jobs http://kuer.org en New Test Helps Employers Nab More Qualified Employees http://kuer.org/post/new-test-helps-employers-nab-more-qualified-employees <p></p><p></p><p>The state of Utah has adopted a new workforce assessment that officials hope will give the most highly qualified job applicants an advantage.</p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 00:07:17 +0000 Whittney Evans 39647 at http://kuer.org New Test Helps Employers Nab More Qualified Employees Utah Teen Struggles to Find Summer Job http://kuer.org/post/utah-teen-struggles-find-summer-job <p></p><p>While Utah and the country may be climbing out of a recession, many young people are not feeling the recovery.&nbsp; A recent <a href="http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/labor/report/2013/04/05/59428/the-high-cost-of-youth-unemployment/">analysis by the Center for American Progress</a> found that more than 10 million youth are unable to find full-time work. 17-year-old Fiona Boomer of Ogden wrote to us at KUER about her difficulty finding summer employment, and we asked her to keep a journal in her quest to find a job.&nbsp; This is Fiona’s story.</p><p></p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 03:30:14 +0000 Fiona Boomer 33202 at http://kuer.org Utah Teen Struggles to Find Summer Job Utah Exceeding Expectations in 100K Jobs in 1,000 Days Goal http://kuer.org/post/utah-exceeding-expectations-100k-jobs-1000-days-goal <p>Utah Governor Gary Herbert says his office is exceeding expectations at the half-way point of a goal to create 100 thousand jobs in one thousand days.</p><p>Speaking at a high tech manufacturing plant that chose to expand in Utah last year, Governor Herbert announced that the private sector has created 63,600 jobs since he announced the goal during his 2012 state of the state speech. Herbert says when companies choose to expand in Utah it often creates a ripple effect that leads to even more job creation.</p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 22:05:57 +0000 Brian Grimmett 31596 at http://kuer.org Utah Exceeding Expectations in 100K Jobs in 1,000 Days Goal Utah Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.6% http://kuer.org/post/utah-unemployment-rate-drops-46 <p>Utah employment numbers rose by more than 32,000 in the <a href="http://jobs.utah.gov/wi/pubs/une/index.html" target="_blank">May Jobs report</a> released today by the Utah Division of Workforce Services.</p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 21:20:19 +0000 Brian Grimmett 31301 at http://kuer.org Utah Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.6% SyberJet Chooses Utah for Headquarters and Assembly Plant http://kuer.org/post/syberjet-chooses-utah-headquarters-and-assembly-plant <p>Utah is now home to one of the fastest light business jets in the world. SyberJet Aircraft announced this week that it has selected Cedar City as the location for its headquarters and the new SJ30 assembly plant. SyberJet Aircraft President Chuck Taylor says the new seven-seat SJ30 will be assembled from start to finish in Utah.&nbsp;</p><p>“We’ll be starting from the bottom up, and we’ll be manufacturing the detail parts, assembling the airplane, putting all the aircraft systems in the airplane, and flying it off the Cedar City Airport and delivering it to our customers,” Taylor says.</p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 22:31:05 +0000 Andrea Smardon 30573 at http://kuer.org SyberJet Chooses Utah for Headquarters and Assembly Plant Utah Jobless Rate Drops to 4.7; Governor Declares Recession Over http://kuer.org/post/utah-jobless-rate-drops-47-governor-declares-recession-over <p>Unemployment in Utah dipped to 4.7 percent last month, the state’s lowest rate since November 2008. Utah also added more jobs, prompting Governor Gary Herbert to declare the recession over in the state.&nbsp;</p><p>Utah’s job growth in April was 3.5 percent, more than double the national average. Over one year, 43,000 jobs have been added. Juliette Tennert is Chief Economist in the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 17 May 2013 22:22:25 +0000 Andrea Smardon 29470 at http://kuer.org Utah Jobless Rate Drops to 4.7; Governor Declares Recession Over