Resources for Unemployed Workers
Online Job Listings
Search for job openings at https://jobs.utah.gov/jobseeker. 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: https://jobs.utah.gov/jobseeker/smartstart.pdf
Utah Futures provides information on career planning, education and training opportunities. Visit https://utahfutures.org to assess your current skills. Discover career choices at https://jobs.utah.gov/jobseeker/careers.html.
Job Search Workshops
DWS offers free workshops to help you find a new job. Visit https://jobs.utah.gov/jobseeker/workshops 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 Training Services or Federal Pell Grant scholarships are based on financial need and other factors. Scholarships may be used for education and training expenses. Pell Grant information is available at https://jobs.utah.gov/ui/pell_letter.pdf
You may be able to receive Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits while attending school. Apply online by logging into your jobs.utah.gov Job Search account. Then click on Apply for Training Services. You may also apply in-person at your closest Employment Center.
DWS helps veterans find careers after their military service. Visit https://jobs.utah.gov/jobseeker/veteran.html 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 http://www.cssutah.org.
To search for licensed childcare providers in your area visit https://careaboutchildcare.utah.gov 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 https://www.healthcare.gov.
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 https://www.health.utah.gov/upp.
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 https://www.makinghomeaffordable.gov.
If you need temporary assistance, such as Food Stamps or medical care, apply online at https://jobs.utah.gov/mycase. You may also visit your nearest Employment Center.
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 http://www.uw.org/211.