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Resources for Unemployed Workers

Online Job Listings

Search for job openings at This website is free and available 7 days a week. New listings are added daily.

Online Career Guide

View tips for finding and keeping a job in our SmartStart guide:

Job Search Workshops

DWS offers free workshops to help you find a new job. Visit to view the online workshops or sign-up to attend in-person.

Educational Opportunities and Pell Grant Scholarships

You may be eligible for educational assistance. DWS Career and Education Services or Federal Pell Grant scholarships are based on financial need and other factors. Scholarships may be used for education and training expenses. 

You may be able to receive Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits while attending school. To learn more or apply online go to Click on the service you are interested in and then How to Apply. You may also apply in-person at your closest Employment Center

Veteran Services

DWS helps veterans find careers after their military service. Visit to access resources for educational opportunities, careers and other veteran benefits.


The Kids in Care program may be able to help you with childcare while you search for a job. For more information call (801)326-4399 or visit

To search for licensed childcare providers in your area visit or call (855)531-2468. Hours of operation, ages accepted, vacancies and more are available online.

Health Insurance Payment Assistance

For information regarding the Affordable Care Act, please visit

Utah’s Premium Partnership for Health Insurance (UPP) may help you pay for health insurance you receive from an employer. UPP may also help pay for COBRA coverage. Receive up to $150 per adult and $120 per child each month to help cover the cost of your premium. For more information, visit

Utah Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) cover medical expenses for qualifying Utah residents.  You or your family members may be eligible for Medicaid or CHIP.  To learn more, please visit:

Mortgage Assistance

The Making Home Affordable (MHA) program helps homeowners obtain mortgage relief and avoid foreclosure. Unemployed homeowners may temporarily reduce or suspend mortgage payments. For information, call toll-free (888) 995-HOPE (4673) or visit

Supportive Services

If you need temporary assistance, such as SNAP, Financial, Child Care or medical care, apply online at You may also visit your nearest Employment Center.

Additional Services

Utah 2-1-1 is a free, confidential tool that connects you with state and community services. To search by need, by group or by provider, call toll-free (888) 826-9790 or visit