Thursday, March 29, 2012

Workforce Services opens Lehi facility

he Utah Department of Workforce Services opened a new facility to serve the surrounding community on March 2 in Lehi and is celebrating the move with a grand opening, a ribbon cutting and open house from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday.

The logo reads "Utah's Job Connection" and each building occupied by workforce services is a place where those with or without gainful employment can meet. The American Fork Workforce Services shut down in February and moved into a new 7,500-square-foot building at 557 W. State St. in Lehi, which is strategically located near mass transportation and several bus lines.

The move will save $117,300 annually and close to $700,000 in the next five years.Along with the growth, the promise of Frontrunner, bus routes and ease of accessibility to the building on State Street has made the more visible location better suited to serving the public.
With area growth and high-profile businesses moving into north Utah County, center staff say they hope to help employers and job seekers connect. Operations manager Greg Whittaker oversees the new center as well as four others in the region.
Within the Lehi offices are a computer and phone center, counseling area and training and meeting rooms. Behind the scenes is a large room for offices for those who process cases and follow up on employer and customer needs. Daily Herald