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State of Utah Introduces Teleworking Program for Employees

The State of Utah is implementing a statewide teleworking program.  If successfully scaled to the state employee workforce, up to 2,555 currently commuting state employees may become eligible to participate in the telework program in the coming months. This means the State could potentially save up to 1,300 pounds of emissions a month, downsize or […]

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Lt. Governor Spencer J. Cox announces rollout of statewide teleworking program for employees of the State of Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (July 8, 2019) – Lt. Governor Cox has announced that the state is implementing a statewide teleworking program following the success of a pilot project that saw great success.  During the pilot program, 136 employees from four state agencies worked at least 3 days a week from home while reporting metrics on […]

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Gov. Herbert discusses technology apprenticeships at Stadler Rail facility in Switzerland

Stadler Rail has just opened a new permanent manufacturing location in Utah. This state-of-the-art facility — just five minutes from the Salt Lake City Airport — builds rail cars for transit authorities around the country and projects to employ 1,000 workers and generate nearly $576 million in wages. Last Friday, Gov. Herbert visited Stadler Rail’s […]

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Governor Announces Rural Jobs Tour

SALT LAKE CITY (July 17, 2017) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert today announced the 25K Jobs Tour of rural Utah. The tour, organized in partnership with World Trade Center Utah and 20 economic development partners, is part of the governor’s initiative to create 25,000 jobs in 25 rural counties outside the Wasatch Front over the […]

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New partnership aims to help educate Utah teachers

This morning Gov. Herbert and Pluralsight, a Utah-based online training company for technology and creative professionals, announced an exciting new partnership to help  Utah teachers. Pluralsight, in partnership with the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and the Utah System of Higher Education will donate free one-year subscriptions to the company’s online training library to all […]

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Utah posts another strong jobs report

Utah is tied for the second lowest unemployment rate in the nation, as the state’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.5 percent posting strong job growth numbers, according to figures released by the Department of Workforce Services today. “It’s great news that our unemployment rate continues to drop and we continue to see more Utahns back […]

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Energy Development in Utah

Utah is a national leader for energy production ranked 10th in natural gas production, 11th in crude oil production, 14th in coal production, and 1st recoverable oil shale and oil sand reserves. This past year alone, energy development generated roughly $600 million in state and local revenues, with $70 million going directly to support education. Energy jobs […]

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