Working for America
State Workforce Investment Board
Department of Workforce Services
Kristen Cox, Executive Director
140 E. 300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Key Workforce Priorities
- The State Workforce Investment Board supports a Demand Driven approach to providing services to both employers and job seekers. Under the Demand Driven approach, employers are our primary customers.
- Training resources will focus on occupations that prepare Utah workers for good jobs and global competition.
- State-of-the-art technology and other innovations will be used to improve customer service, expand self-service and maximize efficiencies.
- The SWIB will develop a strategy to address Utah’s healthcare needs and shortages.
- Utah’s unemployment rate is consistently below the national unemployment rate.
- Utah ranks eighth in the U.S. for highest proportion of jobs requiring postsecondary education.
- 66% of all jobs in Utah will require post secondary credentials or degrees by 2018.
- Utah’s industry targets include Healthcare, Hospitality & Leisure, Manufacturing and Renewable Energy.
- Utah’s employment base has grown by over 1 percent over the past 12 months.
- Industries in Utah adding jobs to their employment base over the past year are: Professional and Business services have added nearly 4,000 new jobs. Healthcare has added 3,000. This is one of the better employment growth rates in the western United States.
- Utah has the youngest workforce in the country.
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