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Utah's Five- and 10-Year Plan to Address Intergenerational Poverty

The Intergenerational Welfare Reform Commission released the revised Utah’s Plan for a Stronger Future: Five- and 10-Year Plan to Address Intergenerational Poverty. The plan details a set of recommendations and opportunities for communities to address focus areas of child well-being in early childhood development, education, family economic stability and health. 

“Utah is committed to addressing the complex issue of intergenerational poverty with our strategic five- and 10-year plan,” Utah Lieutenant Governor Spencer Cox and chair of the Intergenerational Welfare Reform Commission said. “To be successful in our efforts, we urge leaders and organizations to consider the recommendations laid out in the plan and work together on solutions that could lift families out of the cycle of poverty.” More...

LinkedIn and Utah Launch New Re-employment Pilot Program

Utah leverages public-private partnership to improve re-employment outcomes

LinkedIn, which operates the world’s largest professional network on the Internet, selected the State of Utah for the launch of a new pilot program to help people who are out of work get hired by showcasing their professional brands and leveraging their professional connections.

The innovative pilot with LinkedIn and Utah’s Department of Workforce Services Unemployment Insurance Division helps job seekers build and improve their LinkedIn profiles and leverage their professional connections to get hired. As part of the pilot, LinkedIn has provided 384 unemployed workers free, one-year LinkedIn Job Seeker Premium subscriptions. More...

Utah's Employment Summary: December 2016

Employment in Utah for December 2016 grew by an estimated 2.8 percent, adding 40,000 jobs to the economy since December 2015. Utah’s current employment level registers 1,447,900.

December’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged from November at 3.1 percent. Approximately 47,200 Utahns were unemployed in the month and actively seeking work. The national unemployment rate increased one-tenth of a percentage point from November to 4.7 percent. More...