SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) right now utah is looking to bring an extra 25-thousand jobs throughout the state. Lara Fritts from the Salt Lake City Department of Economic Development, and Linda Gillmor from the Office of Rural Development joined Good Morning Utah with Brian Carlson to talk about these jobs.
The state’s unemployment numbers range between 2.9-3.1% – it a “good problem” to have.
In the more populated metros – like the Salt Lake City – that especially poses challenges with workforce – we have the jobs and not enough people to fill them.
They also understand that the issues facing our neighbors in rural areas of Utah may not be workforce, but a need for job creation to elevate those communities. In terms of economic development, business recruitment, and job recruitment – you hear them say often that “a rising tide lifts all ships.”
While the department and team’s focus is workforce development and business recruitment and retention for SLC, they understand that all of our communities and cities win when Utah as a whole succeeds.
In his 2017 State of the State address, Gov. Gary R. Hebert challenged Utah businesses to build 25,000 jobs throughout rural Utah in the next four years.
This initiative brings partners from all corners of the state to engage with rural communities and explore new opportunities.
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