The Chamber Rural Workforce Network is a partnership between the Salt Lake Chamber, Utah Department of Workforce Services and Economic Development Corporation of Utah. Many companies along the Wasatch Front are struggling to find the personnel required to thrive, and yet many rural areas are struggling for employment opportunities. Through a geographical shift, and perhaps a shift in mindset as well, the workforce demands of the Wasatch Front and the employment needs of rural Utah can connect to ease the concerns of both regions.  The Chamber Rural Workforce Network’s goal is to fulfill this need.

What can your organization do?

  1. Identify positions that can be done remotely.
  2. Set a goal to have a portion of those positions filled by rural employees.
  3. Include #ruraljobs in the job description on jobs.utah.gov.
  4. Identify skill gaps and communicate those to the Department of Workforce Services.
  5. Leverage partner resources.

Explore the untapped potential of Utah’s rural counties and survey the possibilities that exists outside of the Wasatch Front. Click on the map below for an economic snapshot of each Utah county.

  1. Download the Hire Utah app or go to: jobs.utah.gov/employer
  2. Select Post a Job Today
  3. If you have never signed in, you can use an existing Google, Yahoo or Facebook Account OR Select Utah ID, then select Create a Utah ID next to the login button.
  4. If this is your first time posting a job online, you will be required to enter your Unemployment Insurance (UI) ID and FEIN, or Passphrase (obtained from Workforce Services if you do not have a FEIN and UIID).
  5. Enter or update your contact information
  6. Accept the terms of User Agreement.
  7. You are now ready to post jobs and recruit candidates.

If you have any questions, click Online Help for online staff assistance or contact a recruitment specialist at (888) 920-WORK (9675).

  1. Download the Utah Jobs app or go to: jobs.utah.gov/jobseeker
  2. Select Find a Job Today
  3. If you have never signed in, you can use an existing Google, Yahoo or Facebook Account OR Select Utah ID, then select Create a Utah ID next to the login button.
  4. Enter or update your contact information
  5. Accept the terms of User Agreement.
  6. You are now ready to view open jobs.
  7. Once signed in, you can view the jobs you’ve been matched to based on the information in your profile. You can view the jobs in the map or list below.

If you have any questions, click Online Help for online staff assistance or contact a recruitment specialist at (888) 920-WORK (9675).

Remote Work Works! – Rural Workforce Network Webinar
March 24, 2021 | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

The Rural Workforce Network, comprised of EDCUtah, the Department of Workforce Services (DWS), the Salt Lake City Chamber, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, USU’s Rural Online Initiative, and private partners are sending the message that remote work works!  We invite all economic development leaders to join us online as we share program opportunities and incentives for businesses to bridge the gap of creating a remote rural workforce.

REGISTER HERE

Please join us as we all work together to support job growth in rural Utah.

Wasatch Front North & Bear River
Includes: Box Elder, Cache, Rich, Davis, Weber, Morgan
Workforce Development Specialists:

  • Eden Johnson, 435-230-8766
  • Vicki Fenton, 435-230-4573
  • Darren Rogers, 801-698-0899

Wasatch Front South 
Includes: Salt Lake, Tooele
Workforce Development Specialists:

  • Vicki Giesler, 801-503-7296
  • Julie Lay, 801-518-2468
  • Gary Kimber, 801-300-1995
  • Debra Nordfelt, 801-635-5017

Mountainland
Includes: Summit, Wasatch, Utah, Juab
Workforce Development Specialists:

  • Bryan Kessinger, 801-400-9935
  • Patrick Donefan, 801-885-5633
  • Amy Lowe, 385-222-5629

Central Utah & Southwest
Includes: Millard, Santpete, Sevier, Piute, Wayne, Beaver, Iron, Washington, Garfield, Kane
Workforce Development Specialists:

  • Forest Turner, 435-201-2987
  • Mark Tilby, 435-668-7387
  • Amber Jackson, 435-414-5623

Uintah Basin, Castle Country & Southeast
Includes: Daggett, Duchesne, Uintah, Carbon, Emery, Grand, San Juan
Workforce Development Specialist:

  • Blaine Roberts, 801-822-3635

Utah Governor’s Office of Rural Development
Includes: rural grants and incentives

Utah State University – Rural Online Initiative

Partners