What is the Department of Workforce Services?

Perhaps the most helpful state agency in Utah (at least for jobseekers) is the Department of Workforce Services.

utah jobsFirst established under Governor Leavitt in 1997, the Utah Department of Workforce Services is a professional network of job coaches, business experts, and service providers.

They help Utahns overcome barriers to economic success and financial stability.

They connect business leaders and education experts to build a pipeline that feeds our economic engine.

They strengthen community relationships with counselors, trainers, and job coaches living and working in every corner of Utah.

Workforce services seeks to help jobseekers, entrepreneurs, and advocates in achieve their goals and develop our workforce.

The Mission of the DWS

According to their website, the Department of Workforce services supports the Governor’s vision to strengthen Utah’s economy by supporting the economic stability and quality of our workforce. They provide quality and streamlined services that connect a world-class workforce with employment.

The DWS works with 4 cornerstone principles in mind to ensure success:

  1. Operational Excellence
  2. Exceptional Customer Service
  3. Employee Success
  4. Community Connection

utah employmentHow Does YES Engage With the DWS?

Your Employment Solutions engages with the Department of Workforce Services in a variety of ways. We regularly post our job opportunities on the DWS job board. Their job board is free to use for both job seekers and employers and is one of the most regularly visited job boards in the state.

We also regularly visit DWS offices for on-site recruiting and hiring events. The DWS Facebook page does an excellent job of advertising and promoting these.

Simply put, the DWS is an important piece of Utah’s employment success, and we at Your Employment Solutions are grateful for their proactive mission on helping connect Utah jobseekers to Utah jobs.

Cheers to Utah Jobs!
Eric Nelson
Marketing Manager
Your Employment Solutions

“I help connect Utah jobseekers to Utah jobs.”

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Eric Nelson

Eric is the director of marketing at Your Employment Solutions. He helps connect Utah jobseekers to great Utah jobs. He loves running, going to movies, eating sushi, and then running some more.

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