SALT LAKE CITY — The Department of Workforce Services is outlining more ways it's trying to help Utah’s veterans get jobs.
“Sometimes, veterans just may not know the full range of options they have,” said DWS spokesman Nic Dunn.
Many vets also might not know how the skills they learned while in the service can transition into the workforce, Dunn said. They’re going to focus on letting veterans know how many companies give preference to veterans looking for work.
“Every time you log on to jobs.utah.gov and search for jobs, you’ll see a little red and blue star next to some jobs, which means that these kind of stand out for veterans,” he said.
When it comes to finding employment for vets, Dunn said there are no silos of information or turf wars, but there could be gaps in communication between state agencies. So DWS will be holding more meetings with other agencies, like the Utah Department of Veterans Affairs.
“Our staff and their staff will start working together more frequently with a higher focus on sharing information or data that we need to help connect these veterans to jobs,” Dunn said.
“We’re building upon an already strong, positive foundation of teamwork to help these individuals,” he said. “This is just kicking it up a notch.”