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8 03, 2023

2023 Legislative Session Wrap Up

By |2023-03-08T14:32:32-07:00March 8th, 2023|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

The Utah State Legislature recently wrapped up the 2023 session with the unofficial theme of "Preparing Utah for Growth." Over 45 days, the Legislature tackled the difficult job of prioritizing a budget and passing bills focused on issues related to Utah’s growing population. The Chamber policy team worked tirelessly to advocate for policies promoting [...]

14 10, 2022

When Considering Supportive Family Policies, Demographics Matter

By |2022-10-20T15:26:09-07:00October 14th, 2022|Blog, Policy, Utah Community Builders|0 Comments

A majority of Utah parents with children under the age of 12 work full-time and believe there are a number of policies employers could offer that would support them in getting closer to their ideal balance between paid work and childcare. For employers wanting to support their employees, this article derived from a report from [...]

19 05, 2022

State of Good Podcast: Turning the Tide on Mental Health Stigma

By |2022-05-25T09:15:31-07:00May 19th, 2022|Mental Health Month, Podcast, Policy, Utah Community Builders|0 Comments

For every one death on a construction site, there are six suicides among construction workers. This staggering statistic, plus a growing body of evidence, has prompted the construction industry, and all businesses, to do something about workforce mental health. Learn more from employees and leaders in one of Utah's most prominent construction businesses.

19 05, 2022

Resilience in Hospitality: Strengthening Mental Fitness in the Hospitality Industry

By |2022-05-16T10:32:41-07:00May 19th, 2022|Blog, Mental Health Month|0 Comments

The Salt Lake Chamber’s social impact foundation, Utah Community Builders, has partnered with the Utah Suicide Prevention Coalition and the Utah Restaurant Association to create a wellness guide for the hospitality industry. The guide, titled “Resilience in Hospitality: A Guide to Employee Mental Fitness for the Hospitality Industry,” is designed to strengthen the culture of [...]

16 05, 2022

Living Well in Law: New Mental Wellness Guide Created for Legal Professionals

By |2022-05-16T09:41:00-07:00May 16th, 2022|Blog, Mental Health Month|0 Comments

In an effort to strengthen the resilience, engagement, and mental fitness of Utahns working in law, the Salt Lake Chamber’s social impact foundation, Utah Community Builders, has partnered with the Utah State Bar and its Well-Being Committee for the Legal Profession to create a wellness guide entitled “Living Well in Law: A Guide to Building [...]

18 02, 2022

Business Watch: 2022 Legislative Updates – Week 5

By |2022-02-25T07:59:34-07:00February 18th, 2022|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

As we complete week five of the legislative session, bills are moving fast through committees and onto the House and Senate floors for votes. One bill of business importance is HB 60 S2, Vaccine Passport Amendments, as it would prohibit an employer from requiring proof of immunity status in employment. After discussion in the House [...]

11 02, 2022

Fixing the Workforce Shortage and Reducing Poverty are Mutually Supportive

By |2022-02-14T15:06:05-07:00February 11th, 2022|Blog, Policy, Utah Community Builders|0 Comments

Well before anyone had even heard of COVID-19 — not to mention the ripple effects into the economy — businesses were having a hard time finding workers thanks to a tight labor market. In July 2018 there was a record opening (at the time) of 6.7 million jobs. From truck drivers to tech workers, the [...]

31 01, 2022

Speaking on Business: Columbus Community Center

By |2022-01-27T10:04:15-07:00January 31st, 2022|Blog, Speaking on Business|0 Comments

The Salt Lake Chamber · Speaking on Business: Columbus Community Center This is Derek Miller Speaking on Business.  One of the most difficult challenges a parent faces is having a child with a disability and not knowing where to turn for assistance.  Fortunately, Kristy Chambers, CEO of the Columbus Community Center, is here to tell us [...]

14 01, 2022

2022 Legislative Priority: Education & Workforce

By |2022-02-01T14:21:47-07:00January 14th, 2022|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

The Salt Lake Chamber advocates for strong education and workforce programs by promoting rigorous educational standards and effective job training systems, all with a goal to preserve the strength of Utah’s greatest economic resource: its workforce. The new economic landscape is one where skill gaps are present and unemployment is extremely low. A current [...]

26 10, 2021

Keys to Success: A Creative Solution to Workforce Development & Educational Pathways

By |2021-11-17T21:00:53-07:00October 26th, 2021|Blog, Policy, Webinar|0 Comments

Utilized by more than 80,000 students and Utah residents, the Keys to Success app serves as Utah's leading college and career readiness resource. Through partnerships with the Department of Workforce Services, the Utah System of Higher Education, and local industry, Keys to Success creates a communal platform for both students and organizations to participate in [...]

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