Employment

Annual Utah Valley Job Fair
The Utah Valley Job Fair is usually held at the Utah Valley Convention Center (220 W. Center in Provo) in March each year. The next one will be on March 22, 2022 from 2:00 to 5:00 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. For the most up-to-date information about the next Utah Valley Job Fair, click here.

Utah Department of Workforce Services
Provo office: 1550 N. 200 West, 801-526-0950
Lehi office: 557 W. State Street, 801-526-0950
Spanish Fork office: 1185 N. Canyon Creek Parkway, 801-526-0950

At any office, ask if there is someone currently working with people who have been recently incarcerated–if so, they will be more aware of issues and opportunities when job-hunting with a record, including applying for the Federal Bonding Program. Workforce Services also works with other agencies through UDOWD (see below) to provide better support for people who are seeking employment.

Utah State Office of Rehabilitation (Voc Rehab)
Provo office: 150 E. Center, Suite #3300, 801-526-0950
Spanish Fork office: 1185 N. Canyon Creek Parkway, 801-526-0950

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

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 one-day workshop for job seekers with a criminal record is held twice a month (second and fourth Tuesdays) at the Provo AP&P office. Call 801-374-7684 or 801-502-9934 for more information.

 

LDS Employment Services
Covid 19 update: Some offices are closed during the pandemic; others have limited hours. Call first before visiting.
Provo office: 702 W. Columbia Lane (by Deseret Industries), 888-818-4484
Springville office: 1672 W. 700 South, 888-818-4484
American Fork office: 437 S. 500 East, 888-818-4484

UVU Career Development Center
LC-409, UVU main Orem Campus, 801-863-6364
Career counseling services for UVU students and alumni.

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 a PDF of the full 71-page Smart Start job hunting guide from Workforce Services, click here.

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