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24 08, 2021

Workforce Summit Panel: The Future Infrastructure of Workforce

By |2021-09-09T14:17:37-07:00August 24th, 2021|Blog, Policy|Comments Off on Workforce Summit Panel: The Future Infrastructure of Workforce

Education has always been the gateway into the workforce. Whether it be trade school, college, or apprenticeship, completing the route results in a diploma or certificate that serves as verifiable proof of a skill. But what about types of education that don’t result in those documents that aid employment?  “There are people who do work-based [...]

24 08, 2021

Ken Garff Automotive Group Acquires 9 Dealerships in 4 States, Largest Acquisition Move in Company’s History

By |2021-08-24T13:12:30-07:00August 24th, 2021|Member News|0 Comments

SALT LAKE CITY — Aug. 24, 2021 – Ken Garff Automotive Group has acquired nine dealerships in four states, expanding its total dealership count to 62 for the 89-year-old company. “We have been exploring expansion opportunities for the last year in these growing markets,” said Brett Hopkins, CEO of Ken Garff Automotive Group. “These acquisitions create [...]

24 08, 2021

Speaking on Business: InclusionPro

By |2021-09-20T15:21:47-07:00August 24th, 2021|Blog, Speaking on Business|0 Comments

The Salt Lake Chamber · Speaking on Business: InclusionPro This is Derek Miller Speaking on Business. Diversity and inclusion are critical factors that keep businesses competitive. Sara Jones founded InclusionPro in 2017 to help companies amplify inclusion as a core leadership skill and develop diverse and inclusive work cultures to keep our Utah companies competitive. [...]

23 08, 2021

Workforce Summit Panel: Navigating the Current Training and Development Landscape

By |2021-09-09T14:21:55-07:00August 23rd, 2021|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

Utah’s economy is prospering. Even in times of recessions and pandemics, the state has remained prosperous, largely because of Utah’s commitment to creating a skilled workforce. Giving employees the skills they need to succeed is not only the most important part of the hiring process, but also a crucial step in strengthening our overall workforce. [...]

21 08, 2021

Workforce Summit Panel: Removing Barriers to Add Workers to Our Workforce

By |2021-09-09T14:22:48-07:00August 21st, 2021|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

Entering the workforce can be hard for a number of reasons. Not only is the application and hiring process more complicated than ever before, it can also be exclusive and discriminatory. There are many groups of people who want to work but can’t because they have children, a criminal record, or a disability. Other groups [...]

20 08, 2021

Increasing Access to Education to Keep Up with the Economy

By |2021-09-09T13:46:32-07:00August 20th, 2021|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

The Salt Lake Chamber convened business leaders and community advocates on August 12, 2021, for a summit to address critical shortages in the workforce. The Workforce Summit included a keynote address by Commissioner David R. Woolstenhulme of the Utah System of Higher Education, which focused on the importance of removing obstacles that prevent Utahns from [...]

20 08, 2021

Utah’s Employment Summary: July 2021

By |2021-08-20T12:37:13-07:00August 20th, 2021|Member News|0 Comments

The following statistics are presented comparing July 2019 to July 2021. Labor Market Indicators July 2021 Utah Employment Two-Year % Change: 4.2% Employment # Change: 65,100 Unemployment Rate: 2.6% United States Employment Two-Year % Change: -2.8% Unemployment Rate: 5.4% Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics   SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s nonfarm payroll employment for [...]

19 08, 2021

Learn the 15 Points of Business Continuity Planning

By |2021-08-19T07:48:56-07:00August 19th, 2021|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

Businesses are the lifeblood and economic engine for our communities. When disaster strikes, it is vital that businesses continue to operate. In this presentation you will learn important workplace emergency planning principles your workplace can apply, and you will get access to tools to help you along the way. Join us for the upcoming webinar, [...]

18 08, 2021

Speaking on Business: AT&T

By |2021-08-18T13:27:00-07:00August 18th, 2021|Blog, Policy, Speaking on Business|Comments Off on Speaking on Business: AT&T

The Salt Lake Chamber · Speaking on Business: AT&T This is Derek Miller Speaking on Business. This year’s recipient of the Salt Lake Chamber’s Board Chair’s Initiative Award is AT&T—a long-time member and partner. Here to accept the award is Tara Thue, state president for AT&T in Utah and co-chair of the Chamber’s Diversity Council, [...]

17 08, 2021

Speaking on Business: Utah System of Higher Education

By |2021-08-18T13:06:12-07:00August 17th, 2021|Blog, Policy, Speaking on Business|Comments Off on Speaking on Business: Utah System of Higher Education

The Salt Lake Chamber · Speaking on Business: Utah System of Higher Education This is Derek Miller Speaking on Business. The pandemic has taken a toll on the health and wellness of our citizens and economy. Dave Woolstenhulme, Utah’s commissioner of higher education, is here to tell us how returning to school is helping Utahns [...]

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