021 - Statewide Virtual Job Fair to Offer Thousands of Openings
  • March 25, 2021 - Utah’s Unemployment Insurance Claims Report (March 14 - 20)
  • March 19, 2021 - Utah's Employment Summary: February 2021
  • March 18, 2021 - Utah’s Unemployment Insurance Claims Report (March 7 - 13)
  • March 15, 2021 - Online Applications Now Open for $215 Million in Rental Assistance
  • March 11, 2021 - Utah’s Unemployment Insurance Claims Report (Feb 28 - March 6)
  • March 9, 2021 - New resource available for finding high quality child care in Utah
  • March 4, 2021 - Utah’s Unemployment Insurance Claims Report (Feb 21 - 27)
  • March 3, 2021 - Utah's Employment Summary: January 2021
  • March 2, 2021 - Over 100 Employers Hiring at Utah Virtual Job Fair March 4
  • March 1, 2021 - New Rental Assistance Application to Launch March 15
  • February 25, 2021 - Utah’s Unemployment Insurance Claims Report (Feb 14 - 20)
  • February 18, 2021 - Utah’s Unemployment Insurance Claims Report (Feb 7 - 13)
  • February 11, 2021 - Utah’s Unemployment Insurance Claims Report (Jan 31 - Feb 6)
  • February 4, 2021 - Utah’s Unemployment Insurance Claims Report (Jan 24 - 30)
  • January 28, 2021 - Thousands of Jobs Available at Utah Virtual Job Fair February 4
  • January 28, 2021 - Utah’s Unemployment Insurance Claims Report (Jan 17 - 23)
  • January 26, 2021 - Department of Workforce Services Names New Communication Director
  • January 22, 2021 - Utah's Employment Summary: December 2020
  • January 21, 2021 - Utah’s Unemployment Insurance Claims Report (Jan 10 - 16)
  • January 14, 2021 - Utah’s Unemployment Insurance Claims Report (Jan 3 - 9)
  • January 13, 2021 - Workforce Services Appoints New Deputy Director
  • January 7, 2021 - Extended Unemployment Benefits Through the Continued Assistance Act now Available to Utahns
  • January 7, 2021 - Utah’s Unemployment Insurance Claims Report (Dec. 27 - Jan 2)

