Employment

Annual Utah Valley Job Fair
The 2016 Utah Valley Job Fair will be held at the Utah Valley Convention Center (220 W. Center in Provo) on Wednesday, March 9 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. A number of job fairs are held throughout the year by various agencies, but this one is sponsored in part by the Utah Department of Corrections and employers who participate are aware that, among others, job hunters who have criminal records will be attending.

Utah Department of Workforce Services
Provo office: 1550 N. 200 West, 801-342-2600
Lehi office: 557 W. State Street, 801-753-4500
Spanish Fork office: 1185 N. Chappel Dr., 801-764-6600

The Provo and Spanish Fork offices have someone specifically assigned to work with people after they are released from jail and can help them access resources and opportunities available through the department more effectively. They also work with other agencies through UDOWD (see below) to provide better support for people who are seeking employment.

LDS Employment Services
Provo office: 702 W. Columbia Lane (by Deseret Industries), 801-818-6161
Springville office: 1672 W. 700 South, 801-491-7379
American Fork office: 437 S. 500 East, 801-756-6079

Vocational Rehabilitation
To watch a video (about 9 minutes) about Vocational Rehabilitation, click here.

Provo office: 150 E. Center, #3300, 801-374-7724
Payson office: 910 E. 100 North, #215, 801-465-8384
American Fork office: 64 S. 360 East, 801-772-0793

People Helping People
“Strengthening Families through Successful Employment”
Program overviews 6:00 to 8:00 pm every Wednesday –
Workshops, coaching and mentoring, employer meet and greets

Located at Boy Scouts of America, 748 N. 1340 West, Orem, 801-437-4416

Utah Defendant Offender Workforce Development Task Force (UDOWD)
UDOWD is a unique partnership between the Department of Workforce Services, Vocational Rehabilitation, Adult Probation & Parole, and other organizations designed to create more opportunities in the job market for people who are coming out of jail or prison and to help them connect with those jobs. A monthly one-day workshop for job seekers with a criminal record is available at the Provo AP&P office. It is usually held on the second Monday of the month. Call 801-374-7633 for more information.


Temp Agencies and Staffing Services

Note: This list is provided for informational purposes only. Inclusion here does not imply endorsement.

Resources for Finding a Career Path

General Information about Applying for Jobs

  • For quick tips on filling out job applications, click here.
  • For quick tips on creating a resume, click here.
  • For quick tips on dressing for success, click here.
  • For quick tips on interviewing for jobs, click here.
  • For the full 71-page Smart Start job hunting guide from Workforce Services, click here.

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