DWS Press Release
October 8, 2015

Workforce Services Director to Chair National Equal Opportunity Committee
National Association of State Workforce Agencies Appoints Jon Pierpont

SALT LAKE CITY - The National Association of State Workforce Agencies has appointed Jon Pierpont as Chair of the National Equal Opportunity Committee. As part of this role, Pierpont will represent Utah on the committee and work with state administrators nationally on equal opportunity issues.

"This is a unique opportunity to take what Utah is doing to ensure equal opportunity for those we serve, and share it with other states," Pierpont said. "I'm honored to have this opportunity to serve and also learn from other states' successes."

Workforce Services has made strides in equal opportunity in numerous ways, including providing interpretive services for customers with limited English proficiency, accommodations for customers with disabilities, and our jobs.utah.gov website that now works with screen readers for full accessibility for customers who are blind.

Pierpont will assume the chairmanship immediately and serve for a term of one year.