2020 Press Releases

  • December 23, 2020 - Workforce Services names new Office of Child Care director
  • December 22, 2020 - Federal Unemployment Benefits will be Extended into the First Quarter of 2021
  • December 18, 2020 - Utah's Employment Summary: November 2020
  • December 17, 2020 - Utah’s Unemployment Insurance Claims Report (Dec. 6 - 12)
  • December 15, 2020 - Utah Employers Recognized for Commitment to Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans in the Workplace
  • December 10, 2020 - Utah’s Unemployment Insurance Claims Report (Nov. 29 - Dec. 5)
  • December 3, 2020 - Utah’s Unemployment Insurance Claims Report (November 22-28)
  • November 25, 2020 - New GIS Guide Helps Rural Towns
  • November 20, 2020 - Utah's Employment Summary: October 2020
  • November 19, 2020 - Utah’s Unemployment Insurance Claims Report (November 8-14)
  • November 12, 2020 - Utah’s Unemployment Insurance Claims Report (November 1-7)
  • November 6, 2020 - Utah virtual apprenticeship fair Nov. 10
  • November 5, 2020 - Utah’s Unemployment Insurance Claims Report (October 25 - 31)
  • October 26, 2020 - Utah Virtual Job Fair October 29
  • October 22, 2020 - Utah’s Unemployment Insurance Claims Report (October 11 - 17)
  • October 16, 2020 - Utah's Employment Summary: September 2020
  • October 15, 2020 - Utah’s Unemployment Insurance Claims Report (October 4 - 10)
  • October 8, 2020 - Utah’s Unemployment Insurance Claims Report (September 27- October 3)
  • October 1, 2020 - Utah’s Unemployment Insurance Claims Report (September 20-26)
  • September 30, 2020 - What are the hottest jobs available?
  • September 24, 2020 - U.S. Department of Labor honors Utah as top-performing state for unemployment operations
  • September 24, 2020 - Utah’s Unemployment Insurance Claims Report (September 13-19)
  • September 21, 2020 - Job Seekers Invited to Statewide Virtual Job Fair Sept. 24
  • September 17, 2020 - Utah’s Unemployment Insurance Claims Report (September 6-12)
  • September 10, 2020 - Utah’s Unemployment Insurance Claims Report (August 30-September 5)
  • September 8, 2020 - New grant program available to support families navigating remote learning
  • September 3, 2020 - Utah’s Unemployment Insurance Claims Report (August 23-29)
  • August 27, 2020 - Utah’s Unemployment Insurance Claims Report (August 16-22)
  • August 25, 2020 - Statewide Virtual Job Fair August 27
  • August 20, 2020 - Utah’s Unemployment Insurance Claims Report (August 9-15)
  • August 17, 2020 - Lost Wages Assistance Program Approved for Utah
  • August 13, 2020 - Utah’s Unemployment Insurance Claims Report (August 2-8)
  • August 12, 2020 - Utah’s annual homelessness report demonstrates need for affordable housing options statewide
  • August 6, 2020 - Disaster Unemployment Assistance Deadline Approaching for Utahns
  • August 6, 2020 - Utah’s Unemployment Insurance Claims Report (July 26-August 1)
  • August 5, 2020 - Online purchasing now available for Utah SNAP recipients
  • August 5, 2020 - Updates to $20 million rental assistance program
  • August 3, 2020 - Pandemic-EBT food assistance application now available for Utah children
  • July 30, 2020 - Utah’s Unemployment Insurance Claims Report (July 19-25)
  • July 28, 2020 - Third Statewide Virtual Job Fair July 30
  • July 23, 2020 - Utah’s Unemployment Insurance Claims Report (July 12-18)
  • July 16, 2020 - Utah approved for Disaster Unemployment Assistance
  • July 16, 2020 - Utah’s Unemployment Insurance Claims Report (July 5-11)
  • July 9, 2020 - Federal pandemic food assistance program approved for Utah
  • July 9, 2020 - Utah’s Unemployment Insurance Claims Report (June 28-July 4)
  • July 2, 2020 - Utah’s Unemployment Insurance Claims Report (June 21-27)
  • June 26, 2020 - Statewide Virtual Job Fair to Offer More than 1,000 Positions
  • June 25, 2020 - Utah’s Unemployment Insurance Claims Report (June 14-20)
  • June 18, 2020 - Utah’s Unemployment Insurance Claims Report (June 7-13)
  • June 11, 2020 - Utah’s Unemployment Insurance Claims Report (May 31-June 6)
  • June 4, 2020 - Eligible SNAP recipients to receive extension of maximum allotment benefits
  • June 4, 2020 - Utah’s Unemployment Insurance Claims Report (May 24-30)
  • May 28, 2020 - Utah’s Unemployment Insurance Claims Report (May 17-23)
  • May 27, 2020 - One Utah Child Care for essential employees concludes end of June
  • May 21, 2020 - Extended unemployment benefits now available to Utahns
  • May 21, 2020 - Utah’s Unemployment Insurance Claims Report (May 10-16)
  • May 19, 2020 - Summer 2020 Supplemental Grants created to assist Utah’s summer programs for children
  • May 14, 2020 - Utah’s Unemployment Insurance Claims Report (May 3-9)
  • May 11, 2020 - Rental Assistance Program Launches Today
  • May 7, 2020 - Utah’s Unemployment Insurance Claims Report (April 26-May 2)
  • April 30, 2020 - Unemployment claimants must return to work after suitable offers
  • April 30, 2020 - Utah’s Unemployment Insurance Claims Report (April 19-25)
  • April 23, 2020 - Eligible SNAP recipients to receive additional food assistance benefits due to COVID-19
  • April 23, 2020 - Utah’s Unemployment Insurance Claims Report (April 12-18)
  • April 16, 2020 - Utah’s Unemployment Insurance Claims Report (April 5-11)
  • April 15, 2020 - Child Care Operations Grant program created to assist Utah’s child care system
  • April 15, 2020 - Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program available to Utahns
  • April 9, 2020 - Utah’s Unemployment Insurance Claims Report (March 29-April 4)
  • April 8, 2020 - $600 federal stimulus program is now available to Utahns
  • April 7, 2020 - Department of Workforce Services provides additional Unemployment Insurance resources
  • April 2, 2020 - Utah’s Unemployment Insurance Claims Report (March 22-28)
  • March 31, 2020 - Impact of federal stimulus package in Utah
  • March 30, 2020 - One Utah Child Care created to assist Utah’s essential employees
  • March 26, 2020 - Utah’s Unemployment Insurance Claims Report (March 15-21)
  • March 25, 2020 - Workforce Services launches virtual workshop for laid-off workers
  • February 26, 2020 - Governor Herbert and homeless advocates encourage Utahns to support homeless services on their tax forms
  • January 10, 2020 - County pilot programs across the state begin to see successes in addressing intergenerational poverty

2019 Press Releases

  • December 19, 2019 - Workforce Services Appoints New Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Director
  • November 21, 2019 - Salt Lake area homeless system prepared to serve homeless individuals through winter
  • November 18, 2019 - Utah Collects Less from Employers for Sixth Consecutive Year
  • November 8, 2019 - Utah apprenticeship programs change and grow in 2019
  • November 7, 2019 - Landlords respond to call to action to help house homeless people
  • October 3, 2019 - Utah releases annual report on intergenerational poverty in the state
  • September 30, 2019 - Workforce Services, USBE partner to help CTE students connect to jobs, education paths
  • September 11, 2019 - Utah’s Unemployment Insurance operations recognized as a top-performing program nationally
  • August 21, 2019 - Utah Employers Honored for Leading the Way in Supporting Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans
  • August 15, 2019 - Workforce Services Appoints New Commissioner of Apprenticeships
  • July 18, 2019 - Utah funds more than $1 million in grants for workforce development
  • July 2, 2019 - Workforce Services appoints new Workforce Research and Analysis Division director
  • June 7, 2019 - Utah Women in the Economy Commission gains three new lawmakers
  • May 31, 2019 - Governor receives lifetime achievement award from refugee community
  • May 14, 2019 - Workforce Services appoints new Workforce Development Division director
  • April 29, 2019 - Homeless resource center partners aim to get ‘100 More Housed’ during transition
  • March 26, 2019 - One million dollars in Talent Ready Utah grants to build industry and education partnerships available
  • March 5, 2019 - Utah's largest community job fair coming to Provo March 13
  • February 20, 2019 - Governor Herbert encourages Utahns to support homeless services on their tax forms
  • January 22, 2019 - Volunteers Needed for Utah’s Statewide Homeless Count