The Utah Department of Work Force Services regularly releases current jobs and unemployment numbers for the state. Watch their most recent video below for a detailed update (released in April) of March's employment data.
The state of Utah currently has maintained a 3.1% unemployment rate ranking below the 4.5% national average.
We've also seen a 3.2% job growth (compared to March of 2016) rate last month compared to the 1.5% national growth rate.
“People looking for work will likely have a good chance of finding work,” says Carrie Mayne, Chief Economist at the Department of Workforce Services. “Employers are adding jobs here in our economy.”
How Utah Employment Numbers Affect Staffing
Irvin Lopez, an account manager at one of our Salt Lake City, Utah staffing offices had this to say about the latest job report:
“With the unemployment rate in Utah being 3.1 percent. The manufacturing industry is creating many jobs. Here at YES our main focus is in that particular industry which makes us a great place to find a job.”
Jordyn Arnold, an account manager at our Logan, Utah office added, “With a job growth rate of 3.2 percent, the state of Utah is a great place to be looking for work. We shouldn't limit ourselves or our abilities. For people who are unhappy in their current jobs, don't be afraid to look for new opportunities. With numerous possibilities, now is the time to find something that you are happy doing. YES is here to help with that transition. We enjoy being able to offer a wide range of positions with varying skill-sets, leaving an option for everyone. ”
The Utah Department of Work Force Services regularly releases current jobs and unemployment numbers for the state. Watch their most recent video below for a detailed update (released in March) of February's employment data.
The state of Utah currently has a 3.1% unemployment rate ranking below the 4.7% national average.
We've also seen a 3.3% job growth rate last month compared to the 1.7% national growth rate.
“Our extremely low unemployment rate shows that we are getting people into jobs and creating a lot of opportunities for jobseekers,” says Carrie Mayne, Chief Economist at the Department of Workforce Services.
How Utah Employment Numbers Affect Staffing
Seth Hopkin, an HR manager who works out of one of our Ogden, Utah staffing offices had this to say about the latest job report.
“When unemployment numbers are so low and so many companies are looking for qualified applicants, job hopping in positions that require technical training, secondary education, or extensive experience is more common.
For YES the low unemployment rate, even though statistics indicate we are in the ‘fastest growing' segment of the economy, may be because it is harder to find the right fit for the positions that are available. I don't know how much of the population is considered unemployable, or how to even define that term, but there are certainly fewer candidates to consider for each open position.
With that said, if it is difficult for YES to find employees, the service we provide becomes for more valuable for the companies we partner with because it is that much more time they don't need to spend looking for the right candidate in a difficult hiring environment.”
At Your Employment Solutions, we believe in promoting a safe workplace. We employ a lot of good people with a lot of great Utah employers, and we believe their safety is paramount.
Chevron, one of the great companies Your Employment Solutions does business with, recently awarded YES for its safety efforts. YES employees had zero work accidents with Chevron in 2016, the fourth year in a row.
“It's rewarding to work with an organization who values safety just as much as we do,” says Jarum Stone, safety and operation manager at YES. “To earn this award 4-years running is an amazing accomplishment. It not only reflects the organization’s emphasis on safety but ultimately it reflects on the hundreds of lives that have NOT been injured at work, and that's priceless.”
Congratulations to all involved in this extraordinary accomplishment — and especially to the YES staffing employees who made for a safe workplace!
Every month the Utah Department of Work Force Services releases current jobs and unemployment numbers for the state. Watch their most recent video below for a detailed update (released in March) of January's employment data.
The state of Utah currently has a 3.1% unemployment rate which is well below the 4.8% national average.
We've also seen a 3.0% job growth rate last month compared to the 1.6% national growth rate.
How Do Utah Employment Numbers Affect the Staffing Industry?
Denae Paspuel, out of our Logan, Utah staffing office simply had this to say about the latest job report. “Work is available. Are you?”
Logan Laws, the branch manager at our North Salt Lake office, added, “This is a market that is almost completely in favor of the employees and the lead economist echoes that when she said that now is the time to go for a higher paying job or that promotion you have been wanting. Demand for solid workers is through the roof and people are starting to pay towards their desperation.”
Your Employment Solutions was voted one the best companies to work for in Utah!
SALT LAKE CITY, UT – January 11, 2016 – Your Employment Solutions, a 20 year leader in the Utah jobs and staffing industry, announced that it has been named a Best Company to Work For by Utah Business for the second year in a row.
“It's always nice to have recognition with awards like this but the true reward is knowing our employees feel that same about this company as I do,” says Jarum Stone, safety and operations manager at Your Employment Solutions. “I credit each one of our awesome employees for continuing to build an awesome culture and environment to work in!”
The workplace culture at Your Employment Solutions is family-centered. YES truly embraces a “work hard, play hard” mindset.
Utah Business previously highlighted YES for its fun, friendly work environment.
“The owners genuinely care about the team, about making it an environment where everybody can truly succeed,” says Jeff Arnold, VP of business development. We love partnering with our clients and with each other. It's a place that you can truly call home.”
YES was also recognized for the excellent range of benefits offered to its staff. “YES wants us to be happy while we're doing our job,” says Andrea Posell, branch manager of the Ogden, Utah staffing office. “They make sure we're taken care of, which makes the environment awesome!”
Founded in Utah during 1995, Your Employment Solutions (YES) had a vision to re-create the traditional Utah staffing and employment methods. The owners, Reed Laws and Kerry Westenskow, quickly realized that CUSTOMIZED staffing was nowhere to be found. In order to customize meant every fiber of the company’s existence had to have the ability to adapt and react to each and every client.
In addition to customizing, YES has taken this vision one step further by being the first of its kind to certify its staffing process, build its own Utah recruiting job board, and own its criminal background company.
Utilizing these tools allows YES to staff qualified workers for companies in need of 1 employee – or – 3 bazillion employees. Combining these efforts along with exceptional customer service has helped shape the company’s vision of being, “Unquestioned leaders in customized staffing.”