Since the creation of the Weatherization Assistance Program
40 years ago, the Utah program has weatherized more than 50,000 Utah homes,
saving millions of dollars for low-income Utah families.
But what does it mean to weatherize a home? More...
Utah’s September 2016 employment grew by an estimated 2.9
percent, adding 39,800 jobs to the economy as compared to September 2015. Utah’s
current employment level registers 1,434,200.
September’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined
three-tenths from August to 3.4 percent. Approximately 50,700 Utahns were
unemployed in the month and actively seeking work. The national unemployment
rate crept up one tenth of a percentage point from August to 5.0 percent. More...
On Oct. 1, 2016, the
Utah State Office of Rehabilitation (USOR)—the state agency that serves
individuals with disabilities—officially transitioned to the Utah Department of
Gov. Gary R. Herbert officially welcomed the USOR staff to the executive branch on Oct. 3 at the Division of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Salt Lake City. The governor also declared October as Disability Employment Awareness Month to raise awareness about disability employment issues and to celebrate the contributions of individuals with disabilities.
will allow USOR to receive improved support for their staff and clients.
Employees will be enabled to better address the individual needs of community
members, and the quality of services offered will be enhanced,” Gov. Herbert
said. “I am confident that this new structure will lend to increased
innovations and successful outcomes for all involved.” More...