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An employer workshop on Utah's new immigration laws will be held on July 28th in Salt Lake City.  Learn how your business might be impacted.

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) opened the first four miles of a new four-lane divided highway running along the Utah/Arizona border Tuesday, July 7, 2009. The four-mile stretch of highway designated as state Route 7 and also known as the Southern Parkway begins at Exit 2, Utah’s southernmost interchange, extending eastward toward St. George City’s River Road, which serves as the connector to the city’s Fort Pierce Industrial Park. 

Due to the recent increase in crude oil prices and concerns over diminishing conventional reserves, the Utah Geological Survey has reexamined the Uinta Basin’s oil shale resource, primarily in the Mahogany zone of the Green River Formation.

That Utah ranks as one of the most business-friendly states in the nation is significant, especially at a time when business relocations and expansion have dropped off dramatically since the recession began in 2007, according to a Chicago-based consultant.

Pilot imaging projects at the University of Utah (U of U) may move us closer to a world where the blind can see using artificial vision, where architectural design enhances contemplation, and where the brain changes associated with autism, bipolar disorder, and cerebral palsy are understood.

Strong job growth in the Basin is driven by oil and gas, but unemployment continues to climb.

Utah and Japan Now Linked Daily by Air New non-stop will begin a closer economic relationship Salt Lake City - Japan is the world’s second largest economy with a gross domestic product of $4.9 trillion according to the International Monetary Fund. In 2008, Japan was Utah’s fourth largest export destination in Asia and seventh largest overall export destination with $376 million in product shipped.

In the new building, named after Utah’s great innovator James L. Sorenson, there will be a confluence of research spaces, common-use labs, and supporting facilities, including
nanofabrication facility, vivarium, imaging, and brain science facilities. The 200,000-square-foot building targets Gold LEED certification and will support 25 new senior faculty researchers, plus teams of new junior faculty, scientists, and engineers.

State of Utah Continues to Attract Companies that are Growing Governor’s Office of Economic Development offers incentives to two leading companies Salt Lake City – The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) Board has offered post performance incentives to Verisys Corporation and eBay Inc., both leaders in the information technology economic cluster on which the State is concentrating.

The United States of America faces five interdependent challenges that threaten the prosperity and quality of life of its citizens.  This report offers some suggestions.

Utah is focusing it’s reemployment efforts to effectivly strenghen our Workforce System, providing a more comprehensive approach to the customers seeking our services. Our strategy will focus on both the employer and job seeker needs as we build a dual approach to our service delivery model.

JVS can help job seekers identify occupations in demand and can assist employers
in recognizing the existence of skill shortages and labor gaps. Nearly 3,800 employers were surveyed during the fourth quarter of 2008.

